Parkchester is a Great Place to Live, with 129 acres of tall shade trees, shrubs, lawns, flower gardens, and play fields. Parkchester has its own subway station on the #6 line as well as Express Buses offering frequent service to midtown.
There is excellent shopping including Macy's, Zales, and many specialty stores and supermarkets as well as a variety of restaurants including Starbucks and Zaro's. There are medical and dental offices and day care facilities. Residents have street parking available as well as several parking garages and there is 24 hour security. Parkchester is near the Bronx Zoo, The Botanical Gardens, Fordham University and the Albert Einstein Center and College of Medicine. Public, private, and parochial schools are nearby.