Kingsbridge Heights, The Bronx : NYC Tourist Guide

Kingsbridge Heights, The Bronx, in NYC, New York, USA

Home The Bronx Neighborhoods Kingsbridge Heights Info

Kingsbridge Heights, The Bronx, New York City

Getting Started


NYC Neighborhoods

Staten Island

NYC Icons

Chrysler Building
Flatiron Building
Empire State Building

Safe NYC


NYC Weather

NYC Climate
NYC Weather Forecast
Winter Season
Spring Season
summer Season
Fall Season

NYC History & Politics

New York City History
Tammany Hall and Politics
New York City Politicians
New York City Personalities

Culture of Gotham City

Culture of the city
Cultural diversity
City in popular culture

Kingsbridge Heights
Kingsbridge Heights, sometimes considered as separate from Kingsbridge proper, is a middle-class neighborhood in the West Bronx in New York City. It is characterized by a very high population density; along with adjacent Bedford Park, it is one of the Bronx's more densely-settled neighborhoods.

Kingsbridge Heights is a varied and multi-cultural neighborhood. It has a unique location as a hub for convenient public transportation (the 1, 4 and D NYC Subway lines; NYC Express Bus services to both the West and East sides of Manhattan), open space parks (Van Cortlandt, Ft. Independence), public schools (P.S. 95, and the small Ampak Neighborhood School of Choice), and CUNY Herbert Lehman College and The Bronx High School of Science located in the neighboring neighborhood of Norwood), world-class Montefiore Hospital and Children's Hospital, and nearby shopping venues (such as Fordham Road and Jerome-Gun Hill shopping districts in Norwood).

Recently, the neighborhood, especially the northern part, has seen a huge increase in higher-end rental and co-op building construction. Since 9/11, many Manhattan residents who have been priced out of the Manhattan housing market have been flocking uptown to Kingsbridge Heights. On April 4, 2007, Business Week Online ( called Kingsbridge Heights one of "America's next hot neighborhoods".

The Van Cortlandt Jewish Center is located in the area of northern Kingsbridge Heights, popularly called Van Cortlandt Village. Historically, Northern Kingsbridge Heights had a predominantly Jewish and Irish population. They still maintain a decent size, and are growing in parts of the neighborhood as many of the two groups, especially Irish, are moving into this neighborhood from affluent Manhattan areas looking for cheaper rent. However, in recent years, a more diverse population has grown in the community. The Hispanic community is concentrated in the southern and more poorer area of Kingsbridge Heights, but a significant size of latinos are located in the northern area, as well.

One of the main attractions of the neighborhood is the Jerome Park Reservoir, which is a favorite for runners and naturalists. The perimeter of this reservoir is approximately 2.5 miles. Other places of interest easily reached by a short car ride include: Van Cortlandt Park, Wave Hill, Riverdale, Belmont (Little Italy of The Bronx), City Island, The Bronx Botanical Gardens, and The Bronx Zoological Park, (formerly known as The Bronx Zoo).

This is NYC

New York City Neighborhoods

NYC has a rich history in diversity and the city as a whole is nothing more than many small neighborhoods. Explore it with us..

NYC Neighborhoods
Manhattan Island

NYC Waterfronts & Beaches

NYC's waterfront is roughly 600 miles long and the overall form of the Harbor has remained unchanged from the time of Giovanni da Verrazzano. Learn more about the harbor, its shores and its waterways.

NYC Waterfronts
New York City Beaches

History and Politics of NYC

Did you know that New York City was briefly the U.S. capital during 1789-90 and was state capital until 1797?

New York City History
Tammany Hall and Politics
New York City Politicians

Culture of Gotham City

The culture of NYC is shaped by centuries of immigration, the city's size and variety, and its status as the cultural capital of the United States.

Culture of the city
Cultural diversity
City in popular culture

Travel & Transportation

The dominant mode of transportation in New York City is mass transit - Subways and Buses. However, it is the Taxicabs that are real New York icons!

Safety & Security

How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.

New York Climate

New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall.
New York Weather Forecast


New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country.
Ethnic composition

New York Newspapers

Niagara Falls Express: Overnight Tour from New York Romance Over Manhattan Private Helicopter Flight

home | get listed | privacy policy | site map back to top

Quick Links to Neighborhoods Manhattan | Bronx | Brooklyn | Queens | Staten Island

Website: 2004-08 All Rights Reserved. Permission must be secured prior to duplication of any content, including images.
All Photos: 2000-2007 Nishanth Gopinathan |, unless otherwise credited. All International Rights Reserved.

Hosting: PixvieweRTM Web Hosting | Web Design: Live EyesTM (