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Living In: Richmond Hill

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Queens is known to hold some very suburban-like neighborhoods, down to the detached, single-family homes with the front lawns and garages. And when scoping out the borough for a suburban street to settle, you mustn't skip the leafy region of Richmond Hill. Although the majority of housing stock are single-family homes, there are also several NY apartments to rent in low-rise buildings around the area. The tree-lined streets are filled with Queen Anne Victorian style homes, many from the mid-nineteenth century, as this neighborhood was one of the first residential communities on Long Island. Several gorgeous Victorian homes still stand today, though much of the area has seen drastic changes since its early beginnings. Richmond Hill is neighbored to the west by Ozone Park and Woodhaven, and is bordered by South Ozone Park, South Jamaica, and Kew Gardens -- all similar, suburban-style Queens neighborhoods. Richmond Hill's history began with the development along the Montauk railroad line that once ran between eastern Long Island, all the way to the East River in Long Island City, Queens. Constructed in 1868, the Richmond Hill railroad station ceased use in 1998, and the elevated station's structure still remains. But the Montauk line wasn't always this neighborhood's only public transportation, and today's commuters of Richmond Hill apartments have several options for bus and train service into Manhattan. The J & Z trains pass through the region, stopping at 104th Street Station, 111th Street Station, and 121st Street Station. The E train stops at Jamaica - Van Wyck Station, and the A train services the region at the southern end, at the Ozone Park - Lefferts Boulevard Station. Residents also have access to the QM18 express bus into Manhattan, which stops at the center of town, at Jamaica Avenue & Lefferts Boulevard (travel time to Midtown Manhattan via the QM18 is 45-55 minutes). Residents of Richmond Hill apartments will never need to leave the area to meet their basic necessities. The main commercial strips of the neighborhood are Jamaica Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, and Liberty Avenue, which all boast a variety of restaurants, shops, and markets. If you're in the area and are craving some delicious Filipino food, look no further than Mama Meena's Restaurant on Jamaica Avenue. This authentic eatery is a frequent stop for locals, and many return for the large portions and cheap prices. Like many Queens neighborhoods, Richmond Hill is steps away from some of the city's largest greenspaces. Forest Park is at the northeastern end of the neighborhood, and provides 538 acres of wooded land and pathways.

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  • Ps 51
  • Ps 54 Hillside Ave School
  • Ps 55 The Maure School
  • Ps 56 Harry Eichler School
  • Ps 62 Chester Park School
  • Ps 66 Oxford School
  • Ps 90 Horace Mann School
  • Richmond Hill Hs


  • Lt. Frank Mcconnell Park
  • Maurice A Fitzgerald Playground
  • Phil "scooter" Rizzuto Park
  • Police Officer Nicholas Demutiis Park

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