Queens Apartment Rental Info
Jamaica (Queens Apartments) Neighborhood Information for Apartment Renters
- According to one source, "Jamaica" is the mispronunciation of the Canarsie Indian word for "beaver." This part of Queens was home to Rufus King, a noted anti-slavery delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and his house has been preserved for tours in Kings Park in the middle of Jamaica. This neighborhood has struggled since its gracious colonial heyday, alas, and needs a little more investment to make it a cultural destination. The city is hoping that the new terminal for the AirTrain to JFK Airport will help spark more development in Jamaica. Jamaica is a neighborhood in search of an identity. However, its lack if distinction makes it one of the most affordable communities in the New York metro area.
- Singles / Families
- Not a great family place because the parks are meager and schools are not the best in Queens. Shopping options consist of mostly strip malls and fast-food outlets. This is a no-nonsense working community.
- Types of Housing
- Older, low-rise walk ups, some mid-rise apartment buildings.
- Typical Price Range
- Studios: $800—$1100, 1 Bedroom: $950—$1400, 2 Bedrooms: $1300—$1900
- Transportation to Midtown/Downtown
The F stops at Sutphin Blvd, Parsons Blvd, and 169th St.
The E stops at Van Wyck/Jamaica and Jamaica/Sutphin Blvd.
The E, J, Z stop at Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer.
The AirTrain, a link between Manhattan and JFK Airport, uses Jamaica as its hub.
- Estimated Commuter time to arrival in NYC
- To midtown: 30 mins, To downtown: 40 mins
Complete demographic information on these neighborhoods is available here.
Queens Apartment Rentals
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