7.2 out of 10

Maspeth

Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7285826551303 -73.9091331448648
Great for
  • Parking
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Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  •  

Reviews

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

"Safe, secure and quiet at last."

After searching and searching for a quiet and safe location to live, my fiancee and I finally found our home. Super quiet neighborhood with nothing but friendly people. This feels like a perfect suburb in NJ or CT until you look out and realize you are only 5 miles from Manhattan. Public transportation is almost nill - fortunately I'm a driver and the bus goes right to the mall, where the non-driving lady works.

No more 6 cab in very unsafe Jamaica and two train transfers for the wifey, a beautiful 5 minute walk and 15 minute bus ride gets her to work. When I asked her how her first ride was she was all smiles. "I didn't have to listen to anyone's headphones, an old lady was getting on the bus and everyone tried to help her AND the bus driver fist-bumped a guy on a bike". Even the (limited) public trans is a pleasant experience. And talk about bang for your buck when it comes to rent. If you drive, EVERYTHING is nearby. Also love strolling down Grand Ave on lazy Saturdays. Can't wait for the Memorial day parade!!!
Pros
  • Private & quiet
  • Small town vibe
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Just okay, nothing extraordinary"

Located in western Queens and close to Brooklyn, Maspeth is a small and diverse residential area of about 2 or 3 square miles. Most of the housing in Maspeth is in the form of small single family homes, but a good number of multi-family private homes were built during the last housing boom. There are few apartment buildings, but you can find rentals in multi-family homes. The population is a mix of Asian, Polish, Irish, German, Lithuanian, and Italian residents. Most of the action in Maspeth takes place on Grand Avenue. There are a lot of family businesses that have been around for a long time. Diners and pubs are numerous. There are also a lot of resident associations and organizations that foster a sense of community pride. The school district is pretty good; P.S. 58 is particularly well regarded. There is a very good public library that has books, newspapers, and DVD's in several different languages. The major problem with living in Maspeth is transportation. There are a few buses that run through the town, but you have to take a bus to get to the subway station. Also, Maspeth is one of the few Queens towns that do not have express bus service to Manhattan.
Pros
  • Diverse population
  • Small town vibe
  • Private & quiet
Cons
  • Poor public transportation links
  • Often crowded
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet neighborhood that is close to happening areas"

This is a very small Queens neighborhood, but it isn’t a bad spot to be a resident, especially if you are young and want to be close to areas like Williamsburg and what the real estate agents have termed “East Williamsburg” in Brooklyn (meaning the area of Bushwick where artsy types and party animals are moving in for the cheap rent). Just because it is close to so many happening Brooklyn neighborhoods doesn’t mean that Maspeth itself isn’t quiet, though – it is. Much of this neighborhood’s land is actually taken up by cemeteries, which some may find slightly disturbing. They are, however, usually separated from residential buildings.
wartman
wartman I don't believe the poster is talking about Maspeth. Maspeth really isn't that convenient to Williamsburg or much of the city unless you happen to own a car since Maspeth has no subway access. Between Maspeth and East Williamsburg is an industrial no-man's land. For those wanting lower rents and easy access to Williamsburg a much better choice would be either Bushwick or Ridgewood - especially for a younger demographic.
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Your typical Queens neighborhood, nothing out of the ordinary"

Maspeth is a neighborhood in Queens that is surrounded by other communities like Sunnyside and Woodside to the north, Ridgewood to the south, and Middle Village and Elmhurst to the east.

Most of the community’s children attend Intermediate School 73. This is a widely known middle school that offers some great programs for kids grades 6-8. Grand Avenue runs along the center of Maspeth and is the area for shopping and dining.

Grand Avenue in nearby Williamsburg becomes Grand Street, and ends in Elmhurst. The Grand Street Bridge provides access between the two areas, as well as Maspeth. This area is highly residential and is surrounded by multiple dwelling homes, with limited apartment buildings, except for the co-ops on Maurice Avenue.

Traveling is effective through the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Long Island Expressway. These two expressways are also accessible via 69th and Grand Streets.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Maspeth

1

74th St

3/5
"Just off the Main Road"
40.7297474234901 -73.8874593710818
2

57th Dr

2/5
"Many Asian Grocery Stores"
40.721883614674 -73.9044855205704
3

59th St

2/5
"On 59th Street"
40.7238765364587 -73.9086068667655
4

61st St

2/5
"On 61st Street"
40.7256528605358 -73.9042189566792
5

68th St

2/5
"On 68th Street"
40.7302210553416 -73.8970330799656
6

70th St

2/5
"On 70th Street"
40.7327382811805 -73.8939932675564
7

71st St

2/5
"On 71st Street"
40.7292167154856 -73.8932371971298
8

66th St

2/5
"Quiet, friendly street on the Queens/Bkln border"
40.7306948321823 -73.8991957338574
9

58th St

2/5
"On 58th Street"
40.7290132531522 -73.9119340160279
10

64th St

1.5/5
"On 64th Street"
40.7263710983309 -73.9017802048222

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