Kenneth Kearns, the district manager of Bronx Community Board 10 which represents the area, said he has seen a surge in those neighborhoods thanks to New Yorkers being priced out of other areas.
â€œI think that there are economic forces in the city, particularly in Brooklyn and Manhattan, that drive them here. There isnâ€™t a lot of availability,â€ he said.
When they do arrive, they realize that they have quality access to parks, shops and other amenities. Most importantly, transit into Manhattan isnâ€™t as terrible as you might think thanks to express buses, according to Kearns.
REBNYâ€™s experts said this trend will continue for both boroughs especially as new, expensive developments continue to sprout up in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Of course, fears of gentrification persist whenever thereâ€™s a surge in sales like this, but Kearns, of the Bronx, said he isnâ€™t worried about his borough.
He pointed to zoning laws restricting development to one-to-three family homes in the area along the Bronx waterfront.