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Soundview is located in the south central region of the Bronx and is bordered by White Plains Road to the East, Lacombe Avenue to the South, the Bronx River to the West and Westchester Avenue to the North.Read more about Soundview
It was one of the last neighborhoods in the Bronx to be developed. While most of the Bronx was urbanized during the late 19th century, housing development in Soundview, and the subsequent influx of residents, didn’t eventuate until the 1940s.
Soundview is primarily made up of low to mid-rise housing complexes, many of which are designated low-income housing. It has the highest concentration of NYCHA housing in the Bronx; there are currently ten projects in the vicinity. In an effort to reduce crime in the area, the NYCHA has redesigned many of the parks and pathways around its housing sites and installed bright lighting.
The neighborhood also includes several row houses, many of which were constructed throughout the 1990s. More recently there’s been a boom in modern apartment complexes along the eastern fringes of Soundview. These are all equipped with state of the art amenities and services such as personal car spaces and security guards. They also provide residents with stellar views of the Manhattan skyline.
One of the best features of this neighborhood is Soundview Park which was awarded the title of Best Park Restoration in 2013 by the Village Voice. The 205-acre park is now fitted out with greenway connections, greater pedestrian access, hiking trails, a designated fishing area, a canoe and kayak launching site and several sporting fields and courts.
Established in 1937 and partially built on landfill, Soundview Park has come a long way over the years. With its spacious accommodating performance space, the park is now the site of many big concerts and festivals all year round such as the annual Soundview Park Summer Festival. Even when there isn’t a special event on, the park always makes for great place to come and relax. With its stunning views overlooking the East River and Hunts Point, it has locals stopping by all year round.
Soundview is serviced by subway line 6, allowing locals to get to and from Manhattan quickly and easily. There are also six bus lines passing through the neighborhood, providing residents with access to almost anywhere in the Bronx borough.