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Country Club
Neighborhood of the Bronx
Griswold & Research Avenues in Country Club
Griswold & Research Avenues in Country Club
Country  United States
State  New York
City Flag of New York City.svg New York City
Borough Flag of Bronx County, New York.svg The Bronx
Community District Bronx 10
Area
 • Total 0.54 km2 (0.208 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 3,548 (estimated)
Economics
 • Median income $84,852
ZIP Codes
10465
Area code 718, 347, 929, and 917

Country Club is a residential neighborhood located in the East Bronx in New York City. The neighborhood's boundaries are Middletown Road and Watt Avenue to the north, Eastchester Bay to the east, Layton Avenue and the Throggs Neck neighborhood to the south, and the New England Thruway and Pelham Bay neighborhood to the west. Pelham Bay Park (including Orchard Beach), the largest public park in New York City, is located just north of Country Club.

The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 10, and its ZIP Code is 10465. The area is policed by the 45th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. Country Club contains a large Italian-American population.

Transportation

Country Club is close to I-95, as well as to major bridges such as the Throgs Neck Bridge. There are two New York City Subway stations nearby: Pelham Bay Park and Buhre Avenue, both on the 6 <6> trains, are located to the northwest in the Pelham Bay neighborhood. Additionally, the community is the home of the Evers Marina and Seaplane Base on the west bank of Eastchester Bay at Outlook Point.

The following MTA Regional Bus Operations bus routes serve Country Club:

  • Bx8: to Locust Point or Williamsbridge via Throgs Neck Boulevard, Crosby Avenue, Williamsbridge Road, and Bronxwood Avenue
  • Bx24: to Hutchinson Metro Center via Marconi Street, Westchester Avenue, Bruckner Boulevard, and Country Club Road
  • BxM8: to Pelham Bay or Midtown Manhattan via Bruckner Expressway
  • BxM9: to Throgs Neck or Midtown Manhattan via Bruckner Expressway

Demographics

As of 2018 Country Club has a population of around 7,500 people. It is a predominantly white neighborhood with around 73.0% of the population being non-Hispanic white, while approximately 22.3% are Hispanic or Latino, 3.5% are Asian, and the remaining are Black, two or more races, or another race. Country Club also has a sizable Italian American community with many family owned Italian specialty stores and delicatessens.

The entirety of Community District 10, which comprises Country Club, City Island, Co-op City, Pelham Bay, Schuylerville, Throgs Neck, and Westchester Square, had 121,868 inhabitants as of NYC Health's 2018 Community Health Profile, with an average life expectancy of 81.1 years. This is about the same as the median life expectancy of 81.2 for all New York City neighborhoods. Most inhabitants are youth and middle-aged adults: 20% are between the ages of between 0–17, 26% between 25–44, and 27% between 45–64. The proportion of college-aged and elderly residents was lower, at 9% and 18% respectively.

Education

Country Club has a private primary educational institution within its borders, Villa Maria Academy, operated by the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal. The two zoned public elementary schools are PS 71 (zoned for residents above Waterbury Avenue), and PS 14 (zoned for residents below Waterbury Avenue), both in nearby Pelham Bay in the New York City Department of Education's District 8. The zoned middle school is the Urban Institute of Mathematics.

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