Edenwald grew from prosperous farming land in the early 20th century to the populated living quarters it is today. Home to the largest NYC Housing Authority development in the Bronx, Edenwald Houses, Edenwald offers a prime solution to those seeking affordable housing in a neighborhood with many community-driven events. For example, each summer the Edenwald Projects hosts Edenwald Day, a family event with games for residents of all ages. The day is concluded by a basketball game between the north side and south side, in addition to an old timers' game. Over 5,000 residents live in Edenwald Houses, so there is usually a very high turnout.
The north and south side of Edenwald is separated by East 229th Street. On the south side border is the Edenwald Community Center, which is popular year-round for its learning and care programs for youth. Beyond Edenwald’s abundance of community and child care programs is a growing food scene with an emphasis on African and Indian cuisine. Located on White Plains Road, Kingston Tropical Bakery offers delicious homemade Jamaican beef patties, cocoa bread, and more. Its homemade deliciousness has earned it acclaim as one of Edenwald's best eateries, a growing list that also includes Champion Bakery, Jackie's West Indian Bakery and another great Jamaican eatery, The Good Dine, also on White Plains Road.Find Edenwald apartments
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Since Edenwald is home to many families, it’s convenient that several schools are located in the area. Pre-kindergarten to fifth grade students attend P.S. 69, P.S. 111 and P.S. 112, while sixth to eighth grade students attend John Philip Sousa School Middle School 142. There are no high schools in Edenwald, but most students attend Harry S. Truman High School in nearby Co-op City or Cardinal Spellman High School. Edenwald is accessible via bus by the Bx16, Bx30 and Bx31 routes. The subway also runs across Edenwald, with the 5 train running through the Baychester Avenue station. With a variety of low-cost housing options and several public transit options, Edenwald is opportune for mobile and cost-savvy residents with community values.