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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$405,365
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,288
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    82%
  • Own
    18%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    891
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    239
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    279
    500
  • Theft
    1,643
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    146
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,307
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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Westchester Square Reviews

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I have lived in my neighborhood my entire life. My neighborhood is located in the north-eastern part of the Bronx. It's mainly a residential area with a shopping district a few blocks away. Residential buildings are mixed in with 2-3 family houses and a few single family homes. For many of my early years, the area was quiet and decent. Then about 5 years ago, the neighborhood began to change. The change was slightly to the worse. The area previously had it's young tough guys who were always hanging out at the park or on the corner but the rowdiness was minimal. The rise in noise pollution, street garbage, and unsavory characters came when some small 3-family houses were renovated. Low income families entered the new homes. Unfortunately, these families brought their old habits with them. The neighborhood experienced a rise in littering and noise pollution. The neighborhood also saw an influx of Muslims. I describe them by religion due to not knowing their exact country of origin of those who moved into my neighborhood. They are visible by their traditional clothing and the women wearing burqas. Hindus from India are also quite visible now too. Hopefully, the area returns to the quiet and clean neighborhood it was once.
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The atmosphere of this area is like your typical New York City streets where you need to beware of your surroundings, friendly yet cautious, and traveling is very convenient. Although streets may be dangerous, especially at night, I would not change a thing about where I live. It has shaped me to be street smart, a better person and a better decision maker. I hope that one day, kids of future generations will try to make these streets safer, cleaner, and friendlier.
Crime and safety issues aren't a great concern. Graffiti has increased over the last five years after new residents moved into the area. There are some incidents of adults smoking in marijuana in the park or noise pollution. The police take care of the any issues rather quickly in the area due to small amount of incidents. The police aren't very visible.