Woodside

Queens

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"Woodside is a sensible, affordable middle class neighborhood in western Queens bordering on Sunnyside to the west, Jackson Heights to the east, to the north by Astoria with Maspeth as its Southern boundary. Woodside is a convenient hub for both the LIRR and the subway, and a quick 20-minute train ride from midtown Manhattan. Once a largely Irish neighborhood still teeming with Irish pubs, today’s Woodside is a multi-ethnic polyglot culturally, with large enclaves of Korean-, Thai-, Filipino- and Chinese Americans, along with a considerable Hispanic presence. These populations are well-represented in the form of specialty food markets, butchers, restaurants, shops and churches spread throughout the area. Roosevelt and Woodside avenues serve as the business centers, and bustle with local pedestrian energy and traffic without ever feeling manic. Once you hit the side streets and inner avenues however, things get real quiet and leafy. Woodside is a largely residential neighborhood, surprisingly hilly and positively pastoral in character once you’re off the main thoroughfares heading west toward Sunnyside. Here you’ll find quiet tree-lined streets, parks and recreation areas, schools and playgrounds. The architecture varies considerably in Woodside. You’ll find a number of the respectably-maintained pre- and postwar six-story rentals that you see all over Queens, an improbable but attractively-located mid-rise development with balconies and landscaping, and a number of single- and two-family houses a few blocks east of Woodside Avenue. Here the streets enjoy a languorous lawns-n-shrubs suburban silence and there’s a sense that the homes have been owned for generations by the same families. Woodside is a unique, optimistic and culturally diverse neighborhood, the kind you’ll only find in Queens." By: Ken Hamberg

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

M
R
7

Buses:

Q18
Q32
Q47
Q53
Q60

Rental Prices:

$678 ― $1,378

Sales Prices:

$163,000 ― $331,000

Landmarks:

N/A

School Districts:

30

Police Precincts:

108

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