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About Maspeth

Maspeth, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, has always taken pride in its small-town charm. Views of Manhattan glisten in the distance, but those who call Maspeth home hardly think anything of it. Bordering Williamsburg and Ridgewood, the neighborhood is easy enough to access, but once you’re there time slows. Homes with charming English-style exteriors mix with new high rises. New residents live across from generational locals, making it a welcoming neighborhood.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $239,000 to $1,888,000

Closed Prices: $230,000 to $1,250,000

Median Sale Price: $760,000

Average $ per sq ft: $615

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Maspeth

The two-and-half-square mile-area is roughly five miles from Manhattan. Apparently, when asked where they’re from, residents don’t say, “New York” or “Queens,” but always “Maspeth.” The loyalty and dedication to the neighborhood is evident in the well-cared for properties, most of which are single-family homes and multi-family buildings commonly set back from the street. The neighborhood also lacks easy subway access within walking distance, making the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Long Island Expressway highly coveted.

While there are lots of incredible dining destinations near Maspeth, the area itself isn’t full of them. One local institution, Rosa's Pizza & Pasta, claims to make the best pizza in the borough. In fact, there are plenty of Italian restaurants to choose from, along with a few famed German spots, too. Nearby East Williamsburg is home to trendy restaurants and farmers markets.

The star attraction for those visiting Maspeth might be the Metropolitan Oval, a soccer complex that offers striking views of Manhattan. Grand Avenue is the neighborhood’s main street and home to small shops and restaurants that have been owned by long-standing residents. A Memorial Day Parade along Grand Avenue is a beloved neighborhood tradition. There’s a real sense of civic involvement—whether that be the staggering number of churches, the notable school system, or the social clubs that meet regularly.

Although Maspeth is mostly residential and has limited nightlife options, residents can venture into nearby neighborhoods like Bushwick or Glendale. There is no shortage of lively bars to visit on Myrtle Avenue on a Friday night in Glendale. Locals can enjoy a variety of Friday night entertainment options in pubs, cocktail lounges, dance clubs, and sports bars.

Enjoy outdoor time at one of the many public parks in Maspeth. Take a scenic walk, bike ride, or play with your pup while getting some fresh air in the neighborhood. If you feel like exploring other neighborhoods, you can rent a bike and ride along Newton Creek in East Williamsburg.

There are no subway lines that service Maspeth. With that in mind, drivers love the proximity to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Long Island Expressway. Other than that, the B58 and B59 buses run along Grand Avenue while the B54 runs along Metropolitan Avenue for local stops. There are no express buses offered into Manhattan, unlike other neighborhoods in Queens. The commute into Penn Station by car can be as quick as 17 minutes when there’s no traffic. If you don’t feel like driving much, Maspeth is very pedestrian friendly

Locals Love

  • Small-town charm
  • Views of Manhattan
  • Close to Brooklyn

Locals Don't Love

  • No express bus service
  • Limited dining and nightlife options
  • No subway access

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