5.7 out of 10

Flushing

Ranked 37th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7611099149276 -73.8259157592629
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Mecca of diverse food & shopping"

Flushing is an extremely diverse neighborhood that consists of a bunch of different ethnic areas. There are different subsections for the town's different racial populations - Indian, Korean, Chinese, Jewish, etc. As a result, there are plenty of ethnic restaurants and stores. Downtown Flushing has also become filled with newly developed malls, apartments, and condominiums, so the landscape is changing. There is a plethora of brand-new ethnic food courts, and sparkling new homes with every modern convenience. On the other hand, there are far too many homes, restaurants, and stores. The fact that many of the homes and apartments are new and well-equipped make them expensive. The only homes that are affordable are usually pretty dirty and old. The people in Flushing are generally not very friendly; people rarely speak with their neighbors unless there is a problem. Another problem is that it isn't a very safe neighborhood; it isn't a good idea to walk around at night. Cars are often stolen or broken into.

Some of the benefits of living in Flushing include the numerous public transportation options. There are plenty of buses, the subway, and the Long Island Railroad. There are also many cabs, but people are advised to use established car services, as the gypsy cabs tend to be unsafe. Flushing is also very close to LaGuardia Airport and most parts of Flushing are less than 25 minutes from JFK Airport.
Pros
  • A plethora of diverse ethnic restaurants
  • 99 cent stores and beauty supply shops galore
  • Many newly constructed apartments and shopping malls
Cons
  • Streets are far too crowded; very heavy pedestrian traffic in main areas
  • Traffic signs change frequently, causing people to get confused and/or get tickets.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

Best Streets in Flushing

1

Roosevelt Ave

3.5/5
"Great ethnic markets to shop at!"
40.7599021028669 -73.8287957898144
2

Union St

3.5/5
"Great Shopping, bad parking. "
40.7659359417998 -73.8277304393831

Unranked Streets in Flushing

Bowne St

2.5/5
"Quiet and residential."
40.760550369471 -73.8242237899171
"it all depends on where you are. "
40.7588635552192 -73.8344892817861
"Beautiful old historic homes! "
40.7631019274551 -73.8313865930962

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