Living in the Baychester neighborhood of Bronx


Baychester Apartments

Located near Pelham Bay Park is the residential neighborhood of Baychester. Hardly the Bronx's largest community, this section of town has quite a variety of housing styles.

 

Most of this neighborhood is strictly residential, with several blocks exhibiting somewhat of a suburban ambiance. Other sections, however, display typical NY apartments--in buildings like the rowhouse and multifamily units. Whether you're looking for affordability or a bigger space, you're bound to find a swath of options with Baychester apartments.

 

Life in the North Bronx: Baychester

Interstate-95 brushes along the eastern end of the neighborhood, essentially slicing it near the edge of the Eastchester Bay. On the eastern side of the thruway sit a few housing complexes, along with the region's main shopping center. The Bay Plaza Shopping Center is situated between Bartow Avenue and Hutchinson River Parkway, and is never more than a ten minute trip from even the most westerly Baychester apartments. This mall has a handful of the common, "big-box" stores along with several restaurants and other types of shops.

 

The number 5 train runs directly through town, providing residents with access to two stations within the neighborhood. Both Gun Hill Road and Baychester Avenue Stations are fairly central when it comes to location and accessibility, providing about a 45-50 minute ride into Midtown Manhattan. Baychester's relative distance from Manhattan and limited transit options makes for a rather car-heavy atmosphere. Although not everyone drives everyday, many folks in this section of the city rely on their cars for the weekends, or just for those out-of-the-way errands. No car? Don't fret! Baychester is well-serviced by the MTA's bus system, with numerous options in local and express bus lines.

 

Pelham Bay Park Right Next Door

A quick drive across Baychester's eastern inlet is the famous Pelham Bay Park--one of the Bronx's greatest attractions, as well as New York City's largest park. Unlike the heavily-landscaped Central Park in Manhattan, Pelham Bay Park maintains much of its natural elements, which strengthens its stance as one of the city's most beloved sanctuaries. Along with groves and shoreline, this park houses the borough's only public beach, as well as several areas for birdwatchers. If you want to leave the bustle at work, check out the available Baychester apartments, because you might enjoy the pace of life.


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