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3.3 out of 10

Jamaica Ave, Jamaica

Ranked 5th best street in Jamaica
40.705672966804 -73.794350337849
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
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"Dollar cab central"

When I think of Jamaica Ave i think of all the shops selling imitation everything but the one thing that mostly comes to mind is the dollar cabs. Even though they are not a dollar any more because of the price of gas going up over the years they serve as a fast alternative to talking the bus if you need to get some where fast. Jamiaca ave serves mainly for transport and for shopping.

"Okay in the day, be wary at night."

Jamaica Avenue is a long street and is known to mostly everyone that lives in New York. There are plenty of shops and eateries to visit in the daytime but I would be wary to be walking on it in some parts where not many people go at night, but that could be said about anywhere in New York City. The Q56 and the J/Z trains run along some parts of Jamaica Avenue.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Lively Jamaica Avenue"

Jamaica Avenue is mostly known for its rich diversity of people and shopping. The most common part of Jamaica Avenue is from 183rd street to Queens Boulevard. This is the main vocal point of Jamaica Avenue. You can go to the Jamaica subway center, and take the trains into to the city.
Jamaica Avenue is rich with different diversities of Caribbean people from Jamaican to Guyanese. Of course all of the food can be sampled for a decently priced meal. Might I suggest the curry goat or for the less risk-takers a Jamaican chicken patty with coconut bread is always good, and for only 2-3 dollars.
Of course I can't go without talking about the shopping that is to be done on Jamaica Avenue. You can buy all the bootleg bags you want, and (if you are not into name brands) nice clothes for every occasions. You can also buy bootleg c.d.'s, find bargains, and almost always haggle the prices down a bit. So, if you like the lively scene without having to go to the city, Jamaica Avenue is a good alternative if you live in Queens.

Unranked Streets in Jamaica

108th Ave

"On 108th Avenue"
40.6966017325385 -73.7911578717033

109th Ave

"On 109th Avenue"
40.6933105484383 -73.7940202390096

110th Ave

"On 110th Avenue"
40.6938690097104 -73.7877715211504

138th Pl

"On 138th Place"
40.6995640143272 -73.8125487711386

143rd St

"Filled With Activity"
40.6974372393994 -73.8095335847555

155th St

"Not The Top Ten"
40.6907673126141 -73.7947157222091

183rd St

"Getting to and from your means of transportation"
40.7100248892018 -73.777685562967

91st Ave

"On 91st Avenue"
40.7064691944201 -73.7943991547058

Adelaide Rd

"Not much. Park nearby"
40.6940200010323 -73.7771795019882
"On Arlington Terrace"
40.6918421562035 -73.7997090244714

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