Queens Village is a middle-class neighborhood located in the borough of Queens, part of the Metropolitan area of New York City. It is part of Queens Community Board 13. Queens Village is a stable neighborhood with good schools and several churches that are more than one hundred years old. While it has some apartment buildings and garden apartments, most of the housing is in the form of single-family homes.
Shopping is a favorite pastime of many residents in Queens Village for the many shopping malls which are located along Braddock, Hillside Avenue and Jamaica Avenues, as well as on Springfield Boulevard. The area has a great assortment of food ranging from fast food to high class restaurants. The neighborhood is suburban and has an upper middle class feel.
Residential multi family properties line Hollis Court Boulevard, in Queens Village, NY.
St. John’s Mar Thoma Church, Queens Village.
As of 2010 census, there were 52,504 people, 15,306 households, and 12,424 families residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $73,307. The latitude of Queens Village is 40.727N. The longitude is -73.742W. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 89 feet.
United States Postal Service in Queens Village.
A sign details the historical timeline of the area called Queens Village.
In the 1640s, the area was founded as Little Plains in which the homage to this part of Queens Village history is found on the sign above the Long Island Railroad Station there. The former and merged names of Queens Village include Brushville. In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens County was recognized. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Railroad added “village” to its station’s name to avoid confusion with the county of the same name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.
The Silver Moon Diner on Hillside Avenue in Queens Village. Some feel it is in neighboring Bellerose, but its address is Queens Village.
Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village. The school is administered by the New York City Department of Education.
Winchester School. or PS, Public School 18.
The neighborhood became incorporated as part of the City of Greater New York after the consolidation of 1898 and partition of Queens into Queens and Nassau counties in 1856. A housing boom took place here in the 1920s. Many of those fascinating and well-maintained Dutch Colonial and Tudor homes built in Queens Village still continue to attract an interestingly diverse population to this day.
The Hillside Family Medical Clinic in Queens Village, Offices of Dr. Neela Patel.
Bright Beginnings in Queens Village, Inc., 80-45 Winchester Boulevard Building 61.
Notable people living in Queens Village include George Gately (creator of the Heathcliff comic) and Tevi Troy, the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The Queens Village station on Springfield Boulevard and Amboy Lane offers service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Hempstead Branch to Jamaica station and to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. It is convenient to travel from this part of Queens to Manhattan and to other parts of the State where residents may have regular work. The streets are reasonably safe and all public services function in a dependable and responsible manner.
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, which occupies more than 300 acres and includes more than 50 buildings, provides inpatient, outpatient and residential services for severely mentally ill patients.
Stepping Stones Transitional Residence, Creedmoor, Building 60.
Bernard Fineson DDSO, Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSO). 80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Building 12
If you ask residents what life is like in Queens Village, they say quiet and residential, where neighbors know one another by name. Queens Village is among one of the best neighborhoods in Queens for perceptive families to own a home and to live. The average price of homes sold in Queens Village as of 2014 is $390,000. The median cost of renting an apartment in Queens Village was $1,500.