6.4 out of 10

Breezy Point Roxbury

Ranked 25th best neighborhood in Queens
40.557706891729 -73.9118101189118
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

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

"Small and private beach town"

This is a predominantly (99.5%) white neighborhood of less than two square miles. The vast majority of the residents are Irish or Italian. There are a lot of seasonal residents, but most of the people here are here all year-round. Most of Breezy Point is a gated community with no public schools (there are both public and private schools in nearby Belle Harbor though). It is really safe. There are some restaurants and a bar in town, but it is a pretty boring place to live. There are lots of private beaches and there is a surf club, where residents can purchase discounted access to the pool. There are homes in diverse styles and in a very wide range of prices, with some luxury homes going into the millions. Residents have to pay the Breezy Point co-op's common charges, which generally include fees for maintaining the beach and the common areas. While there are a couple of buses, including one run by the co-op, there are few public transportation options. Most people take the ferry to lower Manhattan; it takes about an hour, but it runs on a regular schedule and isn't too expensive. Still, Breezy Point may not be the best choice for people who have to commute to the city on a daily basis.
Pros
  • Gated for safety
  • Quiet & Private
  • Very friendly, close-knit community
Cons
  • Not diverse at all
  • No public schools
  • Generally expensive home prices
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Cooperative owned, Irish Riviera in Queens."

Breezy Point is a co-operative neighborhood in Queens, New York, bordered by Rockaway Inlet / Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This elite neighborhood is scenic and beautiful and a wonderful place to live. This predominantly Irish neighborhood is developed around the co-operative system of development under the Breezy Point Cooperative in which the residents own half of the land and own their homes. This sense of ownership adds to the community feeling of the neighborhood, but also an exclusivity, which can be offsetting to an outsider. The average listing price for homes for sale in Breezy Point is around $600,000.The neighborhood is mainly residential and filled with family fare, not to mention a good variety of offerings. The Breezy Point Shopping Center is the center of commerce, with several small shops and stores. The neighborhood also has other small restaurants and shops, but is primarily residential. Breezy Point is home to several beaches with fantastic wildlife and coastal views. A perfect place to spend an afternoon, Breezy Point has a fantastic amount of outdoor and entertainment offerings.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"No schools in the neighborhood"

Breezy Point Roxbury is a neighborhood of about 1.9 square miles that is abundant in nature and 22 miles from Manhattan via car. Although, bicycles, piloted by bare-chested men with wraparound sunglasses, practically outnumber those cars.

Security gates block almost all side streets, which are posted with intimidating no-trespassing signs. There’s even a distinct lingo: “Dinks,” the many powder-blue-shirted security officers, make sure that D.F.D.’s, or people who are “down for the day,” don’t use areas reserved for “Pointers.”

All Breezy Point’s private land belongs to a large co-op, which, like most Park Avenue apartments houses, curtails access. Here, though, annual charges are typically less than $2,000, for tap water, beach cleaning and basketball court maintenance.

Visitors to Breezy Point who want to get their feet wet can pick up a free day-use permit at the Moorish-style visitors center at Jacob Riis Park. It will allow them to park at the 30-car lot just beyond 22nd Street, at the end of Rockaway Point Boulevard, where a short path leads through the dunes to water. Breezy Point residents, though, have it easier, as their private beaches are never more than a short stroll away.

There are no public schools in Breezy Point and children attend nearby Belle Harbor School or Beach Channel High School.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Wouldn't live there, but visiting is nice"

Tourists don’t come to New York City to view natural seascapes out on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, but plenty of New Yorkers feel the need for seascapes after spending the winter months in their concrete jungle. This is a good place to visit to relieve yourself from the stress of the city, though I wouldn’t recommend living way out here if you need to make a daily commute to any of the city’s business districts on a daily basis.
The neighborhood is home to a surf shop, and a beach bar – which seem strange bedfellows to the city of New York for a tourist, but are a welcome change if you’ve been in the city too long.

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