Jackson Heights,NY is a neighborhood in western Queens, close to Manhattan by the E, F, 7, and V subways. It's about 20 minutes by subway to midtown. The neighborhood stretches north from Roosevelt Avenue, to LaGuardia Airport, and east from the BQE to Junction Boulevard. The heart of Jackson Heights is the historic district of many charming garden co-ops built in the 1920's and 1930's, and rediscovered in the 2000s by middle class buyers priced out of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Jackson Heights New York is known for its diverse and inclusive middle-class residents. 37th Avenue is its middle class core shopping street. There’s a Little India of shops and restaurants along 74th Street, and slew of South American stores and eateries on Roosevelt Avenue and Northern Boulevard. It’s definitely a neighborhood for those who love to eat.
In recent years more and more upwardly mobile families have made the neighborhood home. On weekends, you’ll see moms and dads pushing Bugaboo strollers and holding Starbucks to-go cups on almost every block in Jackson Heights. The Jackson Heights Beautification Society has had success fostering community clean-ups and spirit.
The thing that really attracts new residents to Jackson Heights is the real estate market. The garden co-ops of Jackson Heights are a great value, still half the price of those in Park Slope or other trendy Brooklyn neighborhoods. But Jackson Heights has one thing those Brooklyn neighborhoods lack: private gardens for co-op dwellers. The historic garden co-op often feature large, private, interior courtyards, where shielded from the street families and neighbors congregate on weekends and evenings.
The Jackson Diner is no diner, but a well-known and highly regarded Indian restaurant on 74th Street. Peruvian restaurant Pio Pio serves possibly the best roasted chicken you’ll ever eat in a very nice and fun atmosphere. Ricky’s Cafe is a real diner or coffee shop, perfect for breakfast or a quick lunch special.
The main shopping drag for residents is along 37th Avenue. You’ll find a mix of chains—like Children Place’—and local entrepreneurs.
Thinking about moving to Jackson Heights? Talk to MPC Properties, specialists in Jackson Heights co-ops and real estate.