6.1 out of 10

East Flushing

Ranked 34th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7532029522482 -73.8084337173824
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


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

"Overcrowded and diverse"

East Flushing is a small and diverse community where residents can enjoy convenient public transportation links, diverse housing options, one of the best hospitals in Queens, access to the area's two major airports, and proximity to Queens College. The population is pretty diverse, with a good mix of Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians, Indians, and African Americans. The majority of the residents are Greek, Asian, and Hispanic. The school district is fairly good, and the town boasts an excellent public library with collections in several different languages, such as Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Greek. While there are more seedy bars than restaurants, there are more options in neighboring Flushing. While it isn't the most dangerous area in New York, safety is still a concern - particularly with the large number of dive bars in the area. Still, this is a very residential area and it certainly isn't what one might expect of New York City, but it offers a fairly cheap option for people who want to live in Queens. The downside is that it can get boring and that this is hardly a very pretty area.
  • Cheaper than Flushing
  • Good library
  • Diverse
  • Overcrowded
  • Not many good restaurants
  • Too many bars
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

"Congested with lots of bars"

East Flushing is a different kind of area than its neighbor, Flushing, in Queens. East Flushing at first glance is much more congested and populated. There is a high density of bars in East Flushing, which makes me more concerned for the residents. Lots of locals frequent the bars on more than just the weekends. The pub-bars can get very busy with residents filling them up after work hours Monday-Friday.

The area is highly residential and most people who live in East Flushing work outside of the neighborhood. There are not a large number of restaurants in the neighborhood, but a few pizza joints are popular among locals. Daro’s is a place of choice for many.

Most people travel to nearby Flushing for shopping and schools, as choices are limited in East Flushing.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

"Self -Sufficient Communtiy"

This is a highly populated area in Queens, at least when compared to the neighboring Flushing. This neighborhood is populated with pub-type bars, but these aren’t anything that anyone would travel out of their way to go to. This is mainly a residential neighborhood – for commuters, seeing as there isn’t much in the way of employment way out here. It’s one of those rare neighborhoods, though, where stand-alone houses can be found (as opposed to rowhouses and high rises). If for some reason you find yourself way out here, local favorite restaurants include Daro’s Pizza, Sheehan’s, and East Manor.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in East Flushing


Franklin Ave

"Ethnic marketplaces on this major street."
40.7562254430841 -73.823581222692

Parsons Blvd

"Nice neighborhood, cool park near hospital"
40.7547374205168 -73.814270262033

Unranked Streets in East Flushing

162nd St

"Centrally Located in the middle of Queens"
40.7551325037453 -73.8046992032646

163rd St

"Great hidden place in queens"
40.7550483358197 -73.8037662002877

Ash Ave

"Big South Asian population"
40.7579406724698 -73.819244261743

Bowne St

"Good deal, very diverse"
40.7526423809466 -73.8170718826869

Negundo Ave

"Nice, diverse area"
40.7495758021679 -73.8145560404804

Oak Ave

"On Oak Avenue"
40.7502974329501 -73.8095119009702

Old Ln

"Busy, friendly street"
40.7567490051924 -73.8249304887339

Quince Ave

"On Quince Avenue"
40.7484556034485 -73.8118167361491

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