Baychester, The Bronx (History)

(Neighborhoods In The Bronx)

neighborhoods_bronx_baychesterBaychester is a working class neighborhood geographically located in the northeast Bronx borough of New York City in the United States. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 12. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: Baychester Avenue to the north, the New England Thruway to the east, East Gun Hill Road to the south, and Boston Road to the west. Eastchester Road is the primary thoroughfare through Baychester. The local subway is the 5 line. Zip codes include 10469. The area is patrolled by the 47th Precinct located at 4111 Laconia Avenue in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx.

Baychester is dominated by one and two family homes of various types. The total land area is roughly one square mile. The area is low laying and flat.

Baychester has a population of about 77,000, of whom about 55,000 live in Co-op City. Baychester was once predominantly white non-Hispanic, but is now predominantly African American.