Living in the Bay Terrace neighborhood of Queens

Bay Terrace Apartments

Located to the north of Bayside is the waterfront neighborhood of Bay Terrace. This northeastern Queens community encompasses everything east of the Clearview Expressway and is essentially the neck leading to the Fort Totten peninsula.


Bay Terrace is similar to Glen Oaks in respect to it's housing stock, where major sections of the neighborhood are developed with garden apartment complexes. It's clear to see that different sections of the neighborhood have drastically different personalities.


The northern section of town has many streets of low-rise, multifamily buildings with garages at the first level. This atmosphere is in stark contrast to Bay Terrace's southern end, where there are large, single-family homes with full front yards.


Living in Bay Terrace

Eastern Queens is notorious for lacking access to the NYC subway system. However, residents of Bay Terrace apartments are only about a mile from the Bayside Station off the Long Island Rail Road. If you choose this method to commute into Manhattan, it's about a 25 minute straight shot into Midtown's Penn Station. But commuter rail isn't the only way to get to Manhattan. Rather, the QM2 and QM20 express buses will take passengers straight from the streets of Bay Terrace, to Midtown for an hour long ride.


Residents of Bay Terrace apartments are always only a few short blocks from the area's main commercial center. The Bay Terrace Shopping Center is a convenient complex with restaurants, a movie theater, supermarket, book store, and several other shops. When it comes to recreation, Little Bay Park and Crocheron Park are the go-to spots for greenspace and outdoor activities. And unique to the area is Fort Totten, where a Civil War army base now serves as a historical center and 50-acre park. 

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