Situated on a peninsula in the South Bronx, Hunts Point is an industrial district with a growing resurgence of residential space and amenities. Home to one of the largest food distributions facilities in the world, the neighborhood is gaining attention for its easy commute to Manhattan and desirable riverside location.
While the industry is the driving force in Hunts Point, the area’s dense residential pockets are growing. The real estate market comprises older, pre-war apartment buildings and rows of multi-unit houses. New development is on the rise, with renovated warehouse buildings and large apartment complexes popping up throughout the region. The recent parkland renovations and push for waterfront access are driving up interest, with increased retail not far behind.
The beautification project that linked parks and landscaped bike paths have made a considerable difference in the number of activities and recreation available to residents. For a long time, waterfront access was just a pipe dream. Now visitors and locals alike enjoy spending days at the fishing piers and outdoor amphitheater space, transforming what was once an industrial territory. Kayakers and canoers flock to the revitalized Bronx River while joggers enjoy trails on the Bronx River Greenway.
Parkland is just the beginning of what Hunts Point has to offer. Concentrated efforts from community groups and organizations have led to an active youth community center and rising real estate market. Mom-and-pop shops stand alongside dance halls and local markets. After school programs and other family-friendly entertainment is a massive draw for growing families looking for a healthy community feel and peaceful neighborhood.