Co-op City is a New York State Mitchell-Lama housing cooperative in the northeast Bronx with 15,372 residential units in 35 high-rise buildings and seven (7) townhouse clusters consisting of garden and duplex apartments.
It is the largest single residential development in the United States with a population of approximately 50,000 residents and its own zip code, 10475.
Built on 320 acres of property, only 20 percent of the land is developed, leaving a majority of the community's natural beauty undisturbed and lots of green spaces in a serene, park-like environment.
Life in Co-op City revolves around cooperative living.
The development has many conveniences on-site for shareholders.
There are shopping centers, community centers with meeting rooms, parking garages, playgrounds, professional offices, shopping and dining options, senior services, a public library, fire house and an education park with nursery through high school levels, most within walking distance.
Co-op City has its own tri-generation power plant which provides the development's electricity, heat, hot water and air conditioning, amenities that are included in owners' monthly maintenance changes, as well as its own garbage pick-up, Public Safety department and 53-year old community newspaper, the Co-op City Times.
Co-op City is accessible to all points of the city by public transportation, including an express bus to Manhattan.
A Metro-North railroad station is also planned for Co-op City pending completion of the Penn Station Access Project.