Kew Gardens

Queens, New York Homes for Sale

About Kew Gardens

A triangle-shaped neighborhood in the middle of Queens, Kew Gardens is one of seven planned garden communities built in Queens in the first half of the 20th Century. Kew Gardens is known for its park-like atmosphere with plenty of trails and greenery. Located a short train ride on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) from Manhattan, this community is home to students from Queens College and multi-generational families alike.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $119,000 to $3,700,000

Closed Prices: $130,000 to $2,200,000

Median Sale Price: $374,000

Average $ per sq ft: $485

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Kew Gardens

The variety of residents is reflected in the mixture of housing styles available in the neighborhood. Most apartments are in low- to mid-rise buildings and single-family homes are sprinkled in between multi-family homes. Close to Forest Park, single-family homes have been rapidly sold off to developers transforming them into apartment complexes. Similar to neighboring Flushing or Forest Hills, homes in Kew Gardens resemble Tudor-style architecture. Toward the western boundary of the neighborhood, single-family residences have been transformed into co-ops and garden apartments, also known as attached multi-family homes.

Lefferts Boulevard offers plenty of dining options in Kew Gardens thanks to a variety of cuisines ranging from a healthy selection at Eva’s Kitchen or typical pub fare at Aunstin’s Ale House. Many no-frills family restaurants offering Indian, Japanese, and Peruvian cuisine can be found on Metropolitan Avenue. If you’re interested in more culinary options, your best bet is taking advantage of the neighborhood's proximity to Flushing or Bayside for authentic fare worth the quick bus ride.

Kew Gardens is ringed in highways and bus routes, offering quieter streets at the center of the neighborhood, especially on Maple Grove Cemetery. The relaxed feeling of the neighborhood can be attributed to friendly locals and pride in long-standing establishments. There are almost no tourists in the area. Instead, expect to see friendly neighbors on their porches, children running through parks, and students of Queens College.

Friday night starts at Jib Lanes, a classic bowling alley with a full-service lounge. After a few rounds, head to dinner at Valentino’s, a neighborhood staple for pizza and pasta. Then check out the nearby Forest Hills Stadium, a historic outdoor music venue, which makes for an ideal commute to see a concert. The same goes for a baseball game at Citi Field.

Start the morning with a walk through neighboring Forest Park or Maple Grove Park. Then opt for lunch at a local restaurant along Austin Street or Queens Boulevard. Take a walk up Main Street to the beautiful Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills. Wrap up the day with an early movie at Kew Gardens Cinema. On your way home, watch the sunset over the gardens of Maple Grove Cemetery.

Easy access to a number of highways like Queens Boulevard and Jackie Robinson Parkway makes owning a car worthwhile for many residents of the neighborhood. Plus, garage space is a common amenity included with many homes. The Kew Gardens Long Island Rail Road stop puts commuters in Grand Central Station in about 40 minutes. The drive time can vary from something comparable to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Travel throughout Queens is simplified by the E/F subway lines and the Q10 bus route.

Locals Love

  • Access to Long Island Rail Road
  • Queens Public Library at Kew Gardens Hills
  • Quiet and welcoming small neighborhood

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic on Grand Central Terminal
  • Limited nightlife options
  • Lack of fine dining options

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