Pelham Parkway

Bronx, New York Homes for Sale

About Pelham Parkway

Often referred to as “The Greenbelt,” Pelham Parkway is a neighborhood in the center of the Bronx. To its left, the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden offer enough greenspace to earn its nickname. The street Pelham Parkway runs along the top of the neighborhood, offering greenspace and easy access in and out of the neighborhood. The tree-lined boulevard also leads to Fordham University and other destinations in the borough. There is a stillness to life in Pelham Parkway, with its picturesque buildings and bursts of nature amidst the concrete jungle.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $99,900 to $675,000

Closed Prices: $93,000 to $310,000

Median Sale Price: $175,000

Average $ per sq ft: $206

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Pelham Parkway

Living close to a busy main street is commonly considered a negative, but in Pelham Parkway, where the namesake’s “busy main street” is a veritable forest, it’s certainly a plus. Bronx Park East runs along the Bronx River Forest, making it another desirable location. The further east properties run, the more the charm of Pelham Parkway is lost in exchange for something more metropolitan.

Like most neighborhoods in this area of the Bronx, the food focus is on family-owned classics serving tried and true dishes. There aren’t a lot of hot culinary openings or aesthetically-driven spots, but the food is fantastic if you know where to go. Most eateries can be found on Lydig Avenue or White Plains Road and range from Spanish and Mediterranean to Italian and American cuisines.

The roughly one-square-mile total land area used to be home to countless six and seven story co-ops, along with standout art deco-inspired buildings and creative single-family houses. Recent development has changed the local landscape in the area, but many of these co-ops are still standing. Bronx House, a Jewish settlement house, is in the heart of the neighborhood. The Pelham Parkway-Van Nest branch of the New York Public Library offers community service to the neighborhood, as well. Most streets are primarily residential and even the most crowded avenues still have trees growing along their edges.

There is almost nothing in terms of nightlife in Pelham Park. Take the Bx12-SBS bus to Baychester to see a movie at the AMC theater for a casual night out. If you’re not in the mood for a film, try any number of national chains that happen to be located in the mall nearby. Continue to Pelham Bay for golf and seafood options. Just a bit farther, take a ride to Little Italy where there are plenty of nightlife options.

Spend the day getting lost in Bronx River Forest. Take in the clean waters of the Bronx River while hiking along the trails. Check out the Burke Bridge and you might even find yourself stumbling into the New York Botanical Garden. Embrace a sense of adventure and take the Bx12 bus to Fordham. Once there, set up a picnic on Edwards Parade, a greenspace on campus and enjoy some lunch from a local cafe nearby. Make a stop at the bookstore and then take the long walk home.

Most easily accessible transportation begins at Fordham University, a 30-minute bus ride on the Bx12 bus. From there, access to the Metro-North train line and the 4 train makes traveling into Manhattan more realistic. The Bx12 bus is really the lifeline of any travel, Manhattan or otherwise. Some residents own cars and some standalone housing allows for access to a driveway. But long commutes are part of life in Pelham Parkway, unless you’re teaching or studying at Fordham University.

Locals Love

  • Walkable and bikeable
  • Access to Bronx River Forest
  • Beautiful tree-lined streets

Locals Don't Love

  • Few restaurants
  • No nightlife options
  • Limited subway access

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