Concourse is a bustling civic and retail center that’s gaining significant attention from renters looking for an affordable area with an easy commute. Known to many as the Grand Concourse, this southwestern Bronx neighborhood is framed around its impressive thoroughfare namesake.
The critical stretch of road, designed to emulate Paris’ Champs-Elysees, is lined with impressive Art Deco and Beaux Arts style apartment buildings. Many of the complexes boast attentive concierges and stunning park views. Newer construction mingles with slightly old pre-war buildings outside the historic stretch of the street, offering a variety of housing options with modest prices that attract buyers and renters making a move from Manhattan. This migration has had a huge impact on not only the neighborhood’s residential landscape but its expanding retail scene.
The tight-knit community follows a grid pattern of residential and retail streets. Like most of the riverside region, Concourse has an industrial feel with pockets of retail and greenspace. Quiet parks and farmers markets stand alongside well-loved pubs and small boutiques. Trendy shops and restaurants are cropping up more and more as the area grows in popularity, offering residents diverse dining and entertainment options.
There’s plenty of landmarks and recreational activities to tempt visitors and residents alike. Joyce Kilmer Park and Franz Sigel Park offer solitude and walking trails. Stately courthouses dot the landscape. Just a few streets away, cultural hotspots like the Bronx Museum of the Arts serve as the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon drinking in the diverse cultural offerings of this unique gem of the Bronx.