Since Covid-19, the housing market has been out of control. Prices have sky-rocketed and sellers are in the position to take advantage of this wild market. People that were interested in buying a house earlier in the year is now holding off until the market calms down. With that in mind, the rental and moving industries have been busy more that ever. People are still relocating and finding the best apartments the city has to offer at reasonable prices. With that in mind, we at Stride Movers decided it would be a great idea to compile a list of 10 Neighborhoods You Still Can Afford in NYC (yes, they exist)!
1. Parkchester, The Bronx
Parkchester is a planned community and neighborhood originally developed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and located in the central Bronx, New York City. The immediate surrounding area also takes its name from the complex.
The neighborhood is filled with great restaurants and bars for your entertainment. One of the most talked about is Clinton Hall. It takes its inspiration from the historic Castle Clinton located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Another is the Lotus Lounge, providing customized Hookah Flavors, great hospitality and ambiance.
2 Bedford Park, The Bronx
Bedford Park is a residential neighborhood in the northwest Bronx, New York City, between the New York Botanical Garden and Lehman College. Bedford Park is home to people of many ethnicities. Reflecting a population greatly composed of foreign-born immigrants, there are distinct ethnic enclaves in Bedford Park.
Among the national symbols one may see strolling the neighborhood include the double-headed eagle (the emblem of Albania), the icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe (sacred to Catholic Mexicans). Also the shamrock of Ireland, the Arabic calligraphy of the shahadah (the Muslim profession of faith), or the coquí of Puerto Rico. When there, don’t forget to check out the Bronx Alehouse. It’s a casual saloon complete with burgers, wings, and hearty sandwiches. Wash them down with a selection of craft beers.
3 Lindenwood, Queens
Lindenwood is a section of Howard Beach, developed in the 1950s and 1960s on landfill property. It is primarily made up of six-story, orange- or red-brick apartment buildings, constructed in the early to mid-1960s. The “hi-rise” apartment buildings are co-op (red bricks) or condominiums (orange brick). Heritage House East and West (84-39 and 84-29 153rd Avenue) were among the first condominium apartment buildings in New York State. Lindenwood is known for the well renowned La Villa Pizzeria. It’s a family-oriented pizzeria offering wood-fired pies along with other traditional Italian dishes.
4 Fieldston, The Bronx
Fieldston is a privately-owned affluent neighborhood in the Riverdale section of the northwestern part of the New York City borough of the Bronx. It is bounded by Manhattan College Parkway to the south, Henry Hudson Parkway to the west, 250th Street to the north, and Broadway to the east. It is noted for its rural atmosphere, large houses and abundance of trees. The majority of the neighborhood is included in the Fieldston Historic District, designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2006.
The area is home to two of the three prestigious “Hill Schools”, the Horace Mann School and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. The third, Riverdale Country School, lies just outside Fieldston to the north. Manhattan College is located on Manhattan College Parkway, the neighborhood’s southern boundary. For all you meat lovers, Fieldston has one of the best steak house in town: Benjamin Steakhouse, Winner of “Best Steakhouse and Best Rib Eye” from Westchester Magazine, Benjamin Steakhouse is the ultimate dining experience! They offer an extensive menu that is sure to please. For steak lovers, Chef McLeod prepares juicy cuts of steak, from 36-ounce Porterhouses to juicy, tender Ribeyes and succulent filet mignon- all dry-aged in their very own aging box, which holds up to 25,000-30,000 lbs of beef.
5 Briarwood, Queens
Next on our list of 10 neighborhoods you still can afford in NYC, Briarwood. Briarwood is a middle-class neighborhood in the borough of Queens. The neighborhood is roughly bounded by the Van Wyck Expressway to the west, Parsons Boulevard to the east, Union Turnpike to the north, and Hillside Avenue to the south. Briarwood is the home of the Kew Gardens Cinemas. This Art Deco style theatre with its mom and pop feel has 5 screens with a concession stand where you can get coffee and fresh cookies.
Briarwood is named for the Briarwood Land Company, headed by Herbert A. O’Brien, who started developing the area in the first decade of the 20th century. Today, Briarwood contains a diverse community of Asian-American, white, Hispanic, and African-American residents.
6 Soundview, The Bronx
Soundview is a neighborhood on the Clason Point peninsula, on the southern section of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise, are the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the north, White Plains Road to the east, Lacombe Avenue to the south, and the Bronx River to the west. The Bruckner Expressway bisects the neighborhood horizontally along the center and the Bronx River Parkway runs north to south. Soundview Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Soundview.
7 North Riverdale, The Bronx
Welcome to North Riverdale, where different cultures and statuses meet. For those that are into a day at the museum don’t forget to visit the Derfner Judaica Museum. A cultural and educational center that provides exhibitions relating to Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture.
North Riverdale is the northernmost part of the Riverdale neighborhood of the borough of the Bronx in New York City. It is a residential sub-neighborhood, and shares its northern border with Yonkers. The northernmost point in New York City is at the Hudson River on the campus of the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
8 Spuyten Duyvil, The Bronx
Spuyten Duyvil is a neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City. It is bounded on the north by Riverdale, on the east by Kingsbridge, on the south by the Harlem River, and on the west by the Hudson River. Some consider it to be the southernmost part of Riverdale. When here do take time to check out the Henry Hudson Park. The park’s southern portion is known as the recreational half, providing basketball courts, a baseball diamond, handball courts, and more playgrounds. Journey to the park, choose a trail, and start your own explorations today!
9 Glen Oaks, Queens
Glen Oaks lies between Grand Central Parkway and Nassau County to the north, Union Turnpike to the south, the Queens/Nassau border (Lakeville Road) to the east, and the Cross Island Parkway to the west. In this area, the Queens/Nassau border separates New York City from the Village of Lake Success to the north. The Queens/Nassau border is referred to locally as “the city line” and is so designated on New York City buses. Union Turnpike is the main commercial road in the area.
10 Riverdale, The Bronx
Last but certainly not least on our list of 10 neighborhoods you still can afford in NYC is Riverdale. Riverdale is a residential neighborhood in the northwestern portion of the New York City borough of the Bronx. Riverdale, which has a population of 47,850 as of the 2000 United States Census, contains the northernmost point in New York City.
10 Neighborhoods You Still Can Afford in NYC
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