Williamsbridge

Bronx

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The heritage of Williamsbridge is a bit of mystery, though it is believed that the neighborhood title comes from the farmer John Williams, the creator of the William’s Bridge in the North Bronx. Historically a working class bastion of Italian and Jewish immigrants, Williamsbridge has had a constant influx of immigrants since the 1970s. Today a diverse, though united middle-class neighborhood, Williamsbridge consists of primarily multi-unit 2-3 story private houses. The local bustle of community rolls in and out of the shops, bakeries, clothing stores, and Island restaurants lining nearly every neighborhood block. While there is a constant struggle to manage growing population in the school systems and increased housing costs, many immigrants still fight their way through the rising property expenses in order to live in this rapidly growing part of the Bronx. Family and community driven, despite the demographic mix, Williamsbridge continues to grow positively, a shining example for the borough of a neighborhood pushing to expand and flourish. Though in the north Bronx, Williamsbridge still retains excellent public transportation options into the City. The 2 and 5 trains are the main trains that run up to 219th and Gun Hill Road. The local Bx8, Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39 buses peruse throughout the area, the BxM11 is the express bus to reach Midtown Manhattan, and Williams Bridge connects with the Harlem Line. By Meir Areman

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

2
5

Buses:

Bx8
Bx15
Bx28
Bx30
Bx38
Bx39
Bx41
BxM11

Rental Prices:

$683 ― $1,300

Sales Prices:

$164,000 ― $310,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

11

Police Precincts:

47

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