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Living In: College Point


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College Point is a neighborhood in the northern section of Queens, located just north of Flushing. This community is somewhat of a peninsula, which sits at the edge of the Long Island Sound near the Whitestone Bridge. College Point doesn't fit a particular "use" or "environment", as there are both residential and industrial parts of town. Nonetheless, you are bound to find plenty of NY apartments in this neighborhood, in either a single-family home, detached rowhouses, duplexes, or in low-rise, multi-family buildings. Sections of this community seem straight out of a suburban housing guide, while others maintain a gritty commercial look. And while Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is only minutes away, residents of College Point apartments have access to greenspace right in their own community. There are two waterfront parks in the area which provide a nice, local place to relax or take a seaside stroll. Macneil Park (also known as Chisholm Park) has basketball and handball courts, in addition to a dog run and playground, while Powell's Cove Park maintains a natural, marshland setting. Unlike some other neighborhoods in Queens, living in College Point doesn't mean an immediate cutoff from city life, entertainment and activities. There are two main commercial centers in town--one on College Point Avenue near the intersection of 15th Avenue, with the other being a section of strip malls on 14th Avenue at the eastern end. Whether you're looking to shop for groceries, bakery goods, or clothes at a department store, most errands can be fulfilled without even crossing into Flushing. Commuters living in College Point apartments won't find it too easy to get into Manhattan, however, there are quite a few options. Five local bus lines run through town, three of which provide access to Flushing, where passengers can transfer to the number 7 train, or the Long Island Rail Road to complete their trip into the city. But if a quick and direct commute is what you're searching for, you probably won't find it in this neighborhood. But in the end, College Point has many benefits that almost always outweigh its distance to Manhattan.

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  • Ps 129 Patricia A. Larkin Scho
  • Ps 29

Parks

  • College Point Park
  • Frank Golden Park
  • Macneil Park
  • Mall Eighteen
  • Playground 115
  • Poppenhusen Park
  • Poppenhusen Playground

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