Moving abroad, made easy.

Get free quotes from the best international movers.
Compare all your quotes in one place. Book the right mover for you.

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

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families


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




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

  what's this neighborhood 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.


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

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! 


Do you have photos you'd like to share? Send 'em in to

You might also like...
Or get personalized neighborhood recommendations from our Neighborhood Explorer
have anything to add? Are you a local expert? We're always looking for the best intel on neighborhoods, so send us a message if you have any tips
Desktop Version

© 2017 GoodMigrations LLC. All rights reserved.

The GoodMigrations logo and the Cost/Time/Condition metric are service marks of GoodMigrations LLC. Terms  Privacy Policy