Named for the hilly birthplace of New York University’s Bronx Campus, the lively western hub of University Heights offers residents a cozy atmosphere and thriving commercial landscape.
The real estate consists of mainly older multi-unit townhomes, co-ops, and mid-rise apartments. No longer home to the university, many of the buildings have been repurposed to house Bronx Community College, drawing interest from students looking to live somewhere with an easy commute to campus. A wave of revitalization has inspired developers to construct a series of apartments buildings and townhouses throughout the district, mixing old and new construction.
The community in University Heights is close-knit and family oriented. Parks with walking trails and playgrounds are a few streets away in any direction. Fast food stations stand alongside local eateries and mom and pop shops. Fordham Road boasts a string of favorite stores and markets. Those looking for a vibrant nightlife have easy access to Manhattan and neighboring districts with busy hotspots and a larger bar scene.
A place of growth and character, people looking for a comfortable neighborhood with easy access to retail and green space will love taking a stroll through University Heights.