It is hard to believe that this well-developed neighborhood was once all tobacco farmland. The land was originally owned by the wealthy tobacco farming Lorillard family. Once the Lorillards moved their tobacco farming enterprise to Lower Manhattan at the close of the 18th century, the family purchased more land, which they called "Belmont Estates". When the family moved to New Jersey in 1870, NYC purchased a large portion of their land for Bronx Park, the remaining land would become what is now known as Belmont. Another interesting fact for you movie buffs... the movie "A Bronx Tale", starring Robert DeNiro, was based on this neighborhood.
Bring your pup to Belmont and explore this historic and proud neighborhood. Be sure your dog is leashed and you clean up after them. Belmont loves a responsible dog parent!