Located on the western part of Long Island, Queens County, New York, is one of the five boroughs of New York City. Queens has the second highest population of any of the New York City boroughs, and the homes in this area reflect that as a downtown lifestyle is popular. Home styles in Queens can range from large apartment complexes in some parts of the county to detached Tudor style homes in the more spread out suburbs.
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The geography of Queens, which transitions from urban jungle to suburban sanctuary, influences the personality of each neighborhood. Long Island City, which is adjacent to Manhattan, has been redeveloped in the past few decades, changing from mostly an industrial zone to a housing center accented by a great selection of art galleries and installations. Another community called Fresh Meadows, in the northern part of Queens, is characterized by its residential setting within the city. This part of Queens is home to the popular green space, Cunningham Park, and the former Long Island Parkway, which has been transformed into a long bike trail. In the center of Queens is Corona, home to the New York Mets baseball team at Citi Field. Corona is characterized by metropolitan living with high-rise multi-family homes and walkup apartment buildings. Queens Village and Hollis Hills, in the eastern part of Queens, are upper middle class neighborhoods with older, established trees and many single family Dutch Colonial or Tudor homes.
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