Westchester Heights is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Westchester Heights is a great area for home buyers who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. In general, finding things to do is very easy in this neighborhood. Even though the nightlife is quiet, there are crowds of people around most of the time. This part of New York also features a fair amount of greenery; accessing parks is very easy from a lot of locations in neighborhood since there are a few of them nearby for residents to relax in. Furthermore, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage for the majority of streets is good.
A majority of the housing growth in Westchester Heights took place prior to the 1960s. Large apartment buildings are the main housing type, representing about 45% of the dwellings in this area, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and duplexes. About three quarters of the population of this neighborhood rent their home and one quarter are owners. This part of New York has a selection of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is a very short walk to get to primary schools and high schools from most homes for sale in Westchester Heights. Residents benefit from public and private secondary schools. In terms of eating, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this part of the city. Likewise, with 50-odd restaurants and cafes in this neighborhood, there is generally a place to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. A good variety of clothing stores can also be found within a reasonably short walking distance.
Home buyers in Westchester Heights are provided with several choices to get around without the need for a car. Traveling by public transit is very convenient in this area. For example, rapid transit stations, including Westchester Square - E Tremont Av Station, Zerega Av Station and Castle Hill Av Station with access to the 6 | Lexington Avenue Local Line and 6X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, are typically nearby from most homes in the neighborhood. Residents have access to a few bus lines, and bus stops are usually nearby. It is also very easy for people walking to get around in Westchester Heights; all common errands can be run on foot, and various businesses are very close by. Westchester Heights is quite cycling-friendly since the bicycling infrastructure is comprehensive.