U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 01-04-2011, 09:15 AM
Location: NYC
2,296 posts, read 4,483,716 times
Reputation: 1082


I like Jackson Heights because of the small town feeling and the transportation options. You have the 7, E, F, M, R the Grand Central & BQE close by. It's very quiet north of Roosevelt Avenue (you wouldn't even know you were in the same neighborhood). It's a bit pricey in comparision with other Queens neighborhoods but less than Brooklyn and (IMO) easier to navigate commuting.

I grew up in (SE Queens) Jamaica/Springfield Gardens, Laurelton and despite the fact that it is middle class with nice homes, I moved because the commute is too far and city services have always been sketchy at best. Several schools are failing and will be closed by the DOE soon.

I lived in Central Queens (Holliswood) which was beautiful but also in a bus + subway zone. It's very peaceful and residental, near Cunningham Park. If you drive, the highways (LIE, Grand Central, Clearview) are right there. Houses are a bit pricey but you can get a reasonably priced co-op. Schools are either excellent (one side is in District 26) or lousy.
Quick reply to this message

Old 01-05-2011, 11:27 AM
486 posts, read 886,899 times
Reputation: 321
Sunnyside and Astoria are both pretty nice and minutes from Manhattan.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2011, 04:54 PM
1 posts, read 4,661 times
Reputation: 11
Queens Is My Far The Best Place To Live In NYC, Ive Lived In Manhattans Upper Westside, The East Village And Harlem, Now I Live In Queens Elmhurse Area, Its The Most Racially Mixed Area In America by Google Ratings, Low Crime And 24/7 Night-Life On Roosevelt Ave From 74TH St To 90th St, 15 Mins From Manhattan On Express E Or F Trains, Both Airports Or In Queens And A New Casino Is Being Builded In Queens And Most Important, No One Is Made To Feel They Are Out Of Place, And Astoria And Long Island City Is Good Area, Jamaica Is Good And Jackson Ht Area.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2011, 05:46 PM
176 posts, read 402,067 times
Reputation: 89
Just my own preference but I've live in LES, Harlem, Chinatown, brooklyn, and Queens. Queens is by far the best place to live in. The express e/f train service to manhattan is fast as hell. Some areas are pricey but I think a good spot to live in is kew gardens.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-17-2011, 05:50 PM
337 posts, read 346,670 times
Reputation: 367
Astoria is the best place with LIC a close second. Hunter's Point is another great option in the area.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-19-2011, 08:33 AM
Location: Hudson Valley of New York
523 posts, read 829,927 times
Reputation: 418
Originally Posted by ldtowers View Post
Taxes out the roof?

Some people are clearly clueless. NYC property taxes are lower than almost any decent place in the northeast. Move to Jersey for real shocks! As for the subway, you are exaggerating terribly!
You will get more house and land for about the same amount of property taxes in the suburbs than the city.

What kills everyone in the suburbs is the school taxes!
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 11:55 PM
3 posts, read 7,779 times
Reputation: 12
Flushing is now pretty much Chinese, Indian, Pakistani are living.
Most Koreans moved away from main St Flushing to Bayside start from along Union St, Northern Blvd to Bayside, Whitestone, Littleneck ever since many Chinese are flocking into downtown Flushing area.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2011, 10:42 PM
7 posts, read 16,950 times
Reputation: 11
Forest hills, Long island city get my vote
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2011, 10:53 PM
Location: Soundview bronx
69 posts, read 178,996 times
Reputation: 37
astoria/long island city, forest hill are 2 i can speak for.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2011, 11:14 AM
590 posts, read 955,680 times
Reputation: 323
If you are going to live in queens live either near long island city (for the fast commute via 7 train to manhattan) or live near a LIRR station as you get further out. I've taken the 7 train for many years and I can truly say I HATE subways. Always delayed and filled with loud obnoxious teenagers. I'd rather pay the 6 dollar premium for the LIRR to have a peace of mind and the speed.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top