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About Bayside

Like Long Island, there was a time when Bayside, Queens was considered an enclave of opulence and accessibility. In the 1930s, the Cross Island Parkway essentially separated Bayside off from the water—but Bayside bounced back. It’s now a gloriously suburban neighborhood with great schools, sprawling parks, and plentiful single-family homes. Smaller enclaves comprise the larger label of Bayside—one that residents, both new and generational, are proud to wear.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $199,000 to $3,360,000

Closed Prices: $168,000 to $2,250,000

Median Sale Price: $675,000

Average $ per sq ft: $517

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Bayside

As mentioned, Bayside consists of smaller terrains. Single-family homes are the norm through most of these enclaves, but some buildings farther north are co-ops. Housing styles vary and cater to people from all walks of life. The gated neighborhoods of Bay Club at Bayside and Bayside Gables feature stunning Tudor-style detached and ranch-style homes. Living closer to the water gives a more coastal, suburban feel, while homes toward Bell Boulevard can feel more metropolitan.

Eating in Bayside is a culinary adventure. Dozens of cultures are represented with longstanding restaurants on Bell Boulevard. You’ll find everything from tapas and French cuisine to authentic Mexican food. In Bayside, you are sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds.

Bell Boulevard is also the main street for shopping. Off the main stretch are miniature neighborhoods with leafy blocks and spacious front yards. Views from the marina are stunning, as are the fields of Fort Totten Park and Crocheron Park. Tourists don’t come to Bayside but Manhattanites have been known to make the trip just to sample some of the neighborhood’s popular restaurants. The neighborhood is home to other classic institutions with real legacies, and offers an emphasis on community with welcoming residents.

After a long day of work, have a drink at Papazzio and enjoy their live music. Head up Bell Boulevard for dinner at Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse or Maria’s Mediterranean for amazing cuisine. If the night’s still young, head to neighboring Flushing or Jamaica for dancing at one of the bars or lounges. Bayside is typically a quiet, residential neighborhood so don’t expect too much late-night entertainment.

Start the morning with a trip to Martha’s Country Bakery. With breakfast sorted, make your way to Fort Totten Park—home to stunning views of Throgs Neck Bridge, a Civil War fortress, and enough greenery to make it feel like an escape from city living. Rent a boat or kayak from Bayside Marina and cruise on the water until sunset. For dinner, head to the neighborhood's gem, Mizumi for excellent sushi and the perfect cap for the weekend.

Bayside residents love to reference their access to the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington line, a quick 25-minute ride. They’re less eager to mention the traffic-laden commute by car or even by express busses like QM 2, 3, 20. Many residents own cars, even if only for the 15-minute commute to LaGuardia Airport. Local buses run regularly and the 7 train into the city can be accessed by all of them. Bayside’s active lifestyles plus well-paved jogging trails make for incredible walkability in the neighborhood.

Locals Love

  • Easy access to LIRR
  • Ample greenspace
  • Diverse community

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of nightlife options
  • Traffic on Cross Island Parkway
  • Long commute driving into Manhattan

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