East 217th St Williamsbridge
Williamsbridge is located in the north central region of the Bronx and has a considerably higher residential population compared to its surrounding suburbs.
Williamsbridge is bordered by the Bronx River to the west, Boston Street to the east, Adee Avenue to the South and East 222nd Street to the north. The community occupying this one square-mile plot of land has always been a residential one, built on a foundation of immigration. Today the area is primarily made up of Latinos but also boasts a strong Indians, Jamaicans and Korean presence.
As it is situated to the north of the Bronx, it takes slightly longer to reach Manhattan from Williamsbridge - the subway journey to Grand Central is just under one hour. On the other hand, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester County are all very accessible making it an ideal place to live for anyone who works or holidays in these areas.
Williamsbridge has gone from strength to strength in recent years. For many years it was synonymous with high crime rates and lagging development. But much has changed in the last ten to fifteen years and long time locals are now witnessing a movement back to their cherished neighborhood. Though a predominantly middle-class suburb, Williamsbridge is also home to a small selection of the top earners in the country.
The neighborhood's main thoroughfare, White Plains Road, is where you’ll find all your essential stores and services. The popular strip has a post office, library, subway stations, a great selection of eateries and several small businesses. As for recreational facilities, locals are spoilt for choice. Just a few streets over in Norwood is the Woodbridge Reservoir Oval which offers plenty of activities and an abundance of open space. For something smaller and closer to home you can always visit one of several small parks and playgrounds scattered throughout Williamsbridge.
Of particular significance is the Bronx River Parkway which is where you’ll find the 7th Draft Board War Memorial. Erected in 1924, this monument was built to honor the 32 Bronx servicemen who fought and died in World War 1. For decades the monument was given very little attention and was regularly vandalized. Then in 2009, a group of local residents banded together to revamp the area around the monument. An annual Memorial Day Services is now held at the site with hundreds of residents turning out to show their respect; one of many signs that Williamsbridge is regaining its former sense of civility and neighborhood pride.
Local Subway Stops
- 5 2 219 St
- 5 2 Gun Hill Rd
- 5 Gun Hill Rd
- 5 2 225 St
- 5 2 Burke Av
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