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Unread 05-07-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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Default Bronx, Montefiore neighborhood. Info needed

Hi,
I'll be starting my residency training in Montefiore Medical Center in July. Just found out about qualifying for employer subsidized housing 1 block from the hospital (Wayne Ave). Should I go for it? Would be moving in with wife and 2 small kids. How safe/kids friendly is the area? Any nearby parks/playgrounds? Cost and distance to work are big benefits here, but I'm willing to commute/pay more to avoid unnecessary risks.
Appreciate any input
Thanks!
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Unread 05-08-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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That area isn't bad. I lived about 15 minutes away by foot and still go over there often. It's always had a lot of families and is pretty safe since the hospital is there. Oval Park is very close, so you'll never have a problem with parks. It even has a gigantic track if you like to run. Mosholu Parkway is also nearby and there are tons of parks. The area is also pretty diverse thanks to the hospital residency and it being the Bronx, so your kid will learn a lot (and you might learn a few languages!).

I say go for it.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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If you're looking for something quieter, I knew a few residents living in monte's riverdale housing. There were a bunch of nice restaurants and cafes in the area and it definitely seemed more tranquil than the area immediately surrounding the hospital. Riverdale in general is a pretty nice neighborhood.
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