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Old 05-23-2009, 04:20 AM
 
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I would like to know in what neighborhoods one can find detached homes but still be in easy walking distance (<15 min.) to the subway. I am interested in Forest Hills Gardens as an example, and though the neighborhood I hope to find doesn't have to be as upscale as that, I want it to be safe and fairly upscale. It seems that the closer you get to the subway, the less likely there will be detached homes (with yards). Is FHG the only neighborhood of its kind, or are there others...in any borough? Thanks.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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Default I live

in central Riverdale at 252 street off broadway. The #1 train is 10 blocks away and as a matter of fact my apartment looks down on the types of properties you mention, several of which have small backyards. Kingsbridge is similar tho the properties are much smaller. I'm thinking of Morris Park by the #5 train Morris park stop. Nice area tho not like Forest Hills.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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How about Bay Ridge, Brooklyn? There's lots of detached houses in the 70s and 80s, west of 3rd Avenue, and the R is right there.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Midwood, Brooklyn. Homes make up the overwhelming majority of dwellings in this neighborhood, and it's convenient to both the Brighton (B,Q) and Culver (F) lines.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Woodside, NY
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Kew Gardens is a good alternative to FHG. A little cheaper, 3 minutes longer commute. Sunnyside Gardens in Queens has some semi-detached homes with little yards. It is a decent, safe area, but not sure if it is exactly what you are looking for.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Many of the nicer neighborhoods in The Bronx fit this description including Riverdale,Woodlawn,Van Cortlandt Village,Bedford Park,Pelham Parkway,Morris Park,Pelham Gardens,Pelham Bay and Country Club.There are even parts of some of these neighborhoods with detached houses that are 5 or 10 mins( or less) from subways.
Generally,the neighborhoods will look like this :Living in Pelham Parkway, the Bronx - The New York Times > Real Estate > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 11 ,which is fairly typical of these parts of The Bronx .
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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richmond hill, queens
canarsie, brooklyn
flatbush, brooklyn (especially ditmas park)
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Forest Hills as well as Forest Hills Gardens has detached houses close enough to the subway. Rego Park has semi-detached homes close to local subway stations.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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I would like to know in what neighborhoods one can find detached homes but still be in easy walking distance (<15 min.) to the subway. I am interested in Forest Hills Gardens as an example, and though the neighborhood I hope to find doesn't have to be as upscale as that, I want it to be safe and fairly upscale. It seems that the closer you get to the subway, the less likely there will be detached homes (with yards). Is FHG the only neighborhood of its kind, or are there others...in any borough? Thanks.
Bay Ridge Brooklyn
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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I live in Pelham Bay, it's a great neighborhood with tons of detached homes, our house has a great yard as well...we are w/in 10 walking to Middletown Road on the 6 train.
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