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Queens NY homes for sale are located on the western-most edge of Long Island. In the largest of New York City’s five boroughs, residents of Queens form a vibrant, ethnically diverse community. Each neighborhood has its own unique identity and there are dozens of amenities nearby for shopping, dining, and entertainment. A bonus for comic-book fans: if you choose Queens real estate, you might even spot a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Queens real estate includes a mix of single-family homes, townhomes, condos, and multi-family homes. There are simply too many neighborhoods to list here, and often they do not have explicit boundaries. Flushing, Astoria, Forest Hills, Jackson Heights, and Corona are just a few of many where you can find Queens homes for sale. Whatever your budget and lifestyle needs, there is likely a Queens home that suits them both. A variety of sizes, styles, and prices—from middle-class to all-out luxury—means there is an option for you.
Recreational opportunities for Queens residents offer nearly endless choices. An array of beaches provide hours of fun in the sun, whether you are swimming, surfing, fishing, or just strolling on the sand. Many stretches of parkland are available for hiking, biking, picnicking, and simply taking in the scenic views. Sports fans will enjoy attending events at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the home field for the New York Mets baseball team and the venue for the US Open tennis tournament. For a cultural outing, MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the country. It serves as an exhibition space for exciting new work, rather than collecting pieces for display. Other museums highlight Queens’ diversity, and visitors can explore history, science, art, and more in venues throughout the borough.
Queens homes are close to many shopping and dining resources. Stores and shopping centers throughout town stock everything from designer handbags and fashion to sporting equipment to home goods. National retailers like Target and department stores like Macy’s are also readily available to browse. Worldwide cuisines served in Queens restaurants often reflect the demographic of the neighborhood’s inhabitants. For example, Astoria’s traditional Greek population has Greek eateries, while Indian and Latin American menus are found in Jackson Heights. Whatever you’re craving, you’re sure to find it at a restaurant in Queens.
Travel in and out of Queens is simplified by public transit, since many residents do not own cars. Twelve routes of the New York City Subway and 22 stations of the Long Island Rail Road provide convenient crossings through Queens, in addition to bus routes and three state highways. Two major airports—John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia—provide flights for business or pleasure. Residents of Queens are served by the New York City Department of Education. For alternative education, there are several private schools in the area, most of which identify with Catholic or Jewish religions. Higher education is provided by Queens University, St. John’s University, and La Guardia Community College, among others.