Living in Springfield Gardens
Homes and apartments in Springfield Gardens supply residents with a slice of the suburbs. This neighborhood in southeast Queens is known as a family-friendly residential community. The area falls between the neighborhoods of St. Albans, Laurelton, and, just to the south, John F. Kennedy International Airport. As J.F.K. is one of the busiest airports in the world, you'll contend with some jet noise here. That keeps prices down. The Southern Parkway splits the Springfield Gardens into North and South neighborhoods.
This part of Queens was farmland until the mid 1800s. When the Long Island Raid Road expanded through Springfield Gardens, residential development saw a significant uptick. People migrated here from Brooklyn and elsewhere, chasing the suburbs as they got pushed farther out. Now, the neighborhood is home to middle and lower class residents.
Springfield Gardens Lifestyle and Entertainment
Springfield Gardens doesn't feel like part of the big city. As such, you'll find basic services here, but not much that's upscale or trendy. Eating and shopping emporiums can be found along major streets such as Farmers and Merrick boulevards. There are delis, retail stores, and essential commercial services such as banks and hair salons. For fancier eateries, locals will sometimes head down to the nearby airport.
On the western border of Springfield Gardens, Baisley Pond Park has running and biking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a pond where you can sit and feed the geese. The smaller Springfield Park is on the other side of town.
Springfield Gardens Info and the Rental Market
Garden complexes, Victorians, single-family brick homes, and other low-rise housing options keep Springfield Gardens feeling suburban. The neighborhood is home to families of all races, but the population is weighted towards Caribbean immigrants and African Americans. Many of the residences here are larger, with enough bedrooms to house a whole family. Two-bedrooms range from $1250 to $1650 a month.
It's a longer commute into the city from Springfield Gardens, and while many choose to drive, the neighborhood is well served by public transportation. It takes 36 minutes to reach Penn Station on the Long Island Rail Road from Locust Manor station.
Springfield Gardens Resources
There's a Queens Borough Public Library on 137th Avenue and a US Post Office and USPS Air Mail Center on the edge of J.F.K., on Boundary Road. Queens Community Board No 12 takes care of Springfield Gardens.
Springfield Gardens Zip Codes
Zip codes serving Springfield Gardens are 11434 and 11413.