It is mostly situated west of White Plains Road between Allerton Avenue and Gun Hill Road. It is served by the 2 train and 5 train at the Allerton Avenue, Burke Avenue and Pelham Parkway stations. Also, the Metro-North Harlem Line is accessible at the Botanical Gardens Metro-North station. Beth Abraham Hospital is located on Allerton and Barker Avenues.
P.S. 96 - Richard Rodgers School is located at Olinville Avenue and Waring Avenue.
The area’s development patterns, although varied, are characterized by distinct enclaves of detached, semi-detached, and attached residential buildings, as well as a smaller number of mid and high-rise apartment buildings. However, the height and density of existing housing is generally lower than is permitted under the current zoning. Clusters of one- and two-family homes are prevalent in many parts of Olinville and few buildings are higher than 70 feet, even in the more densely developed portions of the neighborhood. The proposed rezonings aim to address this zoning mis-match by ensuring that new development is of a density and scale compatible with the low-rise/low-density character of this community.