Queens is truly a melting pot of diverse ethnic communities from all over the world. Rockaway Beach, which sits along the stunning Atlantic Ocean, is a thriving Irish neighborhood. A major summer hot spot, this oceanfront community was devastated by Hurricane Sandy and is now rebuilding major attractions like the boardwalk that were part of its town center. One of the middle class suburban neighborhoods, Astoria, is the heart of the Greek community. Astoria features an impressive system of bike paths and the famous Astoria Park. Jamaica is home to a large population of African American and Caribbean people. This middle class neighborhood features a mix of amenities like cultural attractions, shopping and eclectic food offerings. Flushing, in the northern part of Queens, is a center of the Asian community. Here, residents find the sections of Chinatown and Koreatown, both of which offer authentic cuisine and attractions focusing on Chinese or Korean heritage.
As the largest borough of New York City, Queens County, is more often referred to simply as Queens, New York. With a population of over two million people, Queens has a densely inhabited urban feel. Homes in this area include many types of multi-family properties such as duplexes and high-rise apartment buildings, however, the eastern part of Queens has a more suburban feel with larger single family three and four bedroom homes.SHOW MORE