Living In: Bellerose & Floral Park


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Bellerose is a neighborhood on the edge of Queens where you can find wonderful homes and NY apartments. This area is sometimes labeled "Bellerose Manor" in order to distinguish it from "Bellerose Village" and "Bellerose Terrace" , both Nassau County towns neighboring to the south. When searching for Bellerose apartments, you'll be looking in one of Queens' most beautiful and charming neighborhoods. This leafy community is made up almost enitrrely of single-family homes, with a few apartment buildings along the area's main boulevards. In all, this region has a very suburban feel to it. Residents of Bellerose take pride in their gorgeous neighborhood and it shows in their well-kept homes and yards. This region is one suburban pocket of Queens that a growing family is sure to love. Most residents can run simple errands on Jamaica Avenue (Jericho Turnpike), which has a few diners and other local establishments. Bellerose's quiet streets and pleasant neighborhood is accounted for by its distance from Manhattan. Commuters looking to take public transportation have a few options, though the trip to Midtown takes about an hour. Express buses into the city come rather infrequently (20-30 minute time windows during rush hour), and residents of Bellerose apartments also have the option of taking local Queens buses to nearby stations for subway transfers. However, the Long Island Rail Road services the neighborhood with its own stop, that can take you to Atlantic Terminal, the third largest transportation hub in NYC.

Floral Park

Floral Park is located on Queens' eastern edge, bordering the Nassau County villages of Stewart Manor, Floral Park Village, and New Hyde Park. This neighborhood borders Elmhurst to the south and east, and Bellerose largely to the west. This community is a quiet section of Queens with single-family Cape Cod style houses. Most of the area was developed shortly after World War II to house returning soldiers, and has remained a strong, family-oriented neighborhood. Each individual house and front yard give the tree-lined streets a very suburban, relaxing character that few New York City neighborhoods an rival. Commuters living in Floral Park apartments have public transportation access via the Floral Park station stop on the Long Island Rail Road's Hempstead Branch. This train will take the daily commuter to directly to Atlantic Terminal, one of the city's largest transporation hubs, where they can connect to almost every NYC subway line as well as several other Long Island Rail Road lines. The train ride into Atlantic Terminal takes about forty minutes, while travelling into Penn Station ( with a transfer in Jamaica) takes just about the same time during peak hours. Although the majority of Floral Park remains a highly suburban place, there are several well-kept apartment buildings around the Floral Park station of the Long Island Rail Road. If you're looking for a quiet Queens neighborhood to settle down, this particular community is not to be missed.

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Schools

  • Ps 133
  • Ps 186 The Castlewood School
  • Ps 224

Parks

  • Alley Athletic Playground
  • Bellerose Playground
  • Detective William T. Gunn Park
  • Hillside Park
  • Playground Eighty Lxxx

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