Rego Park

Queens

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Rego Park is a solid, middle- to upper-middle class neighborhood in Queens, bordering on Elmhurst to the north Forest Hills to the southeast. It includes a mostly residential section of Austin Street, the Forest Hills’ equivalent of Rodeo Drive. Originally developed in the 1920’s, the meandering sycamore-lined streets are composed of six-story brick apartment buildings with names like The Mayfair and The Beverley. These buildings are frequently interspersed with single-family homes in the Tudor style, brick multi-family townhouses and garden apartments with a somewhat more current design. The sidewalks are dotted with parents, children and skateboarders, and the small, jewel-like yards are immaculately maintained. Wandering back to Queens Boulevard, the vibe changes considerably -- teeming with pedestrian traffic, shops, businesses and ethnic restaurants and grocers, this is the quintessential urban experience with all the noise and bustle that entails. Across Queens Boulevard going north there is the Rego Center Mall and a number of high-rise apartment and office buildings. The main commercial thoroughfare in Rego Park is 63rd Drive, a busy avenue, offering national and local chain-store shopping and lots of dining opportunities. The neighborhood has a large, long-established Jewish population, and many of the locals are émigrés or scions thereof from eastern Europe and the now-defunct Soviet Union; along with a number of synagogues and religious/civic centers you’ll also find plenty of ethnic restaurants unique to the area, featuring the cuisine of central Asian countries like Uzbekistan and Tajikstan that the locals say is worth a schlep for the savoring. Rego Park offers convenient shopping, transportation, quality public schools, and a gracious standard of living. For families and couples seeking a more sedate, more affordable lifestyle outside the throb of Manhattan, Rego Park is well worth a visit. By Ken Hamberg

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

M
R

Buses:

Q11
Q21
Q38
Q52
Q53
Q60
Q72
QM10
QM11
QM15
QM18
BM5

Rental Prices:

$721 ― $1,354

Sales Prices:

$173,000 ― $325,000

Landmarks:

Rego Center, 63rd Drive

School Districts:

28

Police Precincts:

112

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