• Local Expert 79 points
  • Review 1
  • Questions 0
  • Answers 0
  • Discussions 0


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Just now

"Cheaper choice to live around NYC"

Living in Queens is a lot cheaper compare to living in Manhattan. Elmhurst has a lot of Chinese supermarkets and restaurant, so it's convenient to do grocery shopping. It takes about 30-40 minute to take the subway in town, but the subway is really crowded in rush hours. I lived there for two months but moved away after I started my internship in Dumbo because I have to take the F train every morning and it takes me 50 minute to get there, it's just too time consuming for me. You can save a lot of money living in Elmhurst but it's not the most convenient place if you go to Manhattan everyday. Another thing is that if you're out in the city late at night, the subway is not that frequent, you have to wait for a really long time to get home.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Just now

"Great place for young people"

This neighborhood is perfect for young people, plenty of neighborhood bars within walking distance. The transportation is also very convenient, close to the L train and Union Square. The only thing that bugs me is that the rent is just really expensive, you will have to pay a lot of money and get a tiny little room, but the location is really good I have to say. It's easy to do grocery shopping as well, Trader Joe's and few Japanese supermarkets are all within walking distance. And there's farmer's market at Union Square every weekend. I lived there for three months and I loved my place most of the time. All in all, I had a great time staying there, but I wouldn't live there forever.
Recommended for
  • Singles

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