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3.7 out of 10


40.5969615516789 -73.7833045065609
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Beach Lovers


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Not great now, but check back in a few years"

Arverne-Edgemere used to be a beautiful luxury beach resort. Over the years, it deteriorated leaving strings of decrepit homes and the Ocean Promenade, which is supposedly the longest boardwalk on the East Coast. Its poor condition and lack of popularity is ironic, considering the fact that it is located on the water, just an hour from the city (by subway), and has excellent subway service. Still, a huge percentage of the homes in this area are vacant. Many developers have caught on to its potential, building low-cost luxury housing developments that boast modern conveniences and rock bottom prices. They are also trying to develop more shops and restaurants, to boost the local economy and to attract more residents. Town officials are also taking steps to try to make the area safer (while it isn't the most dangerous town in New York City, a large number of robberies take place here every year).

While the town is improving every year due to the efforts of town officials and the numerous developers who have invested in properties here, it will be a while before it can attract a huge influx of residents. If you have money to spare, it may be a good long-term investment, but it isn't a very nice place to live yet.
  • Under continued development
  • Very inexpensive home prices
  • Boring
  • High crime rates
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers

"Nothing but patches of weeds and sand, but maybe potential"

Arvene Edgemere is a neighborhood in Queens along the Rockaway Peninsula sandwiched in by Rockaway Park and Bayswater/Far Rockaway. In the past, the area was a haven for inexpensive beach front hotels but over time became barren land. In the 1990s restoration began to take placed the beachfront neighborhood is beginning to take shape once again.

There is not much here, but barren land and weeds that have been growing for years. There are a few bungalows on the unmapped Marvin Street near Beach 28th. The boardwalk stretches from Beach 9th Street in the east to Beach 126th Street in the west, making it among the longest boardwalks on the east coast. This area is officially known as Ocean Promenade. The beaches are barren with signs indicating “closed.”

Plans are in the works but the area still remains barren. The only signs that there were once piers are the stones from the jettys that still remain. There is subway service and a few trend setters hoping for the next big thing - a big comeback. Time will tell.

"Nothing special, seems like a lonely place"

This Queens neighborhood is so far from the rest of the city that it may as well be on Long Island (which it almost is). And guess what? There’s nothing here. Well, nothing anyone would be dying to visit. I hear there used to be plenty of things to do here – summer cottages and boardwalks and whatnot, but all of these are no more (and it seems if some had their way, Coney Island would be going the same route). This is a residential spot, and some of the houses here can be pretty pricy, as this is after all waterfront or near-waterfront property.

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