Livability Score

67
/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
Jam Rock Cafe
Coffee Shop
Coffee Donuts
Coffee Shop
Caffeine on The Concourse
Coffee Shop
ABC Cafe
Coffee Shop
Mottley Kitchen
Coffee Shop
Cafeteria
Coffee Shop
Prince coffee house
Coffee Shop
Isla Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Mike's Bagels
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Manhattanville Coffee
Coffee Shop
Sugar Hill Cafe
Coffee Shop
Taszo Espresso Bar
Coffee Shop
Caffe Bene
Coffee Shop
Harlem Blues Cafe
Coffee Shop
PROOF Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Hilltop Perk
Coffee Shop
Acts III Bagels
Coffee Shop
Chipped Cup Coffee & Victuals
Coffee Shop
Astor Row Cafe
Coffee Shop
Hamilton's Bakery and Cafe
Coffee Shop
Yellow Banana Snack Bar
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) A+
East 165th Street steps
Attraction
Big Pun mural
Attraction
I Love the Bronx mural
Attraction
Tropicana
Nightclub
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Concourse Plaza Multiplex
Cinema
Bronx Documentary Center
Museum
Princesa del Rodeo
Nightclub
The Yankees Museum
Museum
Joker Stairs
Attraction
Pregones Theater
Theatre Arts
Pregones Theater
Theatre Arts
Hostos Center for the Art and Culture
Museum
Universal Hip Hop Museum
Museum
Bronx Arts Center
Theatre Arts
O'Side Restaurant & Lounge
Nightclub
Noche De Rumba
Nightclub
Congo Gorilla Forest
Attraction
Nature Trek
Attraction
Carter Giraffe Building
Attraction
African Wild Dogs
Attraction
Unknown Name
Stadium
Jungle World
Attraction
4-D Theater
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (26) A-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza
Fast Food
S&R Gourmet Deli
Deli
Colony Fried Chicken
Fast Food
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Fast Food
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
College Ave. Deli
Deli
Jamaica Gourmet Deli
Deli
358 Famous Deli
Deli
Club Luz
Bar
Unknown Name
Deli
Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza
Fast Food
Sabor Latino Supermarket
Deli
JyR
Deli
Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
Liquor
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Deli
Unknown Name
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Chelsea Craft Brewing Company
Bar
Unknown Name
Deli
McDonald's
Fast Food
Fitness (3) A+
Retro Fitness
Gym
mini fitness ceter
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Kelly Street Cooperative
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Pullup bar and Monkey bars
Gym
8
Community Centre
Lincoln East Senior Center
Community Centre
New York City Community Board 12
Community Centre
Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center
Community Centre
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Hansborough Recreation Center
Gym
Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Center
Community Centre
James Varick Community Center
Community Centre
The Armory
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Plant Fitness
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
FIERCE NYC
Community Centre
pull up bar and benches
Gym
Moriah Senior Center
Community Centre
The Laundromat Project
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (9) A+
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Real
Grocery Store
Key Foods
Grocery Store
Trade Fair
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Western Beef
Grocery Store
Bravo
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
C-Town
Grocery Store
Fine Fare
Grocery Store
Butchers Choice 2
Butcher
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Little Reyes
Grocery Store
Jacqueline's Bakery
Bakery
Associated
Grocery Store
National Bakery
Bakery
Food Bazaar
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Keyfoods
Grocery Store
Compare Foods
Grocery Store
Western Beef
Grocery Store
Western Beef
Grocery Store
Shop Fair
Grocery Store
Parks (91) A+
Youth Village Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Estella Diggs Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Basil Behagen Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Rocks And Roots Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
McKinley Square
Park
Franklin Triangle
Park
Beatty Plaza
Park
Unity Park
Park
Charlton Garden
Park
Reverend Polite Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (14) A-
Unknown Name
Home Improvement
20/20 Wireless
Electronics
Unknown Name
Toys
Dan Ray Hardware & Supply Co.
Home Improvement
Dollar General
Discount Store
Hair Treatment Beauty Salon
Hairdresser
Fabco
Shoes
Carmen & Blanca Beauty Salon
Hairdresser
At&t
Electronics
Hollywood Nail Inc.
Beauty
Unknown Name
Beauty
99 Cent Zone
Convenience Store
Metro by T-Mobile
Electronics
Liga Americana
Hairdresser
Unisex Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Nails Expra
Beauty
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Home Improvement
Karma Urban Wear
Clothing
Boost Mobile
Electronics
African Hair Braiding By Olga
Hairdresser
Boss Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Bliss Beauty
Beauty
GNC
Nutrition Supplements
Boost Mobile
Electronics
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 60.1% take public transportation in South Bronx.
Public Transit Stops (202)
Stops & Stations
A+
Boston Road & East 166th Street
Bus Stop
Boston Road & East 166th Street
Bus Stop
East 168th Street & Franklin Avenue
Bus Stop
Franklin Avenue & East 168th Street
Bus Stop
Boston Road & East 169th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & Home Street
Bus Stop
Boston Road & East 165th Street
Bus Stop
East 169th Street & Boston Road
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & East 168th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & Home Street
Bus Stop
East 169th Street & Boston Road
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & East 166th Street
Bus Stop
East 168th Street & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & East 168th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & East 166th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & East 169th Street
Bus Stop
Boston Road & East 169th Street
Bus Stop
East 168th Street & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
East 169th Street & Prospect Avenue
Bus Stop
Boston Road & East 165th Street
Bus Stop
East 169th Street & Prospect Avenue
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & East 169th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & East 165th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & East 165th Street
Bus Stop
Prospect Avenue & Ritter Place
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
60.1%
A+
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cost of living B-

The cost of living in South Bronx is 149/100 - which is 27% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
C
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime F

South Bronx crime rates are 4,068 per 100k, which is 89% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,592 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
1,476 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in South Bronx is $32,781 - which is 46% lower than New York.
Med. Household Income
$32,781
F
Unemployment Rate
6.5%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (28)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
FDNY EMS Station 26
Fire Station
Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior Health Center
Clinic
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Fulton Division
Hospital
FDNY Engine 50/Ladder 19
Fire Station
Morrisania Chest Clinic
Clinic
FDNY Engine 82/Ladder 31
Fire Station
Montefiore South Bronx Center Children and Families
Clinic
Community Healthcare Network- South Bronx
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Fortysecond Precinct Police Station
Police
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Boca Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Tri-Road Pharmacy
Pharmacy
FDNY Engine 92/Ladder 44/Battalion 17
Fire Station
505 Dental Associates
Dentist
Plaza del Castillo Health Center
Clinic
Montefiore Comprehensive Health Care Center
Clinic
MMG Via Verde
Clinic
FDNY Battalion 55
Fire Station
P.E.G. General Dental
Dentist
FDNY Engine 71/Ladder 55/Division 6
Fire Station
NYPD - Police Service Area 7
Police
Police Athletic League Bronx Community Center
Police
FDNY Engine 73/Ladder 42/Battalion 26
Fire Station
FDNY EMS Station 18
Ambulance Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

South Bronx home prices are $481,247 - which is 68% higher than New York
Home Price
$481,247
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
74%
A+
Home Affordability
14.7x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The South Bronx graduation rate is 58% - which is 29% lower than New York
School Test Scores
48%
F
High School Grad. Rates
58%
F
Elementary Schools (85) A+
R T Hudson Elementary School
Bronx Latin School
Ps 212
Urban Scholars Community School
New York Center For Autism Charter School Bronx
Dr Richard Izquierdo Health And Science Charter School
Mott Hall Charter School
South Bronx Classical Charter School Iv
Ps 63 Author'S Academy
South Bronx Classical Charter School Iii
Success Academy Charter School-Bronx 3
Success Academy Charter School-Bronx 2
Ps 146 Edward Collins
Harriet Tubman Charter School
Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School
Ps 132 Garrett A Morgan
Is 219 New Venture School
Kappa
Ps 140 Eagle School (The)
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School
Ms 301 Paul L Dunbar
Ps 150 Charles James Fox
Comprehensive Model School Project Ms 327
Ps 110 Theodore Schoenfeld
Ps 134 George F Bristow
High Schools (51) A+
School For Excellence
High School For Violin And Dance
Morris Academy For Collaborative Studies
Bronx International High School
Bronx Leadership Academy Ii High School
Bronx Latin School
Bronx Career And College Preparatory High School
Dr Richard Izquierdo Health And Science Charter School
Metropolitan High School (The)
Ps 186 Walter J Damrosch School
Frederick Douglass Academy Iii Secondary School
Bronx Regional High School
New Visions Aim Charter High School Ii
Eximius College Preparatory Academy
Arturo A Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx
Bronx Center For Science And Mathematics
Bronx Haven High School
New Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci Ii
School For Tourism And Hospitality
Bronx Lighthouse Charter School
Comprehensive Model School Project Ms 327
Urban Dove Team Charter School Ii
South Bronx Community Charter High School
Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School
Ps 17
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ratings F

South Bronx has an overall rating of 47% from 8 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
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User Surveys (6)
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  • South Bronx has a Livability Score of 67/100, which is considered good
  • South Bronx crime rates are 41% higher than the New York average
  • Cost of living in South Bronx is 12% lower than the New York average
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This area, is a dump; in its current format. It will require A LOT to gentrify. 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 05, 2020) I have had the misfortune; of residing in this neighborhood, for 10 years. I am currently near the East 149 Street and Third Avenue section. During all of my years, residing here; I can’t remember a time, when this was a decent neighborhood. There’s more trash, on the sidewal ...Read More ks & the street; than in the garbage bins. Drugs addicts permeate the entire neighborhood, extending all the way up through the Grand Concourse, going across the bridge into Harlem.

Anyone who romanticizes what this neighborhood is about; either

1. Stares at this neighborhood through Rose colored glasses

2. Grew up in much worse neighborhoods; and thinks that E. 149th Street & Third Avenue is an “upgrade”.

Either way; anyone who sees positives in this neighborhood, requires therapy.

The 2 biggest, “thriving” businesses in this area; are the Pawn Shop, near LINCOLN HOSPITAL, and the Methadone Clinic.

Investors spent money, to build the “Roberto Clemente” plaza, a few years ago. That has been taken over, by drug addicts, homeless squatters, drug dealers, etc.

The only thing, worth “protecting” is the Downtown 2/5 trains. And that’s because those trains, go express to Manhattan.

Another blight, on this neighborhood; are the BREAKING GROUND, low income Housing buildings. These buildings; attract dope fiends, and mental patients. And the worst performing building; is the BROOK. That’s despite the fact that before the pandemic; the mgmt was in-house, social workers are in-house, Maintenance worked 7 days per week, and the building has 24 hour security. A high number of tenants; still treat the building; like a trash bin.

I would recommend, to anyone; that you wait another 10 years BEFORE relocating to reside in this neighborhood. Wait for gentrification; to take full effect.

This neighborhood, DESPERATELY needs working class residents, with STANDARDS. Currently there are too many poor, destitute, jobless residents; with too much Free time on their hands.

Even as I write this; people have been shooting off firecrackers, for the last month. Today is July 4, 2020. Residents in this neighborhood; have been shooting firecrackers, since early June.

This is what happens; when you have too many derelicts, encased in one area. They thrive within chaos.

I look forward to the day; when I can relocate, and leave this neighborhood behind. Read Less
South Bronx, New York, NY: Neighborhood Review 4 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 05, 2012) I have been a native South Bronx resident for eight years, now and I love living here. I grew up in Brooklyn and moved to the South Bronx when I was in my early twenties. I love the rich history that the South Bronx has to offer. It is a tough neighborhood but I love the hispanic ...Read More culture and knowing this is the birthplace of Hip Hop and Salsa music. The Beaux Arts structure is a cultural landmark which is just a few blocks away from my apartment. Orchard Beach is another attraction just minutes away and you can experience the wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

However, here is my problems with the South Bronx. It has a strong network of communities, cultural centers and restaurants but it is also a dangerous place to raise a family as there is a lot of street violence and domestic abuse. It is also rife with impoverished areas of living and there are definitely streets I do not walk down alone. I think South Bronx is beautiful and I have learned to love living here but it is not for everyone, and I think that is one of the main reasons why South Bronx has gained a reputation for being a tough and hard place to live in. However, it is one of the most diverse boroughs in New York. It features many ethnicities, religions, and classes of people from all over the world. I love waking up and talking a walk down my block because it feels like a real melting pot, which is what makes American such a special place to live in. And living in South Bronx you can feel the love and diversity of what this borough has to offer. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

Youth Village Playground
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Entertainment

East 165th Street steps
Big Pun mural
I Love the Bronx mural
Tropicana
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Unknown Name
Concourse Plaza Multiplex
Bronx Documentary Center

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Kennedy Fried Chicken & Pizza
S&R Gourmet Deli
Colony Fried Chicken
Texas Chicken & Burgers
Dunkin' Donuts
Checkers
College Ave. Deli

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in South Bronx? Of all people who commute, 60.1% take public transportation in South Bronx.
Drive to Work
18%

35% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
60%

32% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
12%

6% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is South Bronx 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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