"Wonderful neighborhood and close to Manhattan."
Rego Park is the closest neighborhood to midtown that has the magical combination of safe streets, good schools, abundant recreation, and over 500 shops and restaurants within walking distance of most properties. A local train ride to midtown takes you about 20 minutes to midtown. There are express buses from many parts of the area as well. Rego Park has that interesting diversity Queens is famous for and is a short trip to many of New York Citys most interesting ethnic enclaves. More professionals with kids have been moving in to the area in the last several areas because the schools are better than almost any other area that is a short commute to Manhattan. Rego Park is the same precinct and community board as Forest Hills, and shares a lot of the same schools and parks. Rego Park is less expensive than Forest Hills, and the buildings are of a later vintage. SWhile many lack some of the charm of older Forest Hills structures, more have parking.