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About Laurelton

Laurelton is a diverse neighborhood in the borough of Queens. Formerly known as Jamaica, Laurelton is modeled after an English village with a variety of Tudor-style homes. There are no high rises in Laurelton, giving the neighborhood a charming, small-town feel.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $175,000 to $999,000

Closed Prices: $160,000 to $860,000

Median Sale Price: $612,500

Average $ per sq ft: $426

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Laurelton

The parts of Laurelton closest to Rosedale and Cambria Heights are mostly single-family homes. Closer to Springfield Gardens, multi-family homes are more common. To the south, near Merrick Boulevard, you’ll find larger homes, and the blocks near Francis Lewis Boulevard have Tudor-style row houses. Proximity to the Long Island Railroad Station at the Laurelton stop at 225th Street is essential for those commuting into Manhattan.

Beloved, long-standing restaurants populate the food scene in Laurelton. Caribbean options are among the most commonly found in the area such as Jamacian Flavors, Island Taste, and Sandz Bar and Grille, which are local favorites. There are a few diners as well, and those interested in a formal night out can take advantage of the schmorgesborg that is the rest of Queens.

Along 130th Avenue, single-family homes back up to a sprawling greenspace and cemetery, giving the neighborhood its signature suburban feel. There are no big-box retailers or large shopping centers. Instead, you’ll find boulevards with small stretches of shops with community-based intentions. The local library is connected to preserving and promoting the neighborhood’s musical influences—whether through jazz performances or by stocking an array of music to check out. The Edge School of Arts, a school for ballet and modern dance, is also located in Laurelton.

Start off Friday night with a drink from Island Taste, a local cocktail bar. Then, enjoy dinner at Social Corner, an American restaurant serving classics, if you’re in the market for something local and celebratory. If dancing is what’s in the cards, make a stop at Henrica’s. The neighborhood is quite relaxed, so don’t expect to be swept up in the energy at the end of the night. Soak up the calm and prepare for the weekend to come.

Enjoy a walk in Brookville Park, just over Belt Parkway. Make a stop at Sweet Treat Delights Bakery on the way. Then, head to the nearby Springfield Park for SummerStage, a program that provides free, live performances all over New York City.

Perhaps most importantly, Laurelton is a short 15-minute drive to John F. Kennedy International Airport. That’s where the list of breezy commutes ends. Thankfully, the Long Island Railroad offers service into Penn Station that comes on a fairly consistent basis, putting the trip at about one hour. The Q5 bus is another option for getting into Manhattan. Travel throughout Queens starts with the Q5 bus, as well. Garages and ample street parking make car ownership a practical and realistic approach to making Laurelton home.

Locals Love

  • Tudor-style homes
  • Small-town charm
  • Proximity to JFK airport

Locals Don't Love

  • Limited public transit options
  • Distance from Manhattan
  • Lack of greenspace

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