3.5 out of 10

Springfield Gardens

40.6618104076567 -73.7730592142734
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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+

"Typical suburban community with some noise issues"

Located close to JFK International Airport, Springfield Gardens South is a middle class community. It is generally considered to be better than Springfield Gardens North, but in all honesty, none of the neighborhoods that are close to the airport are very good. The population is very diverse with a pretty good mix of African American, Caucasian, Haitian, 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, but most of the homes are pretty cheap (at least by New York City standards). Most of the action in Springfield Gardens South takes place on Merrick Boulevard or Farmers Boulevard, but there isn't great diversity in the shops and restaurants, and there certainly aren't too many trendy or upscale stores. The town is reasonably safe but doesn't have a very good reputation because of Springfield Gardens North's reputation. The school district is okay. 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.
Pros
  • Diverse population
  • Close to JFK
  • Ethnic food options
Cons
  • Boring
  • Noise from the airport
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
AnasAbabou
AnasAbabou We are into our second year here. Our street has many decent retired quite elderly. We don't hang much in this neighborhood. It's beautiful during the day, nice morning Breese, quiet and has a very nice Park with a lake. At night is also quite, Idk about safety I either drive my car or take my dog out at night. I don't feel safe walking without the dog at night. Bjs walmart etc is a 10 minutes drive away but around the neighborhood everything is limited and boring, I would never live here without a car. From what I see, the area is 90 % Jamaicain unfortunately. I like to live with a little of every race. That is another reason why the neighborhood is so limited . the airport noise is the least of my problems. Can barely even notice it that's how much I got used to it. The nightmare in turn, is in the summer!!! OMG everyday someone has a party and they bring an actual DJ with actual NIGHT CLUB SPEAKERS that penetrates your home and vibrates all your walls and you can't even hear a family member talking to you. They start at 3 pm and it only get louder from there as the booze kick in the music gets even louder till at least 5 Am, and the music of choice? All Jamaicain booty music and the DJ yelling through the mic BUA BUA BUA. I an live perfectly here, with the Jamaicans, with JFK and everything else, but this summer party nightmare. Forget it! Infact I'm writing about it now and it's January, that's how much I'm tromatized and want to find a solution before summer.. We like living here and the summer party nightmare is really gonna Push us out. We have to go to bed with those speakers vibrating through our bodies and ears.. Idk how older people go through it. Or if there are sick people or even worst imagine you invite your in-laws for dinner, sitting on the table and BRRAA BBWAA BRRAA and you can't even have a proper conversation. I lived around all new York City and with the whole world, name it and I have never gonne through this. The funny part is, now n winter and spring you don't even hear nothing! It's like no one lives here. It's like people hibernate and come out wild in July.
2yrs+
BenjiS
BenjiS hahah - that was an awesome review! I hope you move soon!! good luck!
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"I've lived here for 10 years"

I've grown up in Springfield Gardens. It is a suburb, not New York City, so any comparisons to Manhattan aren't completely fair. This is an area of Queens predominantly populated with Caribbean immigrants, but a lot of people, like me, have just grown up in Springfield Gardens. There has been active gentrification throughout the years - 2, and 3+ family homes have been quickly built into tight spaces, slowly attracting Hispanics, Asians, and Caucasians into a predominantly Black neighborhood. The area has its share of crime, but every place in the greater New York City area does. Farmers, Springfield and Merrick Boulevard have most of the food, gas, hair (etc.) stores. Noise is only an issue on my street when the summer party season is underway.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
Uraniumfish
Uraniumfish Was it a good place to grow up?
2yrs+
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2/5
2yrs+

"Dine Out - At the Airport?"

This neighborhood, which borders directly on John F. Kennedy International Airport (as opposed to Springfield Gardens South, which allows a bit of space between residents and the massive airport), isn’t the nicest neighborhood around. Not only is it a difficult distance from the city (leaving residents to be lucky if they have a car, instead of the NYC stereotype of just the opposite), but the neighborhood doesn’t offer a whole lot in the way of commodities, and is not ideal for tourist interaction at all. The area is mostly populated by one-story family homes, and there are many Caribbean immigrants who currently call this neighborhood home.
3/5
2yrs+

"Close to JFK Airport"

Springfield Gardens South is a southeastern neighborhood of Queens. The community of St. Albans lies to the north, South Jamaica to the northwest, South Ozone to the west, and John F. Kennedy International Airport to the south.

Many homes in the area have been torn down and larger ones built due to more and more families moving into the neighborhood. The area is filled with low-rise suburbanesque buildings, with part of the neighborhood being registered as a Historic District. Today Springfield Gardens South is home to many immigrants including Caribbean, Jamaican, Haitian, and Guyanese.

Major streets in the neighborhood include Farmers Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard, and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. Here you will find most of the area’s retail stores, restaurants, delis, and commercial services.

Since the are is so close to JFK International Airport, there is quite a bit of air noise that residents must contend with. Aside from the air traffic travel (and it is quite loud) this is a nice suburban area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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