7.0 out of 10

College Point

Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7838578235832 -73.8402155428095
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Pest Free
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Up and coming neighborhood"

College Point is another town that is marked by a wide range of ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods. A number of developers and construction companies have been developing the areas closest to the water because the land was so cheap. Formerly filled with factories and warehouses, College Point now boasts a number of modern shopping centers and large stores like Target and BJ's. There are some lovely and newly constructed apartments and townhomes that are reasonably priced. The one thing to watch out for is that in order to maximize profits, the vast majority of these developers have tried to squeeze in as many homes as possible, resulting in homes that are far narrower than what you would usually expect. There are also some very well ranked public schools in the area. It also has excellent transportation routes for cars (the Van Wyck, the Cross Island, and the Whitestone Bridge are all easily accessible).

On the other hand, public transportation options are sparse. The nearest subway is in Flushing. Also, most of the areas that haven't been developed yet are filled with decrepit homes or industrial parks.

Basically, if you can find a nice sized home in one of College Point's better areas, it is a great place to live.
  • Relatively low housing costs
  • Rapidly growing
  • Lots of construction
  • Narrow buildings
  • Rather hard to get to
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"A tight squeeze but overall nice neighborhood"

College Point is a neighborhood located in north central Queens and is northwest of Flushing along the East River and Flushing Bay. Whitestone is its eastern most neighbor. The area is right on the water, but continues to struggle in preserving its character as a quiet waterfront location.

College Point is a slightly industrial area with a residential feel. There are mostly one and two family homes and condominiums throughout the neighborhood, with a sudden explosion of multi-family homes on the rise. Traffic and parking are a major issue in College Point due to the replacement of the smaller single family homes with two and three bedroom brick attached homes. Some locals claim they are “sardines in a can.”

The neighborhood offers two highly regarded elementary schools for kindergarten through the sixth grade. There are also several parochial schools and a private high school for girls in College Point.

Retail development in the area has brought in major commercial chain stores like Old Navy, Home Depot, Modell’s, and Waldbaum’s Supermarket. College Point Boulevard is where you will find most of the retail stores and shops. You can walk or drive to the neighborhood store along this street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Used to be an enclave slightly seperated from the rest of the borough, but no more"

This neighborhood juts out into Flushing Bay and is a working class/ middle class area. This is a pretty residential area that is in no way a tourist destination. The neighborhood has experienced some development recently, as is inevitable for all New York neighborhoods as the population swells, and the neighborhood has begun hosting summertime street fairs and other community-friendly events. Developers love this area because they can acquire cheap property and flip it or make rental profits.

Best Streets in College Point


25th Ave

"I love the Vibe of 25th avenue"
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5th Ave

"College Point Shore Front Park"
40.7924953184614 -73.8406368520356

15th Ave

"Nice, Average Neighborhood"
40.7850468581266 -73.8417009139592

136th St

"Pretty Nice for family"
40.7862702403015 -73.832787231924

Petracca Pl

"Thoughts of Petracca Place: Really tranquil and slow paced"
40.782993040278 -73.8277827753233

144th St

"On North Drive"
40.7911378561344 -73.8270389902454

23rd Ave

"On 23rd Avenue"
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"Home Improvement Supply Area"
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Unranked Streets in College Point

10th Ave

"Great for families!"
40.788541677872 -73.8419416674302

11th Ave

"On 11th Avenue"
40.7877281768741 -73.8363430603907

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