With a rich history and new development on the horizon, Mott Haven is an exciting place to call home in the Bronx. This southwestern neighborhood attracts former Manhattan residents looking for spacious rentals with an easy commute to Midtown.
An influx of young professionals moving to the Bronx for its affordable prices and convenient transportation has spurred the development of retail and residential space in the region. Mott Haven boasts a thriving housing market of brownstone-style row houses and multi-level apartment buildings. Stately townhouses and pre-war buildings line the waterfront. The neighborhood is a mix of stunning Neo-Greek, Queen Anne, and Romanesque Revival architecture.
The retail and restaurant landscape in Mott Haven is changing to meet the needs of its growing population of residents. Pockets of restaurants and shops lie within walking distance. From the weekly farmers’ market to the line of familiar chains at The Bronx Terminal Market, there’s plenty of options. A community-supported agriculture program thrives in Brook Park. Food trucks with delicious Latin fare weave their way through the neighborhood, offering distinct flavors that speak to the traditions of the area’s significant Hispanic community.
The neighborhood boasts a small collection of essential landmarks that add to its character. Notable sights include historic Alexander Avenue and St. Jerome. St. Ann’s, the first church in the Bronx, was founded by the Morris family, who were themselves descendants of Pocahontas. Today, the Gothic building serves as a center for community events and after-school programs.