"Good but not great, but good...."
38th avenueis a run of the mill type of street in Queens. One drawback for living there is the large ammounts of trains that run by it at all hours of the day or night. Anyone that has had experience with New York City trains knows that the tracks are often old and the brakes are very LOUD! However, it might be worth a look to live on 38th avenue closer old ridge street as there are some great schools in the area. I am a teacher, in the city and some schools like St. Sebastians are very highly recommended! As for commercial properties, you won't find any shortage of stores within walking distance!