There are many reasons to consider Van Cortlandt Village, in the northwest Bronx:
- Affordable housing in single and two family homes, to multiple dwellings in rentals, Mitchell-Lama cooperatives, and private co-ops at lower prices than Riverdale, and much lower prices than Manhattan. Written up in 2007 in the New York Times Real Estate section.
- More articles talk about how good this neighborhood is. One from the NY Times February 2014. Another one is from from the Observer. And Forgotten-NY.com.
- Well maintained neighborhood with tree lined streets and buildings ranging from new construction less than 5 years old to well-established buildings over 80 years old .
- One of the safest areas of the 50th precinct, which is one of the lowest crime precincts in the city.
- Kosher shopping, dining, and fast food – Bagels, Pizza, Delicatessens, Chinese, and Take-out are all nearby, delivery from many is available.
- Yeshivas and Hebrew Day Schools – from Nursery through High School, some nearby and others which provide bus transportation.
- Many other schools, both public and private, including the Bronx High School of Science, and Lehman College.
- Convenient to Public Transportation – the 1, 4, B and D Subway lines, the 1, 2, 3 and 10 Buses, and the BxM3 Express Bus. Get to Midtown Manhattan in 30 minutes!
- Convenient to the Major Deegan Expressway, the Saw Mill River Parkway, Mosholu Parkway, Henry Hudson Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway.
- Recreational locations including Van Cortlandt Park, Fort Independence (both with playgrounds), Harris Field and Inwood Park. The Bronx Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo (New York Zoological Park) are a short distance away.
– And much more
We have gathered information about available housing in the area. See Moving to Van Cortlandt Village – Real Estate Info
Watch an eight-picture slide show of Van Cortlandt Village. These pictures are from the New York Times, February 2013.
For information on the local credit union, Van Cortlandt Federal Cooperative Credit Union, visit www.vccfcu.com/. All members of VCJC are eligible to join the credit union.
VCJC Community Partners
VCJC houses JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center, a program funded by the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) and operated by the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA). You can see their Activities schedule and the monthly menu.
VCJC also houses Mosholu Montefiore Community Center for a preschool for 130 children (MMCC).