In the northwestern corner of the New York City borough of Queens, Astoria is bordered by the East River and is only about 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. It is one of the best neighborhoods in Queens with much lower prices for real estate for a comparable apartment. A large selection of condos, townhomes and apartments are the main home types offered in the area, and they range from a one-bedroom studio up to expansive multi-family units.
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As a historically multicultural community, Astoria provides a rich heritage displayed throughout the area with its offerings of cuisine, shopping, and local markets. Locals enjoy the Bohemian Beer Hall and Garden, great Greek and many other restaurants, and the beautiful Astoria Park on the banks of the river. The area has a long history of being involved in the arts, and cinema in particular, and is the location of one of the best museums in New York City, the American Museum of the Moving Image. Served by the trains of the New York City subway, the access to transportation makes it easy for commuting.
The population of about 154,000 has access to Mount Sinai Hospital and the FDNY EMS services. For your children's education, there is a selection of private schools, including choices of a parochial environment and the public system of the New York City Department of Education. Former industrial sites on the waterfront are being transformed into mixed-use communities that include housing, retail, and entertainment uses. Astoria is perfect for single urban professionals or families looking for housing within a short commute to Midtown Manhattan. Harlem and the Bronx are also just a short drive over the Triborough Bridge. Depending on the square footage you may need, there are a wealth of properties available in this culturally rich neighborhood by the East River. Explore the listings of townhomes, condos, and more to find unique layouts including open floor plans, excellent views, high ceilings, and more.