Queens: Springfield Gardens
Springfield Gardens is a neighborhood located in the southeastern area of the borough of Queens, Long Island, New York. It is part of Queens Community Board 12. The neighborhood is surrounded by St. Albans to the north, Laurelton and Rosedale to the east, JFK International Airport to the south, and by Farmers Boulevard to the west. Springfield Gardens is considered a very top of places that people choose for their homes in Queens.
The Long Island Rail Road has done its bit by providing fast, frequent and convenient transit to Manhattan. Residents can get to Penn Station in no more than 35 minutes. The Springfield Gardens zip code is 11413 and the area code is 718.
As of 2010 census, there were 8,793 people residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $73,599. The latitude of Springfield Gardens is 40.678 N. The longitude is -73.747W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
In 1660, the area was first settled by Europeans and subsequently farmed until the mid nineteenth-century. It had a significant role in supplying New York and surrounding urban centers with ingredients both for staple diet as well as fresh produce for kitchens and daily meals. It could well have continued in this apparel, but wealthy New Yorkers discovered the joys of suburban life in its bucolic peace. Word soon spread of the tranquil quality of life in this area, and the agricultural zone was soon converted in to an elegant and isolated residence for people of means and prudence. The soil and scenery continues to be suitable for cultivating specialty crops, though residents may not have the inclination or skills for sophisticated and conventional agriculture.
The residents combine with local authorities to enforce zoning in the best interests of all those who have permanent stakes in the neighborhood. The City Council adopted the zoning changes that will rezone all or parts of 68 blocks in Springfield Gardens. The new zoning is designed to stop high density building in neighborhoods with mostly one-and two-family homes. Some local community groups are also looking to other areas in Springfield Gardens that have been rezoned as models for making sure multi-family home development does not run uncontrolled.
The major streets in Springfield Gardens include Farmers Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard, and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. Most of the homes now are being torn down and made for more families as more people are moving in and overpopulating the neighborhood. There are several large mansions can be found in the area. Most of its houses are now egalitarian. Apartment blocks, not too tall and surrounded by abundant flowering shrubs and graceful trees, are most common in this area. Real estate in Springfield Gardens is quite expensive but for those wealthy people who can afford to own a house here, this neighborhood is a perfect place for you.
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