2.9 out of 10

Rosedale

Ranked 55th best neighborhood in Queens
40.6592151995744 -73.7371217829741
Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"Good town, noise issues"

Nice Town, great place to just buy you're first home. Some crime Francis Lewis Blvd gives off lots of noise. Congested city LOTS OF NOISE from JFK
Pros
  • Access to a nice park
  • Diverse population
  • Plenty of stores & restaurants
Cons
  • Hard to live here without a car
  • Noise from the airport
Recommended for
  • Singles
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A place that use to be good to live - Getting worse with every newcomer"

Rosedale was a great place to live, back in 06'-11'. Since then it has gotten bad REALLY bad. A lot of the original neighbors have left and the new...are not so great. Nosy, preying, always watching, and plain rude. No one has any communication you can go months without even saying hello to your neighbor and when it happens it is awkward. Sometimes you can see them from the street in their homes looking unto other neighbors, giving off a very unfriendly feel. the neighborhood has changed DRASTICALLY since 06'. Crime has skyrocketed, break-ins are now common(but covered up) roaming packs of "youths" at night playing basketball in the street, bugging their eyes out at you.
Transportation is impossible unless you take the LIRR (7-12$ one way), or a 45min- 1 hour MTA bus ride to Jamaica center (more comfortableness:- ) or you drive. On top of that this bus ride will be shared with the lovely people of roachdale from the proj...housing complexes. Once that pleasantry is over, if your on the bus at the right time of day and year, you will be greeted by all the wonderful "youths" from rosedale, who have grown up since 09', oh the vulgarity. You may even see a sparing off between these "youths", or maybe you'll be lucky enough to join in yourself (forcibly).

These are just some of the things to come in the continuing Cultural Enrichment of rosedale. I have even heard many of the new Neighbors came from Brooklyn, Brownsville, and Bedstuy. Please heed the warning of this post one of the rules is i am not allowed to use any "offensive language"
The only real problem(and reason i may need to move) is the "Youths" and newcomers along with the drop in home values here in culturally enriched Rosedale.
Pros
  • Access to a nice park
  • Diverse population
Cons
  • Diversity and "youths"
  • Hard to live here without a car
  • Noise from the airport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
DelanoPaisley
DelanoPaisley Lol u too rite n too funny..lived here 14+ years..u are so right.
2yrs+
JohnL9
JohnL9 I disagree depends where in rosedale. The good and beautiful part of rosedale are the homes near the park the rest is blah. Park is beautiful you have turtle frogs ducks goose beautiful birds it's just am awesome park to tale kids too. Also recently jfk has diverted 80. Percent of.the planes so very quiyet now. we all know who are the people who mess up neighborhoods
2yrs+
ossehb
ossehb Every word in that post is a lie. Rosedale is a great neighborhood with great neighbors from all backgrounds.
Nov 19, 2016
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Typical suburban community with some noise issues"

Located in southeast Queens, close to the Nassau border, Rosedale is a quiet suburban community that is predominately African American with some Caucasian, Hispanic, and Asian residents. A lot of outsiders mistakenly believe that this is a Long Island town. The neighborhood is also very close to John F Kennedy International Airport, so air traffic noise tends to be a major issue for Rosedale's residents. While there are buses and the Long Island Rail Road is nearby, there is no subway service to Rosedale, so most of its residents have cars. As a result, a lot of the people who live here are people who work in Long Island, rather than Manhattan. As for recreation, there is a pretty nice and well maintained park as well as a nice public library. There are plenty of stores and restaurants, and residents also have easy access to the options in neighboring towns. Most of what you need is in walking distance. Rosedale also has a pretty good public school system. In short, this is a fairly typical suburban town, but I'd never live here just because I'm pretty sensitive when it comes to noise.
Pros
  • Diverse population
  • Access to a nice park
  • Plenty of stores & restaurants
Cons
  • Noise from the airport
  • Hard to live here without a car
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice place to grow up"

Rosedale, Queens, NY has a lot to offer. You pretty much have everything you need within a 2 mile radius. From Supermarkets, to laundrymats, Chinese Food to a Sports Bar - Rosedale has got it all. If you have children, there are 3 Public Schools in Rosedale, P.S. 138, P.S. 38 and P.S. 195. Also there is a great park to take the kids - Brookville Park, located on 147th Avenue and Brookville Boulevard. It is a tight-knit neighborhood, with the blocks neatly aligned. The Rosedale Senior Center is located on Merrick Avenue which has activities and food services for the seniors of Rosedale and surrounding areas. Green Acres Mall is actually just over the county line from Rosedale - it is actually walking distance. For all of your shopping, I suggest 243rd Street in Rosedale. You can pretty much get everything you are looking for - from a card store, multiple restaurants, liquor store and drug store. You never really have to go to far living in such a prime location.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Suburbia in the City"

This is another one of those Queens neighborhoods that is a bit far from civilization (civilization being Manhattan, of course). However, if you are not a banker or a publicity rep, then you may find yourself comfortable way out here in Rosedale – and if you are looking for employment opportunities in Long Island, you’ll find that it is just next door. You may want to be the owner of a car if for some reason you actually want to live way out here – otherwise it’s likely you’ll be taking the bus or the Long Island Rail Road. The lay of the land reads much like suburbia way out here on the outskirts of an overcrowded city.
3/5
2yrs+

"A little noisy but a good place to live"

Rosedale is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of Queens and is bordered to the north by Cambria Heights, to the east by Valley Stream (portion of Nassau County), to the west by Laurelton and Brookville Park, and to the south by John F. Kennedy International Airport. Rosedale lies at the eastern edge New York City and forms part of the boundary between Queens and Nassau County.

As you can imagine, due to the neighborhood’s proximity to JFK International Airport, there is a lot of air traffic noise. In some areas, residents cannot and will not sit in their back yards due to the heavy noise. Most of the area, however, is clustered by trees which make these portions of the neighborhood quiet. I suppose you must be choosey when selecting a place to live.

The area’s architecture is mostly a sprawl of suburban 1950s and 1960s construction. It closely resembles its neighbor, Nassau, and is only a part of Queens by its political considerations.

Brookville Park encompasses 90 acres, and most of it, the portion south of 149th Avenue, is undeveloped and wild. The cultivated section is generally between South Conduit Avenue, 147th Avenue, 232nd Street and Brookville Boulevard. A natural stream divides that section in two, punctuated by Conselyea's Pond just north of 147th. Many residents of Rosedale frequent the park on weekends.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Best Streets in Rosedale

"Commercial and Busy"
40.6621410457387 -73.7325317058032

Unranked Streets in Rosedale

243rd St

2.5/5
"the hub of Rosedale, Queens"
40.6669342972263 -73.7346360821867

255th St

3.5/5
"nice place for kids"
40.6589691623718 -73.7320941628408

3rd St

3.5/5
"Good nightlife and shopping"
40.6355135855654 -73.7409150490512
"Get up on your biking"
40.6611622250955 -73.7422161101489

Caney Ln

2.5/5
"nice location in Rosedale"
40.6616845102381 -73.7316739356167
"noisy - truck route"
40.6642583905025 -73.7297178555139

Huxley St

2.5/5
"small busy street"
40.6540371669908 -73.7395124040774

Ocean Ave

2.5/5
"Not the safest place but friendly"
40.6756742321649 -73.7268932970464

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