Living in the Van Cortlandt Village neighborhood of Bronx

Van Cortlandt Village Apartments

Van Cortlandt Village is a Bronx neighborhood within the larger community of Kingsbridge Heights. Named for the park that lies to the north, this area has a mix of housing stock from single-family homes to mid-rise apartment buildings.


This neighborhood has an area of only a half-mile, and is bounded by the Major Deegan Expressway at its western edge, with Fort Independence Park and the Jerome Park Reservoir at the east, and with West 238th Street as its southern border (although some say the border is further south than this).


Living in Van Cortlandt Village

This small community is rather hilly, and many of the streets curve to the contours of the topography. Residents of this neighborhood have access to the 1146-acre Van Cortlandt Park, which offers several recreational attractions.


Although Van Cortlandt Village is mostly a residential neighborhood, there are a few local establishments situated just outside its borders, yet still within Kingsbridge. One such favorite is the S&S Cheesecake bakery, which has been serving the community with some of the city's best cheesecakes for over fifty years.


Residents of Van Cortlandt Village apartments are closest to the number 1 train, which serves the neighborhood via the 238th Street Station on Broadway. For the quickest trip downtown, passengers can transfer from the 1 train to the "super-express" A train at the 168th Street Station in Upper Manhattan's Washington Heights. From there, the A train only stops twice before arriving at the 59th Street - Columbus Circle Station in Midtown. But tenants residing in Van Cortlandt Village apartments also have the option of taking the local Bronx Bx10 bus to the nearby Mosholu Parkway Station, where commuters can hop on the number 4 train to get to Manhattan's East Side, although taking this train is more time consuming, and often more crowded. Yet residents have yet another option, which involves taking the BxM3 express bus into Manhattan, which transports passengers to Midtown in about forty minutes.


Families will find this neighborhood attractive for its proximity to greenspace and for the Van Cortlandt Branch of the New York Public Library. Although this region was once made up of single-family homes only, many of the residents have remained. The strong sense of community is one of the biggest attractions to the Van Cortlandt Village neighborhood.

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