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Tremont
Neighborhood of The Bronx
The Grand Concourse runs through the neighborhood
The Grand Concourse runs through the neighborhood
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
Borough Bronx
Area
 • Total 0.301 sq mi (0.78 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 24,739
 • Density 82,190/sq mi (31,730/km2)
Economics
 • Median income $26,290
Ethnicity
 • Hispanic 67.5%
 • Black 27.1%
 • White 1.3%
 • Asian 2%
 • Others 2.1%
ZIP codes 10453, 10457
Area code 718, 347, 646
Looking east across Grand Concourse at former Tremont Temple, now First Union Baptist Church
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46th Precinct

Tremont, is a residential neighborhood geographically located in the west Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 6. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise are: East 181st Street to the north, Southern Boulevard to the east, the Cross-Bronx Expressway to the south, and the Grand Concourse to the West. East Tremont Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Tremont. The local subway is the IND Concourse Line (B Template:NYCS br D trains), operating along the Grand Concourse. Zip codes include 10453 and 10457. The area is patrolled by the NYPD's 48th Precinct located at 450 Cross Bronx Expressway within Tremont.

Demographics

Tremont has a population of around 24,739. The neighborhood is now predominantly Dominican, with a significant longstanding Puerto Rican and African American population.

Land use and terrain

Tremont is dominated by 5 and 6-story apartment houses. The total land area is less than 1-square-mile (2.6 km2). The area is elevated above adjacent areas and is very hilly. Stair streets connect areas located at different elevations.

Morris Avenue Historic District

The landmarked Morris Avenue Historic District lines Morris Avenue between East Tremont and East 179th Street. The district consists of attached brownstones.

Etymology

Rather than having come from a colonial settlement, the name "Tremont" was invented by a postmaster in the 1800s, derived from the three ("tre") neighborhoods of Mount Eden, Mount Hope, and Fairmount in the west-central Bronx.

Transportation

  • Bx1: Riverdale to Third Avenue – 138th Street station (6 <6> trains, via Grand Concourse)
  • Bx2: Kingsbridge Heights to Third Avenue – 138th Street station (6 <6> trains, via Grand Concourse)
  • Bx36: Castle Hill to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal (via 180th Street)
  • Bx40: to SUNY Maritime College or Morris Heights (via Tremont and Burnside Avenues)
  • Bx41 (including SBS): to Gun Hill Road station (2 Template:NYCS br 5 trains) or Third Avenue – 149th Street station (2 Template:NYCS br 5 trains, via Webster Avenue)
  • Bx42: Throgs Neck to Morris Heights (via Tremont and Burnside Avenues)
  • Tremont Avenue station (B Template:NYCS br D trains)
  • 182nd–183rd Streets station (B Template:NYCS br D trains)
  • 176th Street station (4 train)
  • Burnside Avenue station (4 train)
  • 183rd Street station (4 train)
  • Tremont Station (Metro-North)

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