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An incredibly diverse neighborhood with attractive apartments and homes.
Studio / 1 BR
44% Complete
1,750
2 Bedrooms
59% Complete
2,350
3 Bedrooms
80% Complete
3,200
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,990

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 66 Grocery stores/markets
  • 24 Banks
  • 33 Nightlife options
  • 32 Fitness options
  • 301 Restaurants
  • 375 Shops
  • 3 Schools

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Jackson Heights has a below average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Jackson Heights LIKE?

Located in Queens, Jackson Heights is perhaps the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in New York City. When walking around the area you'll hear languages from every part of the globe and be able to find food of every cuisine. Russian or Tibetan, Korean or Portuguese, Colombian or Indian…it's all here.

It's also more affordable than many other vibrant parts of the city. This has made it a strong draw for singles, couples, and families priced out of other areas. Jackson Heights has prewar apartments and co-ops with central gardens, large semi-detached homes, and new condos getting built by developers.

Given this is such an ethnically rich area you have hundreds of restaurants offering every type of food possible – and nothing here is expensive. It doesn't have a particularly busy nightlife but does offer a respectable range of lounges, bars, and dance clubs.

The only downside to Jackson Heights? As you'd expect of a neighborhood next to LaGuardia International Airport, you are going to have to deal with noise from planes taking off and landing.

Jackson Heights is bordered on the north by LaGuardia Airport, on the east by East Elmhurst and North Corona, on the south by Elmhurst, and on the west by Woodside.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 10.7 miles / 40-70 minutes by car / 60-70 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 5.9 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 15 miles / 50-75 minutes by car / 80 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 8.5 miles / 35-65 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit

Jackson Heights New York City Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Jackson Heights LOCAL schools

PK-12 GRADES
Garden School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.21 mi
6-8 GRADES
Is 145 Joseph Pulitzer
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.22 mi
K-5 GRADES
Ps 212
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.29 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Ps 148
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.36 mi
PK-8 GRADES
Our Lady of Fatima School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.36 mi

 

Local Flavor   Jackson Heights Local Flavor

Cannelle Patisserie
Cannelle Patisserie 75-59 31ST AVE, EAST ELMHURST, NY 11370 MAP
http://cannellepatisserie.com

Treat yourself to a royal delicacy prepared by the finest pastry chefs in America who have catered to presidents, dignitaries, and celebrities.

Sammy's Halal Food
Sammy's Halal Food 73RD ST AND BROADWAY, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 MAP
https://www.yelp.com/biz/sammys-halal-food-jackson-heights

A favorite of hungry workers and fans of street meat everywhere, chicken and rice is a cheap, filling, and fast lunch.

Espresso 77
Espresso 77 35-57 77TH ST, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 MAP
http://www.espresso77.com

Local coffee spot with great brew and rotating artwork on the walls.

Samudra Vegetarian Restaurant & Chaat House
Samudra Vegetarian Restaurant & Chaat House 75-18 37TH AVE, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 MAP

A basic restaurant with so-so service, but the food is great and they specialize in dosas, uttapams, idlys and extensive list of curries.

Butala Emporium
Butala Emporium 3746 74TH ST, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 MAP
http://www.indousplaza.com

An incense-infused, unique store selling Indian ayurvedic books, herbals, arts and crafts, and more.

La Gloria
La Gloria 86-11 NORTHERN BLVD, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY 11372 MAP
http://laglorianyc.com

Crimson colors and leather seats help set the mood at this flashy Cuban eatery/lounge with a patio.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @NYCUrbanScape , @d.aniela , @David Berkowitz , @Aleksandr Zykov , @Ed , @jacksonheightsnyc, @bocaitony, @gantrygram, @sacsplacepizza for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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