Living in the Belmont / Arthur Avenue neighborhood of Bronx


Belmont Apartments

Belmont is an neighborhood in the central section of the Bronx. To the east lie Bronx Park and the Bronx Zoo, with the Fordham University campus situated to the north.

 

Housing stock in this neighborhood consists mainly of four, five, and six story tenement buildings, along with rowhouses and low-rise apartment buildings. If you're looking for an inexpensive NY apartment, but can't afford a long commute, Belmont might be a neighborhood to keep an eye on.

 

Living in Belmont

Belmont is home to Arthur Avenue, which was once a large, thriving "Little Italy". This strip continues to serve as Bronx's largest Italian-cultured center, with several bakeries, delis, and cafes around the area.

 

The majority of Italian flavored cuisine can be found on the few blocks between East 188th Street at the north and Crescent Avenue at the south. The Arthur Avenue section is popular both among Bronxites, as well as New Yorkers from outer boroughs who travel to Belmont for the authentic, New York-Italian atmosphere. If you're in the area, grab some homemade pasta at Roberto's on Crescent Avenue, which is known for their exquisite, fresh, and flavorful dishes. Afterwards, be sure to stop by Madonia Brothers Bakery and grab a delicious cannoli.

 

Commuters living in Belmont apartments often take the Metro-North Railroad into Manhattan. This neighborhood is served by the New Haven and Harlem lines, which can be caught at the nearby Fordham Station around Belmont's northwest corner. From this station, commuters can expect a 16-25 minute ride, depending on the departure time. The nearest subways are the B & D trains, which have stations in neighboring Fordham Heights, however, are not within walking distance to all Belmont resiedents.


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