This hood is pretty quiet and nestled between the Reservoir and the Harlem River. There are certainly some places to shop close by with Fordham Road a short bit away and the whole Target-philic Marble Hill shopping orgy in your backyard.
If the delayed-opposed-stalled Kingsbridge Armory thing ever gets done, there would be a whole lot more draw to the nabe.
$199K is not a bad price for a two bedroom in Kingsbridge Heights, but the maintenance in this unit is actually a little high at over $900/month. The square footage is listed at 1,100 square feet, which is large even if we take into account that the realtor estimated an extra 20% space for the listing.
Transportation is okay with either the 4 at Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue or the 1 train at 225th.