6.7 out of 10

Jamaica Estates

Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7195266950916 -73.782822423763
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Peaceful suburban neighborhood"

Jamaica Hills is a peaceful and lovely residential area in Jamaica, Queens. There are homes in many diverse styles with beautiful lawns and flowers on the neighborhood's tree-lined streets. In fact, the Jamaica Estates Association keeps a tight rein on homeowners by enforcing building codes and pushing homeowners to maintain their properties. The association also collects optional fees for a private security service. The huge range of architectural styles that you can see in Jamaica Estates can be attributed to the housing boom, when many developers rebuilt homes. There are some apartments and co-ops, but the vast majority of the homes here are single-family houses. The population is pretty diverse, but the majority of the residents are modern Orthodox Jewish or South Asian. Prices are reasonable for New York City, but this is definitely not a cheap neighborhood so residents tend to be a little older. During the last housing boom, demand far outpaced supply so housing prices soared, but they stabilized again during the foreclosure crisis. Transportation options are pretty good, with access to the subway on Hillside Avenue and the LIRR station on Sutphin Boulevard. Residents can take buses to either station. The school district is pretty good and there are some great private schools nearby as well.
  • Reasonable property taxes
  • Optional private security service
  • Lovely tree-lined streets
  • Boring
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
MarcoM JAMAICA ESTATE IN SOUTH JAMAICA QUEENS is a wealthy/ upper middle class neighborhood. One of the most beautiful areas of New York city. A lot of the houses are breath taking , stylish and elegante. Jamaica Estate also has a part that is building condo apartments, just a great area to live.
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"Lots and lots of hills and trees"

Jamaica Estates is a neighborhood in Queens that is surrounded by other areas such as Fresh Meadows to the north, Hillcrest and Jamaica Hills to the west, Jamaica and Hollis to the south, and Cunningham Park to the east and northeast. Located in the eastern area of Queens Jamaica Estates is at first glance is a pretty area filled with larger trees and lots of hills. The streets are lined with huge oak trees, maples, elm and chestnut trees, making Jamaica Estates a great shaded area.

Eclectic housing in the community offer something to suit almost everyone’s taste. From slate-roofed 100 year old Tudors to 1960 split-levels, this area has it all and then some. The homes overall are beautifully kept and homeowners take meticulous care of details, right down to the flowers. The area is known for the home that Donald Trump grew up in along with his four siblings. The larger home can be found along Midland Parkway.

With a well-kept neighborhood come some good schools, and Jamaica Estates has both. There are several public elementary and junior high schools within the area. Many of the primary school’s graduates go one to the city’s elite high schools.

Stores and restaurants along Union Turnpike, the neighborhood’s shopping district, include Vogue & Vintage Grandma’s Attic, which sells antique and contemporary jewelry as well as gifts. There are also shoe stores, boutiques, baby stores, a Rite-Aid, and much more.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
MarcoM STYLISH AND ELEGANTE Jamaica Estates in South Jamaica Queens is a Wealthy / Upper Middle class neighborhood, one of the great areas of New York city. A lot of the houses are breath taking, elegant, and stylish. Jamaica Estates also has a part that is condo, apartment buildings, just a great place to live.
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"Queens, in style"

This is a wealthy enclave of the Jamaica, Queens area. It’s near the St. Johns University, but far from Manhattan (and it’s probably recommended that residents way out here own cars, though you can catch the F train into the city). There are a lot of Jewish- and Asian-Americans that live in the area, and this is mainly a residential area that is family friendly. The landscape features New York style apartment buildings, as well as a lot of single family homes, and it’s a pretty place to be during warmer months, when the trees have leaves and the grass returns from dormancy.

Best Streets in Jamaica Estates


210th St

"A major avenue at the boarder of a two city town."
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Unranked Streets in Jamaica Estates

178th St

"Hotspot of activity in Queens"
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196th St

"On 196th Street"
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197th St

"197th Street Is Nice"
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87th Dr

"On 87th Drive"
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"This is a good looking, well manicured residential neighborhood."
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"Back To Basics"
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