6.3 out of 10

Bowne Park

Ranked 29th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7776707861414 -73.8114751813744
Great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Clean & Quiet neighborhood in Flushing"

Bowne Park is a small park in Flushing, Queens. It has a fairly large pond, where residents often feed the ducks. You will also see plenty of joggers, and people riding roller blades or bikes. There are basketball courts, and there is a shuffleboard area. It is pretty clean, and during the winter, neighborhood children go to the park to play with the snow. During the summer, the kids line up to buy ice cream from the ice cream truck that circles the park. The people who live around the park watch out for each other. It's common to see a homeowner tell people not to litter or to be quiet after hours. The area is also relatively safe (but it's still part of New York, so you should definitely exercise common sense when it comes to safety precautions). There are pretty good schools in the area and plenty of shops and restaurants when you go south a few blocks to Northern Boulevard or about 6-7 minutes east to Francis Lewis. There is a lot of parking on the side streets, but it can be tough to find parking right next to the park. Overall, this is a pretty nice place to live - particularly for people with children or retirees.
Pros
  • Cleanliness of the park
  • Lovely jogging trails
Cons
  • Mosquitos during the summer
  • Often crowded - particularly the basketball courts
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Residential spot that features family friendly park"

Bowne is a park in Flushing that recently underwent massive renovation. It’s not the biggest park in the city, but it is a refreshing expanse of green lawn that sort of reminds one of a certain park in London. The area around the park is pretty residential, and the park itself isn’t enough of a draw to leave your precious tourist hot spots. For residents, however, the park is pretty cool – especially for people with young children, as the park hosts all kinds of playground equipment (the usual slides, swings, but also a “community room” that is also a nursery).
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Bowne Park

"How to Get to Rikers Island"
40.7818847335905 -73.8075334776711
2

22nd Ave

2/5
"On Lee Street"
40.7788332896291 -73.8138482052672

Unranked Streets in Bowne Park

14th Ave

1/5
"Plain and boring"
40.7872531721472 -73.8205350299952

154th St

1/5
"Twenty Eighth Avenue"
40.778585123975 -73.809111746165

15th Ave

3.5/5
"A nice area"
40.7862604693695 -73.8200127521155

20th Ave

2.5/5
"On 20th Avenue"
40.7811355789603 -73.8122553159431

24th Rd

2.5/5
"Pleasant and Green"
40.7761274871435 -73.8103216620544
"On 16th Road"
40.7830430842998 -73.8043700118883

Locke Ave

2.5/5
"On Locke Avenue"
40.7850947062906 -73.8069725436554

Murray Ln

4/5
"Still retains some old world charm. "
40.7727830012473 -73.8139182165629

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