Living in the Little Neck neighborhood of Queens


Little Neck Apartments

Little Neck is a small, quaint neighborhood situated at Queens' northeast corner. This suburban-style neighborhood consists of single-family homes, similar to the Nassau County community bordering to the east.

 

The eastern end of Little Neck has rolling hills, creating the quiet streets that many families seek in suburban Queens. The homes and lots vary in sizes, and multi-family apartment buildings are few and far between, yet there are still rental units to be found.

 

There is an abundance of Garden Apartments that take up much of the neighborhood's section south of the Long Island Expressway. And although most rental listings are for single-family homes, Little Neck apartments do exist, with the majority located along Northern Boulevard.

 

Little Neck is surrounded by Douglaston to its north and west, the Nassau County villages of Great Neck, University Gardens, and Lake Success on its eastern side, and Grand Central Parkway as its southern border.

 

Suburban Life in Little Neck

Little Neck's main commercial strip is Northern Boulevard, which has just about everything to meet the needs of the residents. From markets, to juice shops, to a variety of restaurants, this street makes for a convenient place to run errands. One of the neighborhood's most popular restaurants is the Peter Luger Steak House, which is actually located in nearby Great Neck. This steakhouse is consistently rated one of New York City's greatest, and Queens locals agree, calling it a great place to have a nice dinner or to celebrate a birthday.

 

This quiet community's suburban charm comes at a small cost: there is no subway access whatsoever. But this should not be a problem for the typical Manhattan commuter living in Little Neck apartments. Rather, there are two stations off the Long Island Rail Road that will take passengers into Midtown Manhattan's Penn Station in as little as thirty minutes during peak hours. But taking the train isn't the only option, as the QM3 express bus begins and terminates in Little Neck. This bus takes just less than an hour to reach Midtown, yet has five convenient stops for pickup within the neighborhood.

 

At the southern end of Little Neck lies the Douglaston Park Golf Course, evidence of the community's suburban nature. If you are looking for a rental, but can't settle for the size of typical NY apartments, then Little Neck should be a place to consider. This is one of the few Queens neighborhoods where front lawns and backyards are the norm.


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