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Astoria was one of the Queens neighborhoods to make the top 50.

Queens is well represented on a new report ranking the best neighborhoods to live in throughout New York City.

A total of 22 Queens neighborhoods showed up on Niche’s top 100 “2017 Best Neighborhoods to Live in New York City” report.

The first “World’s Borough” neighborhood to appear on the list is Hollis Hills at No. 36. A neighborhood within Bayside, the area has a population of 6,004 and received an overall A+ grade. The median home value within the northeast Queens neighborhood clocks in at $620,475.

Coming in at No. 38 is Forest Hills. With a reported population of 76,612, the central Queens neighborhood received an A for its diversity and for being good for families. The median household income for the area is $75,571, Niche reports.

Little Neck took No. 41 on the list, followed by Kew Gardens at No. 42.

Douglaston, Astoria, Long Island City, Glen Oaks and Bay Terrace took No.’s 44, 46, 47, 48 and 49, respectively.

Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the Queens neighborhoods who made the list:

  • No. 51: Fresh Meadows
  • No. 54: Ditmars-Steinway
  • No. 55: Rego Park
  • No. 58: Bayside
  • No. 68: Jamaica Estates
  • No. 73: Breezy Point
  • No. 79: Briarwood
  • No. 80: Holliswood
  • No. 82: Sunnyside
  • No. 85: Whitestone
  • No. 87: Bellerose

Rankings were based on criteria including crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities and local amenities. Data used in this ranking was pulled from the U.S. Census, FBI and other agencies, as well as millions of reviews sourced from residents. For more information, visit their website.


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