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Bronx, NY Local Guide

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The Bronx is one of the famous "five boroughs" of New York City. Like each of the boroughs, the Bronx has a unique character that is completely unique. Located on the north end of New York City, it is also the only major part of New York City that is primarily located on the mainland. At the last census, approximately 1.4 million people were living in the Bronx.

The Bronx has undergone many character changes over the years. It is one of the most densely populated places in the country at present, but this comes after the massive amounts of urban decay that took place in the 60s and 70s. Today, the Bronx is a thriving community, where billions are being invested to create new housing.

Finding a Bronx Apartment

When to search

New York has a reputation when it comes to housing for a very good reason. Essentially, it's always a battlefield. However, some experienced apartment hunters suggest that any time other than the summer might be a good option to search in the Bronx, with November providing the best odds of finding a good place.

Staying in the know

If you're looking for an apartment in the Bronx and have never lived there before, using a broker could be in your best interest. If you describe what you're looking for and your budget to the broker, they can use their connections to find you a place more quickly than you might manage on your own. Just be sure to check their fees before you commit.


Life in Bronx

Transportation

7 different subway lines connect the Bronx to the rest of New York City, and this is by far the most economical and fastest way to get around. There are also commuter trains that are useful if you need to get to major destinations such as Union Station quickly. There are a series of bridges that connect the Bronx to Queens and Manhattan, but if you drive be prepared to face some of the worst traffic in the country.

Where to play

With a nickname like ‘The Bronx Bombers' taking in a New York Yankees game is a must for each new resident of the Bronx. The Bronx Zoo is widely recognized as one of the best in the world, and a visit is sure to yield some sites that you will never get to see at smaller regional zoos. Bay Plaza is a good place to shop in the Bronx. Of course, once you've seen the Bronx, the rest of NYC awaits, including the lights of Broadway.

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