What was once a forgotten industrial area south of Astoria, Long Island City is now a modern place full of specialty bars, rooftop lounges, a burgeoning art scene and luxury condominiums in eastern Queens. During the summer, homebuyers visiting properties around Astoria will stop by single-family homes with gardens full of roses. Some homes in Astoria allow residents to plant beautiful flowers and create an oasis away from tree-lined streets. Just a few steps from train stations, new Astoria residents can find anything from a gyroscope in a tavern to tasty crepes with an espresso in a corner coffee shop. Steinway Street offers boutique furniture and clothing stores for locals and takes shoppers to Northern Boulevard, where large retailers and car dealerships are installed.
On sunny summer days, shoppers who want to explore the waterfront can find residents strolling through Astoria Park, under the RFK Bridge. Another popular place to hang out is the Socrates Sculpture Park, located on the banks of the East River. Surrounded by the Jackie Robinson Highway to the north and the Van Wyck Highway to the east, Kew Gardens is a quiet neighborhood that's perfect for shoppers who need to travel to Manhattan. The LIRR has a stop in the area and there is an E train stop at the intersection of Metropolitan and Jamaica Avenues. There are plenty of restaurants to explore on Metropolitan Avenue, but Lefferts Boulevard, near the LIRR stop, is where locals gather for a pint and a bite to eat.
Kew Gardens pay homage to England's famous botanical gardens, and the Tudor-style houses that dot the neighborhood are a nod to British architecture. Forest Park is just west of Kew Gardens, and locals regularly explore Forest Park Pine Grove and the other hiking trails in this area of Queens. Homebuyers thinking of moving to North Queens should consider Jackson Heights, as this cozy neighborhood is close to Manhattan and the rest of Long Island and the world. Surrounded by Grand Central Parkway to the north and the Brooklyn-Queens Highway to the west, Jackson Heights offers drivers plenty of options for getting to Long Island and Brooklyn. Plus, La Guardia is just north of Grand Central, so traveling to the airport is a breeze on busy days. Jackson Heights used to be a tidal lowland swamp in the early 20th century, but developers bought the land and began building garden houses and apartments, which provided buyers with space for gardens in the front yard.
Astoria Boulevard runs through Jackson Heights, but most residents do most of their shopping on Northern Boulevard. Jackson Heights is famous for hosting the Queens Pride Parade and Festival, which brings together people from all over the Big Apple. East of LIC, across from the LIRR train yard, buyers will find Sunnyside. The area was farmland on a hill surrounded by swamps in the 18th century. However, the creation of the Queensboro Bridge in the early 20th century transformed the region into a dorm community.
In the 1930s, the six-story apartments that define Sunnyside dominated the skyline, and the elevated platform of the 7-story train allowed quick access to all districts. Today, buyers thinking of moving to Sunnyside will soon have a LIRR station through the East Side Access project to take them to Manhattan and reduce travel time. Queens Boulevard runs under the 7th train, and many restaurants, bars and cafes line the streets waiting for bystanders to return to their homes. While Sunnyside is historically known for its pre-war cooperative buildings, smart homebuyers can find two-story multi-family homes in Sunnyside Gardens, to the north, near 39th Avenue. The Long Island Highway intersects with the BQE in Sunnyside, making it an ideal choice for any shopper traveling by car through New York City and beyond. If Bushwick residents wander east via Wyckoff Avenue, they'll find themselves exploring the streets of Ridgewood.
Surrounded by Middle Village, Maspeth and Glendale, Ridgewood spans both sides of the Queens and Brooklyn border, giving residents easy access to bars and music venues in both counties. The British settled in this area in the 18th century. However, throughout most of 19th century most residents moved to Bushwick leaving Ridgewood undeveloped until 1900s when developers built townhouses as an option for people seeking upgrade their properties into more spacious ones. The neighborhood grew in popularity after fresh water was discovered in North Brooklyn leading beer manufacturers creating more than 30 breweries with many Ridgewood residents making beverages at these establishments. Today New Yorkers are still competing for these pristine real estate properties as M train quickly takes them into Brooklyn or Manhattan. Fresh Pond Road and Wyckoff Avenue are where locals do most of their shopping but there are specialty bars and restaurants scattered throughout western section near Menahan Street. With history dating back 1640s Flushing is one of oldest communities in Queens being one of five original cities part of Queens County 17th century.
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