Welcome to Kew Gardens, Queens!
Welcome to Kew Gardens, Queens, a neighborhood in Queens, New York that feels like a small town. Our neighborhood started out as a garden community (actually named after the Kew Gardens in London) and gradually became a quiet urban area, consisting of 25,000 friendly New Yorkers. Now thats a phrase you dont hear too often!
Due to cultural, demographic and geographic factors, the neighborhood of Kew Gardens is very different from the rest of Queens and New York City. This is a neighborhood made up of a diverse population, with numerous races, ethnicities and religions. It has many apartment buildings and many small businesses and restaurants that help to beef up the Queens economy. Because of its hill and curving roads, this is a slower-walking part of the city than say Manhattan or Brooklyn. Not only was this community a former garden village, but much of the area used to be a former golf course. No wonder then that you can find many hills and wood-frame colonial houses. In fact, 70% of all available houses were pre-World War II establishments.
Notable areas within the city are Lefferts Boulevard, Metropolitan Avenue and Austin Street. The Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens Subway is also important, as it connects this quiet residential area with the rest of bustling NYC. The area has definitely had its share of celebrity residents in the past. Rodney Dangerfield, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, Anais Nin and Will Rogers called this neighborhood their home.
If you are looking for real estate, the style of which may be jokingly called Archie Bunker bungalows expect to pay moderately high pricesup to $500,000. Co-op homes are less and may sell for as little as $150,000. The larger the house, the more you pay; some co-op homes are $300,000 or over. Many of the homes here are gated low-rise complexes and have spacious grounds that require some maintenance. Rental prices are usually $1,300 or more every month.
Check out some information on mortgages, apartments and real estate in beautiful Kew Gardens!