2.4 out of 10

South Ozone Park

Ranked 56th best neighborhood in Queens
40.6743571980922 -73.8127675977522
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

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

"Forget about peace and quiet..."

For whatever reason, many residents feel the overwhelming need to blast their music on club sized speakers in their tiny yards. This has made any idea of living in peace and quiet, an impossible dream, especially when you come home froma hard day of work, or want to relax on the weekend, and several neighbors simultaneously decide to blast calypso or Indian or West Indian music. at top volume, at the same time. My family and I have lived in the area for over 30 years and it was really an idyllic corner of Queens. Now, it's almost torture to live here, never can get a night's rest (even in the winter time, can you believe) and we are all suffering from PTSD from the stress and strain of not even being able to open our windows during the summer time, or enjoy our back yard with friends without being driven inside by noisy, rude, inconsiderate "neigbors". Too bad, it was a wonderful neighborhood once.
Pros
  • Close to JFK
  • Fairly affordable
Cons
  • obnoxiously-loud neighbors
  • sleepless nights, too noisy
  • little quality of life, police ineffective in enforcing any quality of life laws.
  • Bad reputation for safety
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not the best town in Queens"

Located close to JFK Airport and Brooklyn, South Ozone Park is a lower-middle class community. The population is very diverse with a pretty good mix of Bangladeshi, African American, Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic, and Guyanese residents. There is a very wide range of housing options in very different price ranges, which accounts for the community's economic diversity. Most of the action in South Ozone Park takes place on Rockaway Boulevard, but there are also plenty of shops and restaurants nearby on Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill. Locals also frequent the Aqueduct Flea Market. The town is reasonably safe but doesn't have a very good reputation because of the Lufthansa Heist story; today, the biggest problems are with parking, graffiti, and theft. There are lots of schools in this area, but they are fairly mediocre. The town's proximity to JFK International Airport can be good or bad. While people seem to like the restaurants at JFK, they also complain because of the heavy air traffic noise. Overall, it's a fairly typical suburban community, but it isn't one of the better towns in Queens. Most people would tell you that you'll find better deals in better towns elsewhere.
Pros
  • Diverse population
  • Close to JFK
  • Fairly affordable
Cons
  • Noise from the airport
  • Bad reputation for safety
  • Boring
Recommended for
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"The Airport is the Neighborhood's Best Feature"

This neighborhood is actually home to JFK International Airport – for example, if you look up restaurants in the area, many of the recommendations will actually be located inside of an airport terminal (such as Todd’s English Bonfire in Terminal 2). The area originated as a place for low-cost housing developments to be built early in the twentieth century, but today is home to an incredibly diverse population that includes Italian Americans, African Americans, Indians, Guyanese, and Latin Americans. The area is not exactly incredibly nice, either, but there are some storefronts in the Liberty Ave area (though this is actually in Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park’s neighbor).
2/5
2yrs+

"Looking for an upscale neighborhood? Don't look here!"

South Ozone Park is a neighborhood located in south central Queens. South Ozone is surrounded by other Queens neighborhoods like Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Jamaica, and South Jamaica. The area was originally developed for low-cost housing, but today there has been a new development of homes, increasing the area in terms of value. The neighborhood is still viewed as anything less than upscale and is home to a very diverse population. Many African Americans, Italian Americans, Indians, Hispanics, and Guyanese have began to populate the neighborhood.

The main thoroughfare in the area is Rockaway Boulevard. Although, you will find most of the neighborhood’s businesses along Liberty Avenue. It is an interesting fact, that Liberty Avenue doesn’t even lie directly in South Ozone Park, but in nearby Richmond Hill. Equally interesting, is that most of South Ozone Park’s revenue comes from the businesses along Liberty Avenue.

Schools in the area include, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, a parish school located on 115th Street. The school educates from pre-K-8th grade.

You may know the area for the infamous killing of Parnell Edwards. Edwards was killed here in 1978 after the Lufthansa Heist.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in South Ozone Park

1

124th St

1.5/5
"Speeders, slow down"
40.6741593656856 -73.8139348514688

Unranked Streets in South Ozone Park

101st St

2.5/5
"101st Street in Queens"
40.6791027613792 -73.8381187353456

123rd St

3.5/5
"Average Queens Neighborhood"
40.6766220029569 -73.8154179367296

125th St

2/5
"Conviently located near shopping"
40.676244004015 -73.8132409608339

127th St

2/5
"Bus Route and Residental Street"
40.6766374536112 -73.811425291461

130th St

2.5/5
"Place to have a dinner"
40.6749627070766 -73.808531205957

152nd Ave

2/5
"On 152nd Avenue"
40.6635412275602 -73.8138785227009

Lincoln St

2.5/5
"On Lincoln Street"
40.6799418106595 -73.8078198946767
"Great place for fun"
40.6795895449383 -73.81754337523
"No room for kids to play"
40.6885958132826 -73.8133949927818

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