7.7 out of 10

Lindenwood

Ranked 5th best neighborhood in Queens
40.6665055314066 -73.8533393962618
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Beach Lovers

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
May 07, 2017

"Great place to live"

Green and quiet. 3 bus lines: one will get you to Queens Mall, second to Jamaica Station and third, express, to midtown Manhattan (30-40 min). Family friendly with relatively good places nearby for grocery shopping. Best in NYC pizzeria and italian restaurant are locally, number of other good places are located on Cross Bay Blvd.
Number of medial offices of various specialities and great elementary school are here too, generally, Lindenwood is very friendly and a great and safe place to raise kids. Yes, it takes 10-15 min to get by bus to nearest subway line; but consider that this is actually overall benefit that makes Lindenwood more safe and clean.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet & private
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Cosy but isolated family town"

Located south of Ozone Park in Howard Beach, Lindenwood is a peaceful neighborhood with lots of orange and red apartments and two-family homes, as well as some garden co-ops. There are some townhouses too. This town is known for being very family-friendly, but some of the apartments are not - most don't allow dogs either. There are plenty of small shops and restaurants, and a lot of locals frequent the Lindenwood Shopping Center. I like the Lindenwood Diner myself. While the majority of the residents are Caucasian (Jewish, Irish, and Italian), the neighborhood has seen an influx of Hispanic residents. The town used has one church and one synagogue. The prices are pretty low for what you get; the area was hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, which brought prices down. However, some still feel that it's pretty overpriced considering its rather inconvenient location. The only public transportation available here is one bus line. You have to take the bus to Ozone Park to catch the subway, and it takes over an hour to get to Manhattan, making it pretty inconvenient for daily commuters. The school district is okay, but not spectacular and there is a nice local library.
Pros
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet & private
Cons
  • Long commute to the city
  • Far from the subway
  • Boring
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Not terribly interesting, but not terribly off-putting"

This neighborhood is sort of a recycled one – it sits on top of landfilled land. The landscape consists mostly of seven-story red-brick apartment buildings built there during the sixties. This is not a neighborhood for anyone who needs to make it into Manhattan on a regular basis (but if you are going to move here anyway, you may want to consider buying a car – the hazards may be outweighed by sheer train travel time). This area is a part of Howard Beach in Queens, but is very close to being in Brooklyn. It’s a residential area that offers some Jewish culture for the local population, and it’s not exactly a desirable place for tourists, as they might find themselves incredibly bored way out here with no sites to see.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Red and Orange Color Popularity"

Lindenwood is a portion of Howard Beach located in Queens. The neighborhood is very residential with housing, schools, and shopping centers located throughout.

In regards to housing, the area is mainly comprised of seven-story orange or red-brick apartment buildings that were constructed in the early 1960s. There are also smaller co-op 4-unit red brick buildings known as garden apartments, as well as a few two family homes (some attached) also built in the 1960s. The hi-rise apartment buildings in the area are co-op and made of red-brick, while the condominiums are made of orange-brick. If you are looking for a townhouse, head toward the Brooklyn border. The townhouses are slightly newer, built in the 1970s and 1990s.

Located in the middle of Lindenwood is the P.S. 232 Elementary School that was built in the 1960s, and is known today as the Walter Ward school (named after the late NYC Councilman for this neighborhood). Also centered in the neighborhood is the Lindenwood Shopping Center which is comprised of a supermarket and twenty plus stores. Behind the shopping center is currently a walk in medical center. A second smaller strip mall is found on Linden Boulevard adjacent to the Lindenwood Diner (a great place to grab breakfast).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"A neighborhood of multi-storey co-ops and apartments"

Lindenwood is a section of Howard Beach located in Queens, New York. Lindenwood is a mainly Italian neighborhood and features family fare. Real Estate in Lindenwood is plentiful, with several multiple family apartment buildings and co-operatives. Housing in this neighborhood is exponentially cheaper than in other neighborhoods in Queens, though lacks the accessability other neighborhoods have to offer. Education is an important aspect of life for the various families that live in the neighborhood, and several schools are located within its boundaries, making it a wonderful and convenient place to live for families with school-aged children. Other offerings in the neighborhood include various churches and temples, as well as restaurants, including the Lindenwood Diner. There are also recreational facilities, the Lindenwood Shopping Center, and Linden Boulevard with various retail and cheap Restaurant options. Nightlife in this neighborhood is lacking in comparison with other sections of Queens, but this neighborhood more than makes up for it in character. Though Lindenwood is not as exciting as other more glamorous parts of the city, it maintains an almost small town feel with the mass known as New York City.

Transformation: The A and C trains running along Pitkin Avenue connect Lindenwood with the rest of the city. Buses as well as the 27 running along Linden Boulevard make this neighborhood fairly accessible.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Unranked Streets in Lindenwood

156th Ave

2.5/5
"On 156th Avenue"
40.6626309589561 -73.8514068981531

79th St

3/5
"Perfect Location in Queens"
40.6642008067255 -73.8547305859742

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