Westchester Square is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 14,969. Living in Westchester Square offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Westchester Square there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Westchester Square and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Westchester Square are above average.
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Crime & Safety
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Top Public Schools Serving Westchester Square
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 891 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 533 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 152 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 303 reviews
Westchester Square Reviews
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.
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.