Living in Kew Gardens Hills
Apartment rentals in Kew Gardens Hills bring you into a tightly knit Queens community. This area is a sub-neighborhood of Flushing, located just east of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Many of its residents are Jewish. Shops in Kew Gardens Hills frequently reflect this fact. You may find the neighborhood quiet over the weekend with stores closed. It's primarily a family area that benefits from proximity to parkland and easy access to numerous highways.
Kew Gardens Hills is a relatively new community. The first homes here were built in 1917. At the time, the area was called Queens Valley. Gradually, its farmland became golf courses. It grew as a residential area when the subway reached Kew Gardens in 1936 and when the World's War came to Flushing Meadows in 1939. The still-growing Jewish community took root in Kew Gardens Hills in the 1950s. Now, it's good place to raise children within striking distance of the city.
Kew Gardens Hills Lifestyle and Entertainment
There are a few commercial areas in Kew Gardens Hills. You can find Jewish specialty stores and Kosher restaurants on Main Street, but not between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday, as they'll likely be closed for Shabbat. This part of the neighborhood also has a cinema and Max and Mina's Ice Cream parlor. Max & Mina's was named top choice for unique ice cream parlors in the country. For more ethnic food options, try along the Union Turnpike.
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park sits astride Kew Gardens Hills. This sprawling park is where the New York Mets play, the site of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and home to the New York Hall of Science and the Queens Museum of Art. It's the second largest park in New York City.
Kew Gardens Hills Info and the Rental Market
Rentals in Kew Gardens Hills are detached single-family homes, row houses, post-war garden apartment buildings, or, more recently, luxury apartments. A sizable portion of residents here are Orthodox and Haredi Jews and Israelis. There are smaller communities of Latinos, Asians, and African-Americans, as well. It will cost you around $1,000 to $1,350 for a one-bedroom apartment in Kew Gardens Hills.
Many highways serve the area, including the Long Island Expressway and the Grand Central Parkway. For commuters, the Q46 bus will take you to the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens subway station. You can catch the F train to Manhattan from there.
Kew Gardens Hills Resources
Queens College, part of the City University of New York system, and the CUNY School of Law are both in Kew Gardens Hills. There's a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on Main Street and a US Post Office, too. Queens Community Board No. 8 speaks for Kew Gardens Hills.
Kew Gardens Hills Zip Codes
Kew Gardens Hills is in the 11367 zip code.