Queens is living up to its reputation as the borough of families, according to a recent report.
Two northeastern and one western Queens neighborhood made Streeteasy‘s list of the top 10 neighborhoods to raise a family citywide. The real estate group considered several factors, including the number of listed two or more bedroom rentals listed on the site, the number of families with kids under 18 already living in the neighborhood, local school scores and affordability.
Coming in at No. 2 was Auburndale. Located in the easternmost section of Flushing, the neighborhood scored 9.8 on a scale of 10 and has a median rent of $2,200 — the borough-wide average. Here, over 71 percent of all rentals offer two or more bedrooms.
Bayside came in at No. 6 on the list. The northeastern Queens neighborhood scored a 9 with the median rent clocking in at $2,525. About two-thirds of the area’s apartments have two or more bedrooms.
Ridgewood, at No. 10, scored an 8.5. Median rent in this neighborhood is $2,093 — below the borough average — and 87 percent of all rentals have two or more bedrooms. And, of the three Queens neighborhoods that made the list, Ridgewood has the highest concentration of households with young children.
According to StreetEasy, Queens is best “for parents who prioritize more space and kid-friendly communities above all else.” Spacious parks, stellar schools and great places to eat make the three appearing neighborhoods standout options.
Thinking of making the move from another area of the city to one of these family-friendly Queens neighborhoods? The real estate site’s interactive “Should I buy or should I rent?” tool can help you make an informed decision.