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About Hollis

Hollis is a small neighborhood in Queens that’s nestled between Jamaica and Queens Village. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) stops right in the middle of Hollis, making it convenient for residents to commute into Manhattan. Hollis consists of mostly multi-family homes, but there are a few single-family homes and co-ops. Many of the single-family homes come with driveways and small yards, which is a rare commodity in New York City.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $153,999 to $4,200,000

Closed Prices: $150,000 to $2,300,000

Median Sale Price: $592,500

Average $ per sq ft: $495

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Hollis

Hollis is predominantly residential with a mix of brick and brownstone detached and multi-family homes. Parks are limited, so residents who want access to greenspace may find themselves near Haggerty Park. However, many homes do have small front and back yards. Living in the southern section of the neighborhood allows residents to have a little more peace and quiet, as it’s farther away from the noisy train tracks and traffic on Jamaica Avenue.

Most restaurants are situated on Hollis Avenue or on Jamaica Avenue and a few located on the outskirts of the neighborhood. Here, you’ll find several restaurants specializing in cuisine from the Caribbean islands as well as classic American comfort food and fast food chains.

Hollis is full of residential blocks, so you will cross paths with your neighbors on a regular basis. Residents tend to become friendly with one another and will often stop and talk along the sidewalk. The blocks are quiet and feel more like a suburb than part of the city. As you walk along Jamaica Avenue, you’ll notice a bit more of a fast-paced city vibe with local shops and restaurants catering to visitors as well as residents of the neighborhood.

Although Hollis isn’t known for its nightlife, you’ll find a few local spots to have fun. Start your Friday night at an island-themed bar for a cocktail or a dive bar for some beers and catch up with friends. Then head out for a meal at one of your favorite Jamaican restaurants specializing in jerk chicken on Jamaica Avenue.

Enjoy breakfast at one of the restaurants along Hollis Avenue. Then get together with friends or family and spend the day at the local park playing catch or on the playground. If you’re looking for a spot to watch the game, head over to one of the bars to watch the Mets or Yankees. If you’re in the mood to shop, check out some of the local retailers along Francis Lewis Boulevard or take a drive to Queens Center Mall.

Residents of Hollis have easy access to the Hollis stop on the Hempstead Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) line. This train takes commuters to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan or out to Long Island. There are no subway stops in Hollis, so for quick and easy access into Manhattan, the LIRR is your best bet. There are only three bus lines that pass through Hollis: Q2, Q77, and Q110. These buses can take residents around Queens and stop at several junctions where there is access to the subway lines. Many residents in Hollis choose to have a car because it allows for a quick way to travel around the borough and provides easy access in and out of the neighborhood.

Locals Love

  • Homes with driveways and small yards
  • Access to the Long Island Rail Road
  • Suburban environment

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of nightlife options
  • Limited public transportation options
  • Noise from the train

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