Next up in our Best of Queens 2011 series: neighborhoods. The response to this question was really overwhelming. You all had such great answers that we have a winner, runners up, and honorable mentions. Check them out!
And the winner is:
The best neighborhood, according to our readers, is Forest Hills. It’s easy to see why: tons of shopping, classes for kids, good schools, and more. Plus it’s a major point for public transportation, making it easy for you to get around to other parts of Queens, Manhattan, and even Long Island, thanks to the LIRR.
Astoria also has quite a lot to offer, like great parks, classes, and restaurants, and is also a major public transportation point, since all you have to do is hop on the train and in 15 minutes or less, you’re in Manhattan.
The great thing about living in Bayside is the suburban feeling without giving up the essentials of being close to the city. Bayside also has beautiful parks and schools, while also boasting quiet tree lined streets.
A trip to Woodside is really a must if you haven’t been there yet. It is very diverse, and there is so much to do there.
Located right next to Woodside is Sunnyside. With so many great restaurants, this part of Queens is a must if you’re looking for good food at good prices, and many are kid friendly.
The best way to see what Whitestone has to offer is just by experiencing it for yourself. It’s very family oriented, and has a ton to offer, like great classes and shopping.
Middle Village has long been known as a great place in Queens to raise a family in. The neighborhood is very close knit and quiet, with many “mom & pop” type stores still serving the community.
One of the most diverse sections in Queens, Jackson Heights is also one of the most active family communities. There are usually tons of events going on, classes for kids, playgrounds and more. A visit here will definitely be worth the trip.