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Old 04-12-2016, 09:15 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My friend needs help. She's looking for an area in central Queens to potentially live. She wants a middle class, quiet neighborhood. I told her Glendale, but I don't know much of that area. I've heard beautiful things about it. What are the pros and cons of living in Glendale, Queens?
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I live in Eastern Glendale near Atlas Park, and it's pretty much your regular quiet middle class Queens neighborhood. Limited public transportation options, most people who don't drive take either the Q29 or Q55 bus to the train if they work in the city. Atlas Park is a nice, if somewhat dead, outdoor mall, and the Glendale side of Forest Park is really nice. The neighborhood have very low crime. Plenty of bars, and locally owned businesses, particularly on Myrtle Avenue, which serves as the main commercial drag for the neighborhood. A lot of people here own cars due to the poor public transportation options, which means it can be hard to find parking at times. The neighborhood is not very diverse compared to other Queens neighborhoods. Most of the residents here are of European ancestry, there is also a significant Puerto Rican population. A lot of Polish people moving here too, due to gentrification in areas like Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

I personally am not a big fan of Queens, but I like this neighborhood. Much better then where I use to live ( Ozone Park ).
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I forgot to add that the schools here are pretty good. PS 113 is considered one of the best schools in Queens. Wish I attended the public schools here.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:24 AM
 
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I lived in Glendale for one year some time back. It is a very nice neighborhood. But the only subway train in the area was the M which tends to be problematic on the off hours (meaning weekends and late nights).
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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Great neighborhood. Its the most peaceful, affordable, old school NYC neighborhood you'll find in close proximity to Manhattan.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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It's basically a better version of the southeast Queens suburban neighborhoods. And it's really not that close to Manhattan.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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I've lived near Myrtle & Cooper for many years, moved here from Ridgewood. It's fairly quiet with low crime. Most people are of European background. Plenty of people with German and Italian origin still here. Some 3rd generation Puerto Ricans, a lot of Serbs near Cypress Hills St. Assorted newer immigrants in the 6 family apts in western Glendale. Some Polish people around.

It' sandwiched between cemeteries plus the Interboro Parkway and Forest Park which has a carousel, a running track, golf course, playgrounds and different playing fields plus wooded areas and a bandshell where there are performances in the summer.

There are 2 express bus lines. One to midtown and the other to lower Manhattan. The q55 to the L at Wyckoff & Myrtle, q11 on Woodhaven to QB. q29 to QB and 82nd/Roosevelt Ave. The M on Fresh Pond Rd. Depends on what part of Glendale you live and where you work which transit makes sense for you. Many people have cars and never use public transit.

It's not the most exciting place to live but it's good for raising a family.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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It's basically a better version of the southeast Queens suburban neighborhoods. And it's really not that close to Manhattan.
It is not as suburban as SE Queens. Most housing in Glendale are attached, and 2-3 family dwellings. But it is still a very quiet neighborhood. It is also not that far from Manhattan, but its lack of a subway station makes it appear as such. You have to go to either Ridgewood, Forest Hills, or Woodhaven to catch a train. My folks still live in Glendale by Woodhaven. Takes me an hour to get there from the Financial District.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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It is not as suburban as SE Queens. Most housing in Glendale are attached, and 2-3 family dwellings. But it is still a very quiet neighborhood. It is also not that far from Manhattan, but its lack of a subway station makes it appear as such. You have to go to either Ridgewood, Forest Hills, or Woodhaven to catch a train. My folks still live in Glendale by Woodhaven. Takes me an hour to get there from the Financial District.
Glendale has very little in common with SE Queens.

It usually takes me between 45-50 minutes to get to Union Square from where I live via Q55 Bus and L train.
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