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5.4 out of 10

Rockaway Park Seaside

40.5833175777833 -73.8265944784102
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and inaccessible"

While I'm not much of a fan of any of the towns on the Rockaway Peninsula, I have to admit that these waterfront towns are lovely. Seaside is no exception, with its waterfront high-rise apartment complexes. This town has an important cultural history, as it has been featured in books, TV shows, and movies. This is an incredibly safe and tight-knit community. During the peak summer season, the town tends to get very crowded with visitors, but the locals can enjoy peace and privacy during the rest of the year. This is a very peaceful town that offers a good escape from city life but its isolation results in problems such as a difficult commute to schools and a ninety minute commute to Manhattan. This is a fairly expensive place to live: housing prices are steep, particularly near the beach. Still, this town is lovely and well maintained. It is known for its colorful bus shelters. The town also has restaurants and shops, but there isn't a lot of diversity. This town, like other towns on the Rockaway Peninsula, is also prone to damage from storms.
Pros
  • Beautiful water views
  • Quiet & private
Cons
  • Long commute to the city
  • Boring
  • Far from schools
3/5
2yrs+

"Fancy condos, but not exactly a thrilling neighborhood"

This is the neighborhood to come if you’re looking to purchase a high-rise condo, though why anyone would want one here is beyond me – the Hamptons seem like the better choice for swankier living. But still, Seaside has its own quaint sort of appeal, though it is a bit strange to see high rise condos like something out of a Fort Lauderdale beachside retirement community in New York City. The neighborhood is strangely desolate compared to the rest of the city, and it isn’t exactly a happening spot for young people (another reason to buy your swanky condo elsewhere).

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