Neighborhoods to Visit in the Bronx
The Bronx is the northernmost borough in New York City. It is known as the home of Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanical Garden and despite being the third most populated county in the United States, the Bronx also has a surprising amount of green space. It is also famous as the birthplace of hip-hop and is a cultural mecca. You can walk down Arthur Avenue and pass by the Bronxs Little Italy or head to South Bronx to enjoy some shopping along The Grand Concourse.
Below are some of the most interesting neighborhoods in the Bronx.
Belmont is where you'll find Arthur Avenue, which is the "Little Italy" of the Bronx. The neighborhood also has a large influence from Puerto Rican and Albanian cultures. This area is popular for its shopping, rainbow rowhouses, and interesting mixing bowl of cultures.
Fordham was once a farming area, but today it is home to many middle-class families. The area has a number of single family homes and brick rowhouses, but there are also lots of four and five story tenements.
Comparable to Arthur Avenue in Belmont, Morris Park has a large Italian population, excellent bakeries, and delicious restaurants. The neighborhood is often said to be the cleanest in the Bronx as well, with a large number of parks and green spaces.
Parkchester was a planned community that was built in 1942. Today the neighborhood has an artistic atmosphere with fountains, gardens, and parks.
Riverdale is a bit removed from the everything, in the northernmost part of the Bronx, but it is near the Hudson River and Van Cortlandt Park. This neighborhood has a lot of outdoor areas that you can explore.
This is a quaint neighborhood in the Bronx with a number of green spaces and nice views. It's a popular area for people with families and professionals.
How much does it cost?
Prices for activities, things to do, and tours range from $31 to $849. The average cost for a tour or tickets is $266. A few of the best options are below.
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