Springfield Gardens is a neighborhood located in the southeastern area of the borough of Queens, part of the Metropolitan area of New York City. 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 Farmers Boulevard to the west. Springfield Gardens is considered a top choice of places to live in Queens.
The Long Island Rail Road does its part by providing fast, frequent and convenient transit to Manhattan. Residents can get to Penn Station in less than 35 minutes. The Springfield Gardens zip code is 11413 and the area code is 718.
Looking north on Springfield Boulevard at the corner of 144 Avenue.
Apostolic Temple of Jesus Christ, Springfield Gardens.
Springfield Gardens United Methodist Church.
Genesis House Subsidized Housing.
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.
Cultural Arts Center in Springfield Gardens United.
Berean Community Family Life Center, Springfield Gardens.
Spring Gardens Jamaican Restaurant at 13529 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gardens, NY.
First Presbyterian Church of Springfield Gardens.
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 vegetables and fresh produce for kitchens and daily meals. 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.
Montbellier Park, Springfield Gardens.
Tri Community Junior High 231, 145-00 Springfield Boulevard.
Engine 311 Tower Ladder 158, F.D.N.Y.
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.
Springfield Park, 23.54 acres, including the sizable Springfield Lake at its center. This park is named after the surrounding neighborhood of Springfield Gardens which was originally known as Spring Fields from its system of natural ponds and creeks.
Springfield Gardens Bluebelt. The term greenbelt describes a large area of parkland providing ecologically sound and cost-effective storm-water management.
Springfield Lake, the center of a $175 million comprehensive water and sewer infrastructure upgrade project that will help alleviate chronic roadway flooding in Springfield Gardens.
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 expanded for larger families as more people are moving in and overpopulating the neighborhood. There are several large mansions in the area. Apartment blocks, not too tall and surrounded by abundant flowering shrubs and graceful trees, are common in this area. Real estate in Springfield Gardens is somewhat expensive with a median home value of $346,800 as of 2014.