Queens Real Estate Homes & Condos

Making up one of the Five Boroughs that form the City of New York, Queens is the largest of the boroughs in area, and the second-largest in population. Queens is also the easternmost region of the boroughs, being situated on the western portion of Long Island. Two of three major airports located in the New York City area: John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia, are also conveniently located in Queens. Queens is also home to the New York Mets baseball team, the US Open tennis tournament, Flushing Meadows Park, and Silvercup Studios. Because about 48 percent of Queen’s population is made up of immigrants, Queens is the most diverse borough in all of New York City. If Queens were to be an independent city, it would be large enough in population to be the fifth largest city in the United States. Unlike that of Manhattan, Queens is often viewed as one of the more suburban communities in the area.

Queens is divided into five “towns” based roughly on the time that each part of Queens was established: Long Island City, Jamaica, Far Rockaway, and Floral Park. Each neighborhood in Queens has its own unique qualities, and often residents will identify themselves with a particular neighborhood rather than the borough as a whole. Queens is comprised of numerous ethnicities, each of which add a unique cultural flare to the area, such as Italian, Asian, Irish, Greek, Hispanic, Chinese, and much more. Some major establishments in Queens includes the Queens Museum of Art and the New York Hall of Science. Western Queens is home to many art galleries and museums such as Socrates Sculpture Park and the Museum of the Moving Image. Other popular attractions in Queens includes Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Town Hall, Jamaica Performing Arts Center, and Kupferberg Center for the Arts.