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7.0 out of 10

College Point

Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7838578235832 -73.8402155428095
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

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

"Up and coming neighborhood"

College Point is another town that is marked by a wide range of ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods. A number of developers and construction companies have been developing the areas closest to the water because the land was so cheap. Formerly filled with factories and warehouses, College Point now boasts a number of modern shopping centers and large stores like Target and BJ's. There are some lovely and newly constructed apartments and townhomes that are reasonably priced. The one thing to watch out for is that in order to maximize profits, the vast majority of these developers have tried to squeeze in as many homes as possible, resulting in homes that are far narrower than what you would usually expect. There are also some very well ranked public schools in the area. It also has excellent transportation routes for cars (the Van Wyck, the Cross Island, and the Whitestone Bridge are all easily accessible).

On the other hand, public transportation options are sparse. The nearest subway is in Flushing. Also, most of the areas that haven't been developed yet are filled with decrepit homes or industrial parks.

Basically, if you can find a nice sized home in one of College Point's better areas, it is a great place to live.
Pros
  • Relatively low housing costs
  • Rapidly growing
Cons
  • Lots of construction
  • Narrow buildings
  • Rather hard to get to
3/5
2yrs+

"Used to be an enclave slightly seperated from the rest of the borough, but no more"

This neighborhood juts out into Flushing Bay and is a working class/ middle class area. This is a pretty residential area that is in no way a tourist destination. The neighborhood has experienced some development recently, as is inevitable for all New York neighborhoods as the population swells, and the neighborhood has begun hosting summertime street fairs and other community-friendly events. Developers love this area because they can acquire cheap property and flip it or make rental profits.

Unranked Streets in College Point

10th Ave

4/5
"Great for families!"
40.788541677872 -73.8419416674302

11th Ave

2/5
"On 11th Avenue"
40.7877281768741 -73.8363430603907

131st St

3.5/5
"Quiet Residential Street"
40.7816684079768 -73.837776583925

13th Ave

3.5/5
"A few blocks of homes"
40.7867225914899 -73.842051486791

143rd Pl

3.5/5
"A place to live you have money"
40.7874117668768 -73.825576022345
"Whitestone Expressway and 3rd Ave. WATERFRONT RESIDENTAL!"
40.784968056647 -73.824762911505

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