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Everything You Need to
Know about Moving to Queens

Moving to queens would is a great adventure if you plan well, organize and have a plan. Queens is the second largest county in New York State. Its beauty lies in it’s unique ethnic diversity which makes Queens one of the most renowned cities in America. 

Here you will find people from 100 nations that speak 138 different languages. In other worlds you can see the world without leaving New York City. There is so much to love about living in Queens. Moving to Queens can be an exhilarating experience for you. So, before taking the leap there are a few things you need to know.

The Real Estate Market is Hot

Queens is the best choice for living and buying a house as compared to other parts of NYC. It is the most affordable borough. If you want to save money but still live in a vibrant neighborhood with great quality of life, Queens is your choice. The median price per square foot is currently $480. That price beats any other area of New York City. Comparatively, Queens offers the city life with the lowest housing prices, A recent study states that as much as 20 percent of New York residents would gladly move here. 

Things to Do in Queens

In Queens, you will find plenty of things to do and places to see. You can visit lovely Flushing Meadow Park and look at relics from World’s Fairs of previous years. In Astoria, you can enjoy many world- class restaurants and bars. And when you want to escape the crowd of city life, you can find yourself in beautiful parks such as Cunningham Park and Juniper Valley Park. The Queens Botanical Gardens offers a peaceful nature vibe, it is made of a vast number of smaller gardens, and it is really a great experience. A nice walk along Hunter’s Point Park is also a beautiful way to spend a Sunday. Queens has no shortage of ways to enjoy the arts. There are plenty of museums and exhibits from the museum of moving image to . There is always something to do that will entertain every member of your family. There are plenty of dog parks, history museums, zoos, and nightlife, you will always be amused. 

Education

Queens has a vast range of schools. From general studies public schools to specialized STEM or Arts high schools. The borough is also home to Townsend Harris High School. It is consistently ranked among the top 100 high schools in the country. Queens High School is another top- rated school for science. As for post- secondary education, there are many institutions like LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, St. John’s University and York college. So you won’t have to worry if you are setting your child up for success in Queens. 

A Hub for Job Opportunities

In Queens, you will get convenient access to job opportunities in the healthcare, manufacturing, entertainment, retail, and transportation industries. Jet Blue, the seventh-largest airline in America, has its main headquarters in Queens and offers careers in airport operations and ground operations.  Buzzer is a fully remote tech company where employees can connect fans to live short-formed moments in sports though an app. If you want to pursue your carrier in healthcare than you can find jobs in Mount Sinai Queens and New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital. Cost of living in Queens as compared to Manhattan is up to 40% lower. The average median sale price is $610,000. The further out you go, the more affordable it becomes. For example, a 3-bedroom rental can be found in Woodhaven for $1800-$2,300, but this means a 1hr commute on the A train to Manhattan. The average and median income in the borough is $76,500 and $66,100.

Queens Neighborhoods

The most popular neighborhood in western queens are Astoria, Long Island City and Rego Park. So, when we are talking about Astoria, we have to say that it is one of the best neighborhoods in Queens. Here you will find young professionals, business drive individuals and work enthusiasts. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for housing here. And it is just 15 minutes or less from Midtown Manhattan. 
Rego Park is in north-central Queens. This is a historic and heterogeneous area located less than a half-hour from Midtown. Its residents have a rich culture which gives you various sights, smells, tastes, and activities that are difficult to find in other parts of NYC. There are so many advantages to living in Queens, whether you are single or looking for a job, want to relocate with your family, Queens is the right place for you. 

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