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Just 14 miles from Manhattan, cradled between the neighborhoods of South Jamaica, St. Albans and Laurelton, and just north of JFK International Airport, you will find the middle class neighborhood of Springfield Gardens. It's a mid-sized neighborhood that offers a little bit of city and suburban life. Living in Springfield Gardens' quiet side will give you all the perks of life in a suburban town. That means tree-lined streets, and its colonial and cape style homes complete with adorned fences and railings are abundant here. Most of homes here are single-family and have small yards, and some have garages. There are many houses of worship as well as some schools. And if you happen to live near the Southeast corner of Springfield Gardens, you have easy access to Springfield Park. The park is over 23 acres of green space, baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds and even a pond and a lake. In the more urban areas of Springfield Gardens you'll find all of the hustle-bustle of city life with its tall buildings, busy streets, and small businesses. In addition to having a variety of merchants and services available to the residents, there is also a Restaurant Row of sorts along Guy Brewer Boulevard a street named for the broker who was instrumental in the establishment and gentrification of Springfield Gardens back in the 1940s). The Row is full of a variety of global restaurants and take-out eateries, and is a very popular draw for the area. North of the Belt Parkway, you will find Rochdale Village, a sprawling 20 building campus of high-rise buildings (mostly co-op) that make life very comfortable for its residents. The campus itself encompasses a variety of other business and services that make living here very attractive. There are two shopping malls, two supermarkets, a community center, a library, a couple of day care centers, a post office and a nearby police precinct. There are also plenty of sports and recreational facilities here in the way of tennis courts, handball courts, basketball courts, a football field, a baseball field, and playgrounds for small children. The village is also not far from the Locust Manor railroad station of the Long Island Railroad, which makes it very convenient for those needing to travel in and out of Manhattan. Alternatively, there is also the Express Bus x63, which has several pick-up/drop-off stops in Springfield Gardens, and travels through the east side of Manhattan until 23rd Street.

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