North West Bronx
The Northwestern section of the Bronx brings together a rich variety of historical and ethnic influences and is home to numerous parks, The Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, and residential and commercial areas - all connected to the City by subway, buses and Metro North.
In Riverdale, this traditionally affluent area, once home to Gilded Age moguls, still attracts well-heeled residents with its private schools, old mansions, new high-rises, and an easy commute on the Hudson Line. Kingsbridge, often thought of as the “working class cousin” of Riverdale, reminds residents of the once-booming Irish population with parks like Gaelic Park. Van Cortlandt Village’s green streets and cooperative buildings keep a suburban feeling while offering access to the City, while Norwood (also referred to as Bainbridge) is home to portions of the Botanical Gardens (where you can visit the only plot of old growth forest in New York City).
The Northwest Bronx includes: Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil,. Van Cortlandt, Norwood, Kingsbrige Heights, Bedford Park, Fordham, Belmont, University Heights and Woodlawn.