Livability Score

68
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Prince coffee house
Coffee Shop
New Star Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Sahara Cafe
Coffee Shop
Cafe Tabaco and Ron
Coffee Shop
S & S Cheesecake
Coffee Shop
Mon Amour
Coffee Shop
Coffee Donuts
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
An Beal Bocht Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
ABC Cafe
Coffee Shop
Jam Rock Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Isla Cafe
Coffee Shop
Caffeine on The Concourse
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caffé Lanka
Coffee Shop
Mike's Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Hilltop Perk
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (1) A+
Loews Paradise Theater
Theatre Arts
Ross Gallery and Lecture Hall
Art Gallery
Birds of Prey
Attraction
Madagascar!
Attraction
Sea Lions
Attraction
Amazing Amphibians
Attraction
Monkey House
Attraction
Bison Range
Attraction
New York City Zoo
Attraction
Flamingos
Attraction
World of Birds
Attraction
World of Reptiles
Attraction
Congo Gorilla Forest
Attraction
Butterfly Garden
Attraction
Hall of Fame Playhouse
Theatre Arts
4-D Theater
Theatre Arts
African Wild Dogs
Attraction
Baboons
Attraction
Bronx Zoo
Zoo
Dholes
Attraction
Bears
Attraction
Carter Giraffe Building
Attraction
Somba Village
Attraction
Lions
Attraction
Nature Trek
Attraction
Food and Drink (32) A+
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
2 Bros. Pizza
Fast Food
Lee’s Deli
Deli
Best Italian Pizza
Fast Food
White Castle
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
Blue Goose Tavern
Bar
Unknown Name
Deli
Chris Liquor Store
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Deli
Tacos El Chuleton
Fast Food
Tony & Tina's Burek & Yogurt
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Sweets
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Mugzs
Bar
Lupitas
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Jazmin 2
Deli
Kennedy Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Fitness (2) A+
Blink Fitness
Gym
FIERCE NYC
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
Community Centre
Retro Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Moriah Senior Center
Community Centre
CrossFit Anti Average
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Plant Fitness
Gym
mini fitness ceter
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Kelly Street Cooperative
Community Centre
The Armory
Gym
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Community Centre
New York City Community Board 12
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
8
Community Centre
The Riverdale YM-YWHA
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (13) A+
Cherry Valley
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Mama Bakery
Bakery
Simon's Deli & Bagels
Bakery
Fordham Fruit & Vegetable
Grocery Store
Modern Market
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Butcher
Casa della Mozarella
Cheese
Unknown Name
Bakery
Madonia Brothers Bakery
Bakery
Randazzo's Seafood
Seafood
Unknown Name
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Antillana
Grocery Store
Morton Williams
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Artusos Pastry Bake Shop
Bakery
Met
Grocery Store
Food Dynasty
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Concourse Food Plaza
Grocery Store
Fine Fare Supermarket
Grocery Store
Parks (21) A+
Webster Memorial Playground
Park
Rose Hill Park
Park
Flood Triangle
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Columbus Square
Park
Fordham Bedford Lot-Busters Garden
Park
Queen's Court
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Poe Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Washington Park
Park
Edwards Parade
Park
Muller Triangle
Park
George Farkas Square
Park
Hawthorne/Rooney Tennis Courts
Park
Hawthorne/Rooney Tennis Courts
Park
Ciccarone Park
Park
Vincent Ciccarone Playground
Playground
Slattery Playground
Park
Saint James Park
Park
Jack Coffey Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
D'Auria-Murphy Triangle
Park
Bathgate Playground
Playground
Sergeant Johnson Triangle
Park
Shops (55) A+
Unknown Name
Home Improvement
Old Navy
Clothing
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Burlington
Department Store
East Fordham Road
Optician
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Rainbow
Clothing
Five Below
Discount Store
Target
Department Store
Unknown Name
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Clothing
Elite Eye Care
Optician
Unknown Name
Furniture
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Unknown Name
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
P. C. Richard & Son
Electronics
Marshalls
Department Store
Burlington
Department Store
Acelo
Shoes
Takout
Shoes
Jinc E-Bikes & Hardware
Bicycle
Dime
Department Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 67.3% take public transportation in Fordham.
Public Transit Stops (68)
Stops & Stations
A+
Webster Avenue & East 189th Street
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue @ Fordham Plaza
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & East 189th Street
Bus Stop
Webster Avenue & East Fordham Road
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Webster Avenue
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & East Fordham Road
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
Fordham
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Marion Avenue
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Decatur Avenue
Bus Stop
Webster Avenue & East Fordham Avenue
Bus Stop
Washington Avenue & East Fordham Road
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & Cyrus Place
Bus Stop
Webster Avenue & East 187th Street
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & Cyrus Place
Bus Stop
East Kingsbridge Road & East Fordham Road
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Bathgate Avenue
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Tiebout Avenue
Bus Stop
Webster Avenue & East 187th Street
Bus Stop
East Fordham Road & Bathgate Avenue
Bus Stop
Webster Avenue & East 194th Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
67.3%
A+
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cost of living B+

The cost of living in Fordham is 154/100 - which is 31% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B-
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

Fordham crime rates are 4,761 per 100k, which is 121% higher than New York
Property Crime
3,178 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
1,583 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D-

The median income in Fordham is $37,284 - which is 39% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$37,284
F
Unemployment Rate
8.1%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (20)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
JJ Pharmacy
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 48/Ladder 56/Division 7
Fire Station
Union Community Health Center
Clinic
Hopewell
Pharmacy
Fordham Care
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Poe Pharmacy
Pharmacy
BronxCare Medical and Dental at Poe
Clinic
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Nicolas Gno, MD
Doctor
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
BX Dental
Dentist
Good Life
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Brace Yourself, P.C.
Dentist
Multi Speciality Medical Care Center
Clinic
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Okyeniba Medical, PC: Samuel K. Mensah MD
Doctor
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Saint Barnabas Hospital
Hospital
CityMD
Clinic
Rite Aide
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Fordham home prices are $518,950 - which is 81% higher than New York
Home Price
$518,950
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
88%
A+
Home Affordability
13.9x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C+

The Fordham graduation rate is 59% - which is 28% lower than New York
School Test Scores
53%
D
High School Grad. Rates
59%
F
Elementary Schools (12) A+
Jonas Bronck Academy
Is 254
West Bronx Academy For The Future
Ps 85 Great Expectations
Thomas C Giordano Middle School 45
Ps/Is 54
Ps 159 Luis Mumoz Marin Biling
Ps 246 Poe Center
Ps 209
Our Lady Of Refuge School
Ps 46 Edgar Allan Poe
Ps 9 Ryer Avenue Elementary School
Creston Academy
Academy For Personal Leadership And Excellence
East Fordham Academy For The Arts
Ps 33 Timothy Dwight
Theatre Arts Production Company School
Angelo Patri Middle School (The)
Ps 59 Community School Of Technology (The)
Ps 23 New Children'S School (The)
St Simon Stock School
Ps 205 Fiorello Laguardia
Ps 315 Lab School
Miss Francine Day School Ii
Kipp Freedom Charter School
High Schools (10) A+
Bronx High School-Law And Community Service
Belmont Preparatory High School
Fordham Leadership Academy
Knowledge And Power Prep Academy International High School
West Bronx Academy For The Future
Fordham High School For The Arts
Fordham Preparatory School
Theatre Arts Production Company School
Crotona International High School
High School For Energy And Technology
Bronx Academy For Software Engineering (Base)
Academy Of Mount St Ursula
Aquinas High School
Celia Cruz Bronx High School Of Music (The)
High School For Teaching And The Professions
International School For Liberal Arts
Kingsbridge International High School
Discovery High School
Ps 188
Providing Urban Learners Success In Education High School
Hope Academy Of The Bronx
Ps 168
High School Of American Studies At Lehman College
Mott Hall V
Eagle Academy For Young Men
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ratings D-

Fordham has an overall rating of 53% from 3 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (2)
From AreaVibes
F
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Fordham, a community gem that has plenty to offer its residents 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 10, 2014) New York is a large city with many great neighborhoods, but Fordham is my favorite place to live. Fordham is a busy commercial and residential community located in the Bronx. Its boundaries start clockwise and include to the north Fordham Road, on the east Webster Avenue, to the ...Read More south East 183rd Street, and on the west is Jerome Avenue. Typical New Yorkers are always on the move, and it's the same with the diverse community of Fordham. The bustling neighborhood thrives on being active with so many amenities available, you'll quickly understand why it's such a popular residential area.

Fordham's large mixture of national and regional chain stores, as well as, small independent shops make it one of the most prominent shopping districts in the Bronx. When I lived in Fordham, I would make any excuse to go shopping as there were so many clothing retailers nearby. Whether I was looking for some new clothes at the Gap or a stylish new pair of shoes at Nine West, with the wide selection of retailers available I was sure to find something that I liked. When I didn't feel much like shopping, I would take a walk and visit the Bronx Zoo or Botanical Gardens. Both are just a few blocks walking distance and are great options if you need to take a break from shopping. Fordham also has a variety of dining options as I can choose between eating at a vendor, fast food place, or even a restaurant.

Having all the major amenities like the local restaurants, clothing stores, multiple transportation options, schools and the hospital all in one area makes Fordham a great place to live. While the nearby amenities was one of the major reasons why I loved living in Fordham, the less desirable aspects of this area are its overcrowded streets and limited parking options. To call Fordham Road busy is an understatement as the neighbourhood receives more foot traffic than SOHO in Manhattan and the Flatiron District. People that are not comfortable with large social settings may not like Fordham as it is packed to the brim with college students, school children, shoppers and pedestrians on a daily basis. With Fordhams many problems, it's still a gem screaming with the activity and diversity that encapsulates the Bronx's identity. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Fordham? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Webster Memorial Playground
Rose Hill Park
Flood Triangle
Unknown Name
Columbus Square
Fordham Bedford Lot-Busters Garden
Queen's Court
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Loews Paradise Theater
Ross Gallery and Lecture Hall
Birds of Prey
Madagascar!
Sea Lions
Amazing Amphibians
Monkey House
Bison Range

Food & Drink

Little Caesars
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
2 Bros. Pizza
Lee’s Deli
Best Italian Pizza

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Fordham? Of all people who commute, 67.3% take public transportation in Fordham.
Drive to Work
13%

40% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
67%

39% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
9%

2% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Fordham a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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