Fordham

Bronx

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For decades a middle-class neighborhood made up largely of Jewish and Irish families, Fordham has become thoroughly diverse and a well-traversed area of the Bronx. It is home to large numbers of middle and working class families in the range of approximately 80,000 people. Fordham’s boundaries are difficult to outline, but they begin approximately near Fordham Road in the north, Jerome Avenue on the west, down to East 161st in the south, and Southern Boulevard in the east. Fordham is a town of rich, evolving history. Titled Old Fordham Village in the 18th century, the King’s road cut through the rural area of Fordham and was used as a critical retreat point by George Washington and the Continental Army. The famous American poet Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage, where he stayed with his wife Virginia as she was dying, is located in the middle of a grassy knoll. A rural area until the early 20th century, Fordham has beautiful green areas that sit comfortably near many five- and six-story apartment structures. The New York Botanical Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo are contained within Bronx Park and make up dozens of stunningly beautiful acres. Fordham University is located centrally and has one of the most stunning campuses in NYC, with rolling green lawns and reserved Gothic architecture. Fordham is a huge mass transit area. The B and D trains operate regularly and the Metro North docks at Fordham Station. Buses run all over the New York City area as high as Northern Westchester: these include the Bx1, 2, 3, 9, 12, 15, 17, 22, 28, 34, 38, and 41. By Meir Areman

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

4
B
D

Buses:

Bx1
Bx2
Bx3
Bx9
Bx12
Bx12 SBS
Bx15
Bx17
Bx22
Bx28
Bx34
Bx41

Rental Prices:

$1,200 ― $1,800

Sales Prices:

$268,000 ― $434,000

Landmarks:

Fordham University, Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens

School Districts:

10

Police Precincts:

46

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