Parkchester is a planned community originally developed by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and located in the southeast Bronx, New York City. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 9. Its boundaries, starting from the north and moving clockwise, are East Tremont Avenue to the north, Castle Hill Avenue to the east, East 177th Street-Westchester Avenue to the south, and White Plains Road to the west. Metropolitan Avenue is the primary thoroughfare through Parkchester. The 6 and <6> trains of the New York City Subway operate along Westchester Avenue. The local ZIP code is 10462. The neighborhood is patrolled by the New York City Police Dept 43rd Precinct located at 900 Fteley Avenue in Soundview. The privately owned housing complex is patrolled by Parkchester Department of Public Safety. New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) property in the area is patrolled by PSA 8 at 2794 Randall Avenue in Throggs Neck.