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6.2 out of 10


Ranked 32nd best neighborhood in Queens
40.7405611668553 -73.8796440986065
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"I see there hasn't been a review in 2 years - Here's a fresh perspective."

I'm not one to go out of my way to write reviews, but I came across this page and was stunned by the lack of current data and well pictures. I can confidently say I this is my hometown, my parents brang me here when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I'm now 23 and know this neighborhood like the back of my hand. This Neighborhood gets a bad rep for its density and "older streets." However, Elmhurst's Community Board and The City have been working hard to create a clean environment. Having Installed Eco-friendly runoffs on many neighborhood streets, Investing in the neighborhoods educational system even investing in one of the cities most impressive update's "The Elmhurst Library" Designed by Marpillero Pollak Architects. There's still a slight issue with it's bigger parks with people loitering, but the rapid development in the area has helped a lot with that problem. Overall this has helped make the neighborhood safer. It's a working-class neighborhood with a focus on families. There's not much nightlife going on, but because of its location Elmhurstinians are only 20 minutes away from the city center. With access to the M, R, E, F, 7 trains and for drivers you'll have easy access to The BQE, LIE, Queens Blvd, and Northern Blvd. But the population density does create a parking problem that needs addressing. However, because the population is so diverse anyone that loves trying new cuisines will love the area. There are tons of local restaurants from all the regions you could think off as well as groceries nearby:

Yes the neighborhood has had a bit off a problem with loiterers, and it's share of criminal activity, but this has been greatly reduced. There's even Luxury Condos in development something that just 3 years ago would have been a ludicrous idea. Overall This neighborhood is becoming more and more attractive while remaining a family friendly environment
  • Real Estate is still affordable.
  • Fantastic ethnic restaurants and mall shopping options
  • Good subway connections
  • Its great diversity
  • Diverse food
  • Ethnic shopping
  • Homeless issues
  • Downright Ugly in parts

"Urban shopping and loads of transportation"

Elmhurst is a northwestern Queens neighborhood that is surrounded by Jackson Heights to the north, Maspeth to the west, Middle Village and Rego Park to the south, and Corona and North Corona to the east.

Elmhurst is home to two urban shopping malls. The recently expanded Queens Center Mall, the most profitable mall per square foot in the United States, and the recently renovated and expanded Queens Place Mall, a smaller round shopping center originally built as a Macy's branch.

Accessible subway stations are Woodhaven Boulevard, Grand Avenue–Newtown and Elmhurst Avenue, all served by the G, R, and V trains of the IND Queens Boulevard Line. In addition, the IRT Flushing Line, served by the 7 train, runs along Roosevelt Avenue, the north border of Elmhurst, with stations at 74th Street–Broadway, 82nd Street-Jackson Heights and 90th Street-Elmhurst Avenue.

Unranked Streets in Elmhurst

45th Ave

"Boring but whatever"
40.7416066426283 -73.882980926013

58th Ave

"On 58th Avenue"
40.7315049201115 -73.8749754633208

75th St

"On 75th Street"
40.7454345014611 -73.8902109993209

82nd St

"Bargain Hunter's Heaven"
40.7410207111123 -73.8828354916516

Alstyne Ave

"On Corona Avenue"
40.7429568354809 -73.8687263073272

Benham St

"On Benham Street"
40.7477905237584 -73.8738101140464

Elmhurst Ave

"On Elmhurst Avenue"
40.7449157946008 -73.878358254151

Gleane St

"Just Like the Old Neighborhoods on Television"
40.7453641046501 -73.8773934583212

Ithaca St

"No Place Like Home"
40.7450070364363 -73.8802380880987
"Busy major street that "
40.7406740462523 -73.8674653713574

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