2685 Valentine Avenue is a highly appealing residential building in Bedford Park! Access transportation, first-class retail options, Fordham University, and the world-famous Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Gardens in minutes!
Bedford Park Population Statistics:
Total Population: 155,924
Percent Change Since 2000: 2.7 %
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.7 %
Median Age: 29.51
White Collar: 13,223
Blue Collar: 5,141
Transportation to and from this location is excellent, with several subway lines immediately accessible. Kingbridge Road offers access to both the “B” and “D” lines and is just steps away from 2685 Valentine Avenue. The “4” subway train is available within a short distance as well, at the intersection of Fordham Road and Jerome Avenue. A bus stop is just steps away at the corner of Valentine Avenue and East 194th Street.
Major roadways are all within a short distance as well, with the Major Deegan Expressway just a mile west, and the Bronx River Parkway just a mile east.
The immediate neighborhood surrounding 2685 Valentine Avenue is primarily residential and lightly travelled. There are mature trees in direct view of the building and parking is available on both sides of the street. Valentine Avenue offers a few conveniences, which include a deli and meat market, bodega, salon, and supermarket, all within a short walk from the building.
Another appealing feature of this location is its close proximity to convenient commercial services and quality retail options on Fordham Road. Just a small selection of the big box retailers located within a short walking distance include Gap Factory Store, Marshalls, Foot Locker, Payless Shoes, Zales, as well as several departments stores, cellular providers, and fashionable shops and eateries.
Several parks are within a couple of blocks, including St. James Park, Poe Park, and Rose Hill Park. The largest of these is St. James Park, which has undergone more than a million dollars’ worth of updates in recent years and offers more than 11 acres, a recreation center with a computer recourse room and regularly hosted events, athletic fields, dog friendly areas, and playgrounds.
The closest park is the notable Poe Park, which is a half-block away and is named for the famed poet and short story teller Edgar Allen Poe, whose cottage still stands within the park. The cottage is where Poe resided during his last years (1846-1849) and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is open for tours on weekends, and a neighboring visitor’s center is a tribute to the writer’s work, as well as the setting for cultural events and performances throughout the year.
2565 Marion Avenue could be an ideal location for students and faculty of Fordham University, whose 85-acre Rose Hill campus is a half-mile walk east. Fordham University enrolls more than 15,000 students and employs more than 1,200 academic staff, and has a highly ranked graduate law program. Founded in 1841, it is New York State’s third oldest university.
Other world-known destinations within walking distance from this incredible location include the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Gardens. The New York Botanical Gardens offer 250 acres of garden delights and attracts more than a million visitors every year. The Bronx Zoo has 265 acres, attracts more than 2.5 million on average every year, and has won awards for its diverse animal collection of approximately 650 different varieties.
- 42,500 sq ft residential building
- Five-story brick walk-up
- Built in 1924
- 44 Units
- Intercom access
- Large windows, bright light
With the highly celebrated New York Botanical Garden accessible within a few minutes, there is always promise of something magical happening throughout the year. A small selection of events planned for the 2019 year include:
- Everett Children’s Adventure Garden Exploration: An all-day exploration of 12 acres; an educational discovery of science and nature available from 10am – 5:30 pm on a seasonal basis
- Bronx Green-Up: The gardens will feature a photo exhibition and celebration of the Green-Up, which has supported the community through horticulture education, as well as promoting urban farming and community gardens, for thirty years
- Winter Lecture Series: the gardens will feature speeches from some well-known cultural icons this year, including Martha Stewart, Jinny Blom, and Margaret Roach
It’s rare to find a residential building with so much to offer within such a short distance from its front door! Call today to see what else is in store for you!