Two Neighborhoods For Grad Students To Rent An Apartment In If They Are Attending The Rose Hill Campus Of Fordham University
If you are going to Fordham University for grad school, and are attending the Rose Hill campus, near the Bronx, then you're probably wondering where to rent an apartment. Many people are familiar with the areas surrounding the Manhattan campus (Lincoln center) but not as many people are familiar with The Bronx. So it can be a bit daunting or scary to choose where to stay. However, rest assured that you can find a safe place that will also provide you with an easy commute. Here's two locations to consider.
This is the neighborhood that is closest to Fordham's Rose Hill Campus. In fact, if you step out the southern gate on the east side of the campus, and cross Fordham Road, you will be in Belmont. The neighborhood is one of the safest in the areas. It's home to The Bronx's Little Italy. The famous Arthur Avenue is here. There are lots of old world cafes, authentic Italian restaurants, and specialty shops that sell bread, cheeses, and cured Italian meats. People from Westchester, Long Island, and the rest of New York City head to Arthur Ave to shop and have lunch and dinner, so it's got a nice populated and safe vibe. There are lots of small apartment buildings and multi-family homes. Many of the undergrad students rent in the area, as do Grad students. The streets that are popular are Hoffman Ave, Arthur Ave, and Belmont. Most students tend to not rent west of Lorillard Ave or Bathgate Ave.
The area is great because you have the easiest commute to class (it's right across the street) and there are tons of grocers, cafes, bars, and restaurants in the neighborhood. When you need to go a department store, medical office, salon etc…then you can walk west on Fordham Road and head over to Fordham Place. This is one of the biggest and largest shopping centers in the entire Bronx. Finally, when you do want to get into Manhattan, you can simply take the Metro North which has a stop right outside the university.
Riverdale is not located as close to Rose Hill as Belmont is, but if you're looking for more space, and a quieter environment, then Riverdale is a great place to look for an apartment. Riverdale has a bit of a suburban environment. There are lots of trees, parks, and many single family homes. There are some large apartment buildings, including a few high rises that overlook the Hudson river. You can find a lot of these buildings up on Riverdale Ave or Johnson Ave. The areas has shops, restaurants, doctors' offices, and everything else you need. To get to the Rose Hill campus, you have two options. The first is to take the Bx9 bus, which you catch on Broadway. You will have to walk down to Broadway from Riverdle (or take the Bx10 bus and connect at 231st). The other solution is to drive. Rose Hill has a gigantic parking lot, so you won't have to worry about parking at school. While owning a car while living in Belmont would be difficult as street parking is super hard to get, it's not as big of an issue in Riverdale. There are private parking lots you can rent space in, or you could even find public parking on some of the less populated streets in the area.
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