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A diverse, laid-back community in Queens.
Studio / 1 BR
60% Complete
1,995
2 Bedrooms
73% Complete
2,400
3 Bedrooms
89% Complete
2,950
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,300

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families

 

What's around
  • 13 Banks
  • 28 Nightlife options
  • 33 Fitness options
  • 233 Restaurants
  • 304 Shops
  • 12 Schools
  • 73 Grocery stores/markets

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

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

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Sunnyside LIKE?

Rated as one of the most livable neighborhoods in New York several years ago, the Queens community of Sunnyside is still a great find. Like many of its neighboring areas, this is a culturally diverse spot. Originally filled with Irish immigrants, today you're likely to meet Indians, Bangladeshis, Chinese, Koreans, Columbians, and Ecuadoreans.

And like other parts of Queens and Brooklyn, it's seeing renewed interest as people come here from more expensive parts of the city. This growth is driving up home prices, though they're still relatively affordable. Despite the diversity, this is a tight-knit neighborhood where residents are friendly and enjoy the relaxed vibe.

Sunnyside has a small historic district with the look and feel of an English village (and in fact, the architects of Sunnyside were inspired by English garden living). These blocks are lined with two-story brick townhouses sheltered by tall trees. In the middle of each block is a central garden. Elsewhere in the neighborhood you'll find low- and mid-rise brick apartment and co-op buildings and more townhouses.

The main thoroughfare in town is Queen's Boulevard, which is where you'll find mom-and-pop stores, restaurants, and nightlife. New restaurants continue to open to cater to the millennials moving here.

Sunnyside is bordered on the north by Astoria, on the east by Woodside, on the south by Greenpoint, and on the west by Long Island City.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 7.7 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 3.8 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 12.1 miles / 40-80 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 5.5 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit

Sunnyside New York City Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Sunnyside LOCAL schools

6-8 GRADES
Is 125 Thomas J Mccann Woodside
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.09 mi
n/a GRADES
Little Friends School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.15 mi
PK-6 GRADES
PS 150Q Sunnyside
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.30 mi
PK-8 GRADES
St. Teresa School
Parent Rating:
Type:Private
Distance:0.34 mi
K-5 GRADES
Ps 199 Maurice A Fitzgerald
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.36 mi

 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @hi-lo , @Charley Lhasa , @Payton Chung , @Amy Stephenson , @sunnysideshines, @the.eej, @whiskeymeaway, @asenya, @maggiemaesbar, @imeechan, @lisawor for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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