Queens Apartment Rental Info
Woodhaven / Richmond Hill / Ozone Park (Queens Apartments) Neighborhood Information for Apartment Renters
- John R. Pikin developed this community in 1835. It was named Woodville for the Wood family of that vicinity. At a public meeting of residents on July 30, 1853, the name was changed to Woodhaven. After elevated subway lines were extended into the neighborhood in the early 1900s, blocks of houses were erected and thousands of Italians and Irish moved to the neighborhood. From 1970, the neighborhood attracted a number of African-Americans, Latin Americans, and immigrants from Guyana, Jamaica, and China. The character of Woodhaven remains a modest suburban community with a variety of shopping along Jamaica Ave. between Forest Parkway and Woodhaven Blvd.
- Richmond Hill
- A neighborhood in east central Queens next to Woodhaven is Richmond Hill, purchased in 1689 by Alban P. Man. Some think that Mr. Man named the neighborhood for his associate, Edward Richmond, and because of its position beside the hill. The population was mostly German and Irish until an influx of Latin Americans began after 1975. In the 1980s almost 40 percent of the immigrants who settled in Richmond Hill were from Guyana; others were from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, India and Jamaica. Richmond Hill is a well-maintained residential neighborhood that retains many elegant structures from the turn of the century. The center of the neighborhood is the Triangle, formed by the intersection of Lefferts Blvd. with Myrtle and Jamaica Aves.
- Ozone Park
- Ozone Park was planned about 1880 by Benjamin W. Hitchcock and named for the invigorating air from the ocean; the ocean breeze is now blocked by development in Howard Beach. It is home to the Aqueduct Racetrack, "The Big A," the last remaining venue for horse racing in New York City, opened in 1894 and extensively renovated in 1959. Ozone Park is a modest, middle-class community of one and two family frame houses. Tudor Village in southwest Ozone Park is an enclave of mock-Tudor houses built in the late 1920s. Most inhabitants are German, Irish, Eastern European, and immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America, but parts of the neighborhood retain a distinctly Italian feel. Atlantic Avenue and 101st Avenue are among the local shopping streets.
- Age Group
- 0—17 (30%), 18—44 (30%), 45—64 (35%), Over 65 (5%)
- Singles / Families
- This is a starter community, so you'll see small families with young children. There is very little night life in the neighborhood.
- Types of Housing
- Few rental units, almost always in private homes.
- Typical Price Range
- Studios: $700—$900, 1 Bedroom: $800—$1100, 2 Bedrooms: $1200—$1500
- Transportation to Midtown/Downtown
The J stops at: 85th St/Forest Parkway (Woodhaven), 111st St (Woodhaven), 121st St (Richmond Hill).
The J and Z stop at: 75th St/Eldert Lane (Woodhaven), Woodhaven Blvd, and 104th St (Woodhaven).
The A stops at these Woodhaven stations: Grant Ave, 80th St, 88th St, Rockaway Blvd, and 104th St. In Ozone Park, it stops at 111st St and Lefferts Blvd/Ozone Park.
- Estimated Commuter time to arrival in NYC
- To midtown: 1 hour 5 mins, To downtown: 1 hour 15 mins
Complete demographic information on these neighborhoods is available here.
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