5.8 out of 10

Kew Gardens Hills

Ranked 39th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7272308802754 -73.8238960046514
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Professionals


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Tiny Jewish community"

This tiny community east of the Van Wyck is just about one square mile. The vast majority of its residents are Orthodox Jewish, which is reflected in the community's synagogues, kosher restaurants / markets, and Jewish schools. It's very hard to find houses here, but it's easier to find apartments or co-ops. For recreation, residents can go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which isn't too far away. There is a good number of shops on Main Street, Parsons Boulevard, and Union Turnpike, which are the three main roads. However, many of these businesses operate on a traditional Jewish schedule, so it may be hard to find something that's open on a Saturday. This is a very tightly knit community with a strong sense of pride and unity. The school district is pretty good for elementary schools, but the junior high and high schools aren't that great. As stated, there are some excellent parochial schools, and there is an excellent high school, however it's only open to very talented children. Public transportation links are diverse and convenient during the day. However, you should note that few trains to Kew Gardens run late at night.
  • Strong sense of unity
  • Lots of parochial schools
  • Access to Flushing Meadow Corona Park
  • Many businesses closed on Saturdays
  • Slight sense of isolation
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Hot spot for the settled-down lifestyle"

This incredibly quiet neighborhood (even on weekends) would be ideal for a family or someone who was looking to retire away from the bustle of Manhattan without ever actually leaving the city completely. Good luck finding real estate here, though, as the neighborhood is only about a square mile total, and the area is also home to a populous Orthodox Jewish community. Many families actually move here because of the Jewish community, which is home to amenities like schools, synagogues, and kosher foods. Another pitfall for families wanting to move here is that instead of row houses (which there are some) and single-family homes, the area offers mostly studio and two bedroom apartments, which are obviously not ideal for a family.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Lots of Jewish character and charm"

Kew Garden Hills is a neighborhood in Queens that is bordered by Flushing Meadow Corona Park to the west, Briarwood to the south, Pomonok to the east, and Queensboro Hill to the north. The neighborhood is characterized by two-story garden apartments that were built around the years following the World War II. There are also multi-family row houses in the area, as well as some public housing projects in the northeastern part of Kew Garden Hills.

The neighborhood is growing in diversity and becoming more and more culturally diverse. There is a huge Jewish community in Kew Garden Hills and where you will find the Young Israel of Kew Gardens, an Orthodox Synagogue that has many community concerts and events.

There are a wide variety of restaurants in the neighborhood. From Chinese to anything kosher, Kew Garden Hills offers an eclectic array of eateries along Union Turnpike.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Kew Gardens Hills


Main St

"NYC second chinatown"
40.7264443218493 -73.8216842469977

Unranked Streets in Kew Gardens Hills

141st St

"Just by the Main Street"
40.72408958453 -73.8230047485378

72nd Ave

"A Ode to the Midwest"
40.7264214048314 -73.8227212431728

78th Rd

"Just like 78th ave. Awesome"
40.7197677759419 -73.8166134402751
"Restaurant District in Queens"
40.7173361854849 -73.8211856661389

Vleigh Pl

"Not far from Willow Lake"
40.7231638689682 -73.8204953198386

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