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Great Places to Live in The Bronx:
Living in the Bronx gives you access to Manhattan, yet a varied landscape and a more affordable cost of living. A melting pot of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, the Bronx is the northernmost borough of New York City and the only borough that is fully part of the U.S. mainland. Riverdale is a suburban feel with large homes, river views, and leaf-arbored streets. Other places of the borough offer a more industrial feel with warehouses, apartment complexes, and pop-up shops. RentCafe suggests the average rent at just over $1,700. Zumper lists $1,300-$1,950 average for one-bedroom apartments in the southern half of the Bronx. Among things to consider in living here are walkability, access to transportation, house size, and safety. Although not all housing options look the same or cater to the same preferences, the Bronx provides many options.
Concourse is a tight-knit neighborhood and home to Yankee Stadium. Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Queens are just 45 minutes away. Plan to spend $1,450-$1,600 for a one-bedroom apartment. Travel to Grand Central is 30 minutes by Metro North or the 4 train.
Fordham, located in the western part of the Bronx, is home to Bronx Park and the Bronx Zoo. It is adjacent to the 93-acre Fordham University. One bedroom apartment costs average $1,600 a month. Forty minutes on the Metro North rail line is the fastest way to and from Grand Central.
Kinsbridge is located in a valley and is the hilly neighborhood landscaped with staircases that connect streets and neighborhood areas. Its popularity has grown considerably because of its access to Manhattan. Explore the spacious Van Cortlandt Park for evening or weekend adventures. A little more costly, $1,700 monthly will give you rent to a one-bedroom apartment. Travel time to Midtown is 30 minutes aboard the D train or 40 minutes by the Metro North Railroad.
Mott Haven/South Bronx
Mott Haven/South Bronx, mostly known for its heavy traffic, is seeing some reprieve with accessibility by subway and some new construction along the Harlem River. Continuing the upward cost, one-bedroom apartments here push up toward $2,000 monthly. It is the closest commute to Grand Central at 25 minutes aboard the 6 train.
Riverdale, the most suburban of the options in the Bronx, will give you the most housing options. One-bedroom apartments run around $2,000 a month, while larger homes push into the millions. Find middle ground for your housing needs with condos and apartment complexes. Living in a beautiful suburban would be best if working from home. Commuting to Grand Central via Metro North Railroad will take approximately 45 minutes. Expect a travel time of 75 minutes if you should take the BxM18 bus.
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Career Opportunities & Industries in The Bronx:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the NY/NJ area including the Bronx has a civilian labor force of 10 million people. Some of the largest employers include city, state, and federal governments, hospitals, banks, and universities. Specific employers include City of New York, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, JP Morgan Chase and Company, Mt. Sinai Health System, and Macy’s.
Top employers include Instacart Shoppers with nearly 1,800 workers. NYC Health and Hospitals employ 1,488 workers, while ShopRite has 1,487 employees. CVS Health Retail provides just under 1300 jobs, and Madison Allied LLC brings employment to 1,206 workers. The borough has experienced great growth since 2014 and is expected to increase the growth percentage to 20% by 2024. Some of the fastest-growing industries include Ambulatory Health Care Services, Accommodation (Hotels and Motels), Personal and Laundry Services, Specialty Trade Contractors, Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries. Food Manufacturing, and Specialty Trade Contractors.
Growth in these industries has led to top growing careers. The following careers have been forecasted to experience at least 30% growth in a ten year’s span (2014-2024): Web Developers, Operations Research Analysts, Biomedical Engineers, Postsecondary Teachers in the Health Specialties, Interpreters and Translators, Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Home Health Aids, and Brickmasons and Blockmasons.
Things to Do in The Bronx:
Top attractions in the Bronx include New York Botanical Garden, New York Stadium, Bronx Zoo, Little Italy in the Bronx, Wave Hill, City Island, Edgar All Poe Cottage, Woodlawn Cemetery, Van Cortlandt Park, and Pelham Bay Park. Popular sightseeing options include helicopter tours and CityPass bus/trolley tours.
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Schools in The Bronx:
Horace Mann School, a private, coeducational, college preparatory independent day school for students from nursery-12th grade, has 1,694 students and costs $53,200 a year. Roughly 15% of the students receive financial aid. Students graduating from Horace Mann are most interested in attending Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, or Columbia University.
Riverdale Country School, also a private school, has 1,189 students and has a yearly tuition of $49,210. Students graduating from Riverdale are most interested in attending the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and Cornell University.
Stuyvesant High School, with 3,334 students, is rated #1 best public high school in New York. Popular colleges receiving these students are New York University, Cornell University, and Columbia University. It has a 99% reading proficiency and a 99% math proficiency.