Living in the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens


Whitestone Apartments

Whitestone is a Queens community at the at borough's northernmost point at the Long Island Sound. This residential neighborhood is often labeled in conjunction with the Beechhurst community, the northern subsection of Whitestone.

 

The neighborhood lines the Long Island Sound between Powell Cove and Little Bay, and includes everything north of 25th Avenue. 

 

Whitestone is known for the adjacent Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (and Whitestone Expressway), located on the western side of the neighborhood, acting as the eastern border to the small, affluent community of Malba. The Throgs Neck Bridge is located at the neighborhood's other end, serving as Whitestone's eastern border.

 

The housing stock in Whitestone is dominated by single-family homes, but low-rise apartment buildings can be found scattered about the region. Whitestone is a beautiful neighborhood where you can find NY apartments in a semi-suburban neighborhood.

 

Living in Whitestone

Whitestone was once served by the Whitestone Branch of the Long Island Railroad, but has been out of service for almost 80 years.

 

Being the residential neighborhood that it is, Whitestone has very few local establishments to call its own.  However, those few commerical centers are along Willets Point Boulevard and Francis Lewis Boulevard, where residents can find a few eateries and supermarkets.

 

There are a few, but not several, options for taking public transportation out to Manhattan. Residents of Whitestone apartments are served by nine bus lines, one of which is the QM2 express bus. A number of bus lines travel through Whitestone, and provide access to the Main Street - Flushing Station off of the number 7 train.


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