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Old 03-08-2008, 06:15 AM
 
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Now since I am looking into moving to Queens, I realize how LITTLE I know about Queens. I've read good things about Bayside, and Astoria- but Bayside is closer to Long Island, which makes more sense for me right now. Also heard good things about Whitestone. Of course I'll go and explore these areas, but does anyone have some insider info?

I've posted on here before- but I'm a 27 year old (single) who is looking for a young-ish professional environment that is more suburban than urban, but has stores/restaurants that are in walking distance.. and I've also heard the parking is a mess in Queens???!!!

THANKS
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Now since I am looking into moving to Queens, I realize how LITTLE I know about Queens. I've read good things about Bayside, and Astoria- but Bayside is closer to Long Island, which makes more sense for me right now. Also heard good things about Whitestone. Of course I'll go and explore these areas, but does anyone have some insider info?

I've posted on here before- but I'm a 27 year old (single) who is looking for a young-ish professional environment that is more suburban than urban, but has stores/restaurants that are in walking distance.. and I've also heard the parking is a mess in Queens???!!!

THANKS
I had family in Bayside and my father worked in Forest Hills. If I had to move to Queens, Bayside would be top on my list. I found it to have a great mix of people, many professionals. Depending on where you live in Queens, parking can be problematic. I did not find that to be an issue with area my family was in (Bay Terrace -- great shopping center, too) but I've found in Forest Hills and other areas that parking is indeed awful.
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: East Northport
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I used to live in Glendale. I hear that it is still quite a nice place.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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whitestone is nice but expensive and out of the way.....bayside would my choice
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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If it weren't for the high schools being mediocre, i would've settled for Bayside a while ago.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I grew up on Long Island (Smithtown) and now i'm in Astoria in Queens. I just moved from Maspeth (Queens), and I think this is a nicer area. There's just more to do and it's much easier to get into Manhattan from here. It seems here in Astoria there seems to be young professionals in their 20s (like myself), and natives who are in their 70s and 80s. There doesn't seem to be many people in between those 2 ages from what I've noticed. Astoria is usually more expensive than most other areas of Queens because of its proximity to Manhattan, but if you can afford it, go for it. Most one bedrooms are around 1200, but I found an amazing deal--my own 1 bedroom for 750 a month. If you look through brokers you will find apartments this cheap, and no, there isn't a catch to them usually. My landlord says he doesn't want to make a profit off of anyone; hopefully others can find nice landlords like mine.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Thanks everyone- this makes me feel good about looking into Bayside.

I was thinking about going thru a real estate agent- is that the same as a broker??!!!

Astoria may be too far- I'm assuming I'll be coming and going to and from LI pretty often.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Yep its one & the same............good luck. Are you buying or renting?
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Most likely renting-- would buying make more sense, as an investment? (My dad would be helping me out).
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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Bayside is a great area to live in if considering queens. I have been living here for 4 years now as i met my husband who was living here. There are a lot of residential buildings with amazing amenities---doorman, concierge, pools indoor and outdoor, salons, convenience store and gyms---The building where we are even has a restaurant, movie theater, billiards, massage room, library, basketball court and kids playroom! Shopping is literally right around the corner-although is always busy...feel free to contact me in private if you want more info. good luck.
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