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About Flushing

City living and the vibrant experiences it unlocks are made accessible in the neighborhood of Flushing, Queens. A recent residential boom has made living in the history-rich pocket of Queens increasingly appealing. Home to the borough’s botanical garden and one of the largest parks in the city, Flushing boasts plenty of room to roam. Asian markets and bakeries fill main blocks. Don’t let looks deceive you—even Anthony Bordain professed love for tiny, hidden gems this neighborhood has to offer.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $45,000 to $7,500,000

Closed Prices: $195,000 to $6,600,000

Median Sale Price: $495,000

Average $ per sq ft: $718

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Flushing

High-rises are rare, with the exception of the downtown Flushing area. Many new building projects are underway, offering access to the center of the action. On the other end of the spectrum, quaint neighborhoods within Flushing are full of charming private homes and co-ops. Broadway-Flushing, Auburndale, and Waldheim are all enclaves with freestanding homes of historic, eclectic styles. Tudor homes line irregular streets, but anywhere between Northern Boulevard and 35th Avenue is likely to promise neighborhood charm. Murray Hill, east of downtown Flushing and not to be confused with its Manhattan counterpart, is a popular neighborhood for a borderline suburban experience within Queens.

Late chef Anthony Bourdain called Flushing “a wonderland” for food on his show “Parts Unknown.” Unsurprisingly, there’s no shortage of incredible establishments to discover in downtown Flushing, especially if you’re in the mood for Chinese or Korean fare. The New World Mall has a famed, bustling food court with a variety of options. Bourdain loved Yu Garden Dumpling House and Geo Si Gi Restaurant. Expect to be transformed by the cuisine itself and not the atmosphere or ambiance, as many of the best spots are hidden behind unassuming facades or in basement locales.

Much of New York City’s history can be traced to Flushing. The area attracted Quakers following Dutch settlement in 1645. Today, the over 300-year-old Old Quaker Meeting House serves as a stop in any tour of Flushing. Call ahead for tours of John Bowne House, a similar structure. New York World’s Fair was also held here, the fairgrounds now known as the beloved Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The neighborhood is also home to Kissena Park and Queens Botanical Garden. These spacious greenspaces are bursting with fountains, tennis courts, gardens, nature, bike trails, and scenic ponds.

Downtown Flushing is the best place to be on a Friday night. There are a variety of bars, lounges, and late-night eateries in the area that are sure to keep you entertained. You can also check out a Mets game at Citi Field, which is a short drive away. After a win or even a loss, head back to Main Street in downtown Flushing for food carts and a round of private karaoke (known as KTV) at The Real KTV or Superstar Karaoke.

Start your day by picking up produce at Flushing Greenmarket. A walk through Queen’s Botanic Garden or a trip to Queen’s Museum of Art makes for an ideal afternoon. Venture into Fang Gourmet Tea for a handpicked selection of sensational teas in a peaceful shop. Take the long way and soak up the sun setting through the busy streets and end the day at one of the many Asian restaurants in downtown Flushing.

Owning a car is a popular option in this neighborhood for a few reasons. First, street parking abounds, along with the perk of a driveway for many standalone homes. Second, the only train that runs to and from Flushing is the 7. When it’s running, it’s a 40-minute ride into Grand Central Station. The QM32 bus runs on an almost identical route, making it a viable option as well. A bonus of the somewhat distant location is proximity to LaGuardia Airport, less than a 10-minute drive away. Brooklyn is also unexpectedly close, making commuting very much a part of the neighborhood’s lifestyle. Walking within Flushing is also enjoyable enough for it to be considered an outing thanks to all of the trails, wide sidewalks, and greenspace.

Locals Love

  • Variety of restaurants serving authentic cuisine
  • Access to Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Lively nightlife around Main Street
  • Neighborhood feel

Locals Don't Love

  • Unreliable 7 Train
  • Transitional phase of new construction
  • Tourists crowding local favorites

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