Living in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens


Selected No Fee Apartments in Jackson Heights

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Jackson Heights. Below are a sampling of what is on the market.

$1,895
3 Bedroom
$1,775
1 Bedroom

Jackson Heights apartments, especially those located within that neighborhood's large historic district, are among the most sought-after housing units in all of New York City. As a whole, Jackson Heights in Queens is a vibrant, community with decent schools, good, inexpensive places to eat, and lots of transportation options.

 

But it is the rental apartments in the historic district—which began as a planned community, a "garden city development" conceived of in 1916 with middle- and upper-middle-class tenants in mind, and for which the term "garden apartment" was invented—that draw families and professionals from all over the world (and, no less significant, from all over New York City) to this community in northwestern Queens.

 

The Neighborhood is bordered to the south by Roosevelt Avenue (and the neighborhood of Elmhurst), to the west by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (and Astoria and Woodside), to the north by the Grand Central Parkway, and the east by 94st Street and Junction Boulevard (and East Elmhurst and North Corona).

 

The Jackson Heights Historic District comprises more than half of the entire community, from Northern Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue, and from 69th to 94th Streets. The buildings themselves are handsome stone structures, and while each block surrounding a garden are of like design, the complexes are often quite distinct stylistically from each other, so there's no danger of aesthetic tedium. 

 

The "gardens" that give these Jackson Heights apartments their name are really more like little parks, with several, as a point of comparison, approaching the size of Manhattan's Gramercy Park. Another outdoorsy option for residents of Jackson Heights apartments is the recently renovated two-acre Travers Park, with a playground, various ball courts, and community events such as the Summer Sundays in the Park series of free performances, and a weekly, year-round greenmarket.

 

The Community is well serviced by public transportation, in particular by the 7 train, which runs right through the heart of the neighborhood and gets commuters to Midtown Manhattan in less than half an hour. The E, V, F, and R trains are also viable options, especially for those Jackson Heights apartment residents who live near the main MTA hub at the Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street station. And if it's food you're after, it's the best place in all of New York City to find tons of authentic Columbian, Peruvian, Uruguayan, Argentine, Korean, Hindi, and Bengali neighborhood restaurants. 

 

The Jackson Heights Life community forums are active, and a great place to learn more about what is going on in this vibrant, and picturesque, community. The Jackson Heights Beautification Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to making sure this nabe continues to be one of the most beautiful in the city.


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