As the largest borough by area in New York City, Queens is also the most diverse. From Long Island City, with its high-rises, waterfront location and proximity to Manhattan to more quaint, suburban neighborhoods like Middle Village, Queens has a little something for everyone. The borough has long been a popular landing place for immigrants leading to the development of a vibrant cultural, culinary and entertainment scene. As with much of NYC, recent decades have brought about a real estate boom in Queens that has led to an influx of new residents and businesses.
Queens’s Most Popular Neighborhoods
The most popular neighborhoods in Queens on PropertyClub
Astoria’s reasonable real estate prices combined with its close proximity to Manhattan have helped make it one of the hottest neighborhoods in Queens, attracting an influx of new residents who appreciate the neighborhood’s residential feel as well its great location which provides convenient commutes and easy access to all parts of the city. Named for John Jacob Astor, the neighborhood has a rich history and was one of America's earliest filmmaking centers for much of the early 20th century, with film industry legends like the Marx Brothers shooting multiple movies in the neighborhood. Astoria is also known as the Greek capital of New York City, but is nonetheless home to an incredibly diverse population, making it a haven for foodies who enjoy the neighborhood's bevy of great ethnic restaurants. Astoria Park, a picturesque riverfront, and museums such as the Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park are other popular destinations in this thriving New York City neighborhood.
Long Island City
Located on the westernmost end of Queens, just across from Midtown Manhattan and Roosevelt Island, Long Island City (often shortened to LIC) has long been considered to be one of New York City’s most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods. Those days are over as we can confidently say that Long Island City has already arrived, and can now be considered to be amongst NYC’s most desirable residential neighborhoods. Long Island City provides residents easy access to Manhattan and a convenient commute while also offering a colorful and exciting cultural and entertainment scene. A fantastic array of locally owned boutiques, art galleries, and shops, as well as many hip bars, lounges, and restaurants, can be found throughout LIC. The neighborhood’s incredible riverfront location combined with stunning views of the midtown skyline, and attractive real estate prices at its many luxurious, new development apartment buildings and condos are what helped Long Island City boom, but nowadays the neighborhood’s hip and artistic vibe is just as responsible for charming residents and visitors alike.