Baychester, in the eastern part of Community Board 12's district, consists of low and flat land that used to be marshland and valleys. Its boundaries are East 222nd Street to the north, Pelham Parkway to the south and Bronxwood Avenue to the west.
Eastchester Road is the main commercial thoroughfare. The local subway is the IRT Dyre Avenue number 5 line. The primary zip code is 10469.
Eastchester covers roughly half a square mile. Its boundaries are the Bronx-Westchester County border to the north, the New England thruway to the east, Baychester Avenue to the south, and the intersection of East 233 street and Baychester Avenue to the west. Boston Road is the primary thoroughfare, and Dyre Avenue is the main commercial strip. The zip code is 10475.
The neighborhood includes an industrial district and one large NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority) development, Boston Sector Houses.
Eastchester is home to Seton Falls Park, known as the “Grand Canyon” of the Bronx. Situated on more than 30 acres of land, this nature preserve offers a respite from its urban surroundings with a waterside walking trail, a manmade waterfall, and a bird sanctuary. Also boasting several playgrounds, Seton Falls Park offers recreation options for the whole family.
Edenwald is located north of Baychester, south of Wakefield, east of Bronxwood Avenue, and west of Boston Post Road. It is home to the 47th precinct of the New York City Police Department, and to two NYCHA public developments, Baychester Houses and Edenwald Houses. The Edenwald Community Center offers afterschool care and programs for youth. The neighborhood is served by the IRT Dyre Avenue number 5 line.
This small, quaint neighborhood covers approximately one-fifth of a square mile, and has a population of just under 8,000. The community is bounded by Laconia Ave. to the west and Boston Road to the east, and is served by the IRT number 5 train.
Fishbay’s Haffen Park, at the intersection of Gunther and Burke Avenues, has frequently been praised as a “kid-friendly playground.”
Wakefield was once woods and farmland like the rest of the northern Bronx. The boundaries of the 1.3 square mile neighborhood are the Westchester County border at East 243rd Street the north, East 222nd Street to the south, and the Bronx River, the Bronx River Parkway and the Metro-North Railroad tracks to the west.
Wakefield is home to a number of parks, the most popular of which is Shoelace Park, the northern section of Bronx Park. Shoelace Park hugs the banks of the Bronx River, and includes a kayak launch at East 219th Street.
The neighborhood, which includes the 10466 zip code and parts of 10470, is served by the IRT White Plains Road number 2 and 5 subway lines, MetroNorth's Harlem Line, and the BxM11 express bus line. White Plains Road is the main shopping district, popular for its many fresh produce markets and Spanish, West Indian, and East Indian specialty food shops.
Williamsbridge is located in the northeast section of the Bronx, and covers roughly a mile and a half. Its boundaries are East 222 street to the north, Boston Road to the east, East Gun Hill Road to the south, and the Bronx River to the west. White Plains Road is the primary thoroughfare of Williamsbridge. The local subways are the IRT White Plains Road number 2 and 5 lines, and MetroNorth's Harlem Line also provides service to the neighborhood.. Zip codes include 10466, 10467, and 10469.
Woodlawn is at the very north end of the Bronx. Its boundaries are McLean Avenue to the north -- which is also the New York/Westchester County Line -- the Bronx River to the east, Woodlawn Cemetery to the south, and Van Cortlandt Park to the west.
The main commercial thoroughfare is Katonah Avenue, which runs north-south through the heart of Woodlawn, and is a popular destination for its many fine restaurants and specialty shops.
Woodlawn Cemetery is known as the resting place of many of history’s greats and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.