Living in the Belle Harbor neighborhood of Queens

Belle Harbor Apartments

Belle Harbor is a beautiful and friendly neighborhood located midway along the Rockaway Peninsula. This community has a variety of housing options, although this is somewhat of a ritzy district to call home.


Prominently located along the wide, beauty shoreline of the Rockaways, this neighborhood is mostly made up of lovely medium and large single-family homes--all boasting meticulously maintained front gardens. It's not easy finding a NY apartment in this territory, but rentals happen to become available time and again. Most of the Belle Harbor apartments you find will likely be out of some of the large duplexes in patches throughout the community.


Life In Belle Harbor

For some dreamers, living within four blocks of the beach would be like paradise. For others, it is--and those lucky few live in the section of the Peninsula between Beach 126th and Beach 142nd Streets. The Rockaways has much to offer, as it is the home to some of the city's most beautiful natural parkland. Both Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden sit only a few blocks from Belle Harbor, and are great spots to spend an entire day, with a short drive to wash the sand off the feet.


Living out in the Rockaways also proves to be difficult if your commute takes you into Manhattan. This section of Queens sits at the end of the line of the Rockaway Park Shuttle, stationed in the Rockaway Park neighborhood just to the east. As is with many suburban neighborhoods in Eastern Queens, a car is somewhat of a necessity--especially if you choose to live in remote location like  Belle Harbor. The commute to Manhattan is about a 50-minute trip around the Belt Parkway and the Gowanus Expressways. But sometimes living in a gorgeous, leafy neighborhood by the beach makes the drive worth while.


Although there's not much shopping in the Rockaways, Belle Harbor has its own little strip of retail storefronts on Beach 129th Street. Other commercial centers include Rockaway Beach Blvd, which extends its share of sidewalks down to neighboring Rockaway Park, which sustains its own little areas for shopping. Although you won't be able to find too many Belle Harbor apartments available for rent, moving to a gorgeous, quiet suburban outlet is truly a relief from the bustle of the city.

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