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Elmhurst

Elmhurst is a neighborhood in western Queens. It has come a long way since troubles in the 1980s, even longer since its colonial founding in the 1650s and has recently expierneced a economic revitalization developing rapidly, spurred by the subway's reach out into Queens. Elmhurst is the thriving community of families -- middle class and working class -- housed in a mix of older multi-family homes, and co-op and apartment buildings.

Elmhurst was first known as Middleburgh, and later as Hastings, when it was established in 1652. Colonists began to refer to Hastings as “new town” in order to distinguish it from Queen’s first and abandoned settlement of Maspeth (established in 1642, abandoned in 1644). In 1683, the name Newtown was officially given to the village and township. In 1898 when Queens became part of New York City , the name changed to Elmhurst (meaning “a grove of elms”), at the bequest of Cord Meyer jr. in an effort to disassociate his development from the notoriously polluted Newtown Creek.

Multi-family homes on tight lots are the most common housing, with plenty of 4-6 story apartment buildings and some co-ops and newer condos, along the main roads. Many of the multi-families are owner-occupied rentals, and "Fedders-style" housing has become common in the last 10 years.


Forest Hills

When entering the arch at Station Square you walk across cobbled stone streets into a turn of the century village, known as Forest Hills, with old English styled lamp posts, well kept gardens and English Tudor and Colonial homes. Located only 20 minutes from Manhattan, Forest Hills is a town that was home to the U.S. Open for over 70 years. Forest Hills also borders on Flushing Meadows Park, site of the 1939, and 1964 world's fairs.

Within Forest Hills, homes have their retained their own charm, which has been kept up by covenants agreed upon by residents of the community. These guidelines are designed to preserve the beauty and uniqueness of the area. As a result, Forest Hills and its surrounding neighborhoods have continued to be one of the most stable and beautiful communities in New York with homes of masonry construction and red tile roofs, planned to combine beauty and stability.

Forest Hills also has several major stores including Barnes and Noble, The Gap, Bananna Republic, and Anne Taylor Loft to name a few. Most of these stores are located on Continental Avenue, and Austin Street which are the main streets. There is also a great selection of restaraunts, including Q-Thai, Rouge, The 5 Burros, TGIF, and Johnny Rockets. There are also about 12 movie theatres in the area and an equally great selection of nightlife.

The Westside Tennis Club, an exclusive and very historic club is still there, as is Forest Hills Tennis Stadium where the U.S. Open was played until 1978. Private parks are located throughout Forest Hills and are available for the outdoor enjoyment of all. Residents can be assured that they have made a sound real estate investment when they purchase a home in Forest Hills, where appreciation in value has far exceeded that of other sections of the country.


Glendale

Glendale, New York, is a neighborhood in Queens Borough located south of Middle Village and 7 miles east of Downtown New York City. Glendale real estate is part of a residential area that is located in the heart of Queens and offers easy access to all over Long Island and Manhattan Island, making it a place where one can buy a home and live near major metro destinations. Other neighborhoods located nearby include Ridgewood to its west, Forest Hills to the east and Cypress Hills to the south across Highland Park.

Real estate in Glendale, New York, includes many homes that are single and multi family homes that are 1 or 2 stories with many aligned in rows. Those living here are excellently served by amenities, shopping and businesses as well as nearby recreations at popular parks. Thanks to its rich history and diversity, one can also experience all the architecture, restaurants, and attractions that bear an international flavor. Shopping is also one of the many things that can be enjoyed here, with the newest retail center being The Shops at Atlas Park, featuring many shops and a number of independent and national chain restaurants. Those such as Chili's Grill & Bar, California Pizza Kitchen, Manor Oktoberfest, Johnny Rockets and Shiro of Japan are featured eateries that are local favorites. As far as recreations, there is the town favorite park called Forest Park where a variety of fun and refreshing activities can be found. Forest Park is complete with a bandshell that host events and shows; it also has a golf course and paths for jogging, running, skating and trail riding. With its splendid living amenities and exciting destinations just a few short miles away, Glendale NY real estate should definitely be considered.

Those interested in Glendale NY real estate, start your search for Glendale homes and its range of property choices available through the powerful Property Search access provided here. Search single family homes, multi-family homes, bank-owned, foreclosures, auction homes, land and other types of properties in Queens Borough. Macaluso Realty consists of experienced real estate agents who knows the market well so let us advise you with our expertise of the neighborhoods to simplify the research process for you. Having a local real estate specialist on your side will prove beneficial to your success.


Maspeth

When you shop with confidence, buy with experience and make educated decisions about buying real estate in Queens New York, you will definitely end up in the quaint and attractive city of Maspeth. Unlike any other borough in the city, Queens is in a league of its own and I will tell you why; first of all as they always say, location is key, but obviously there are so many other things to consider when buying Maspeth real estate.

Starting with location, you can’t really be in a better place in the city than Maspeth, you are neighbors with Brooklyn and Manhattan is just a short ride across the Queensboro Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, the Long Island Expressway or any number of ways through public transportation, the Bronx is also with easy reach. Next I would like to mention lifestyle and quality of life, in Maspeth you can have all of the benefits of being near the phenomenal city of Manhattan while enjoying a more family oriented environment, great single family homes (attached and detached) or maybe you’re looking for a two-family home, you have so many options with Maspeth homes for sale. Another thing I want to mention is the popular and fun beach that is a place that you can swim, play in the sand and see concerts at the band shell.

Now I don’t want to take anything away from the diverse, affluent, and beautiful cities that surround Maspeth like Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood, Rego Park, Forest Hills, Woodside and Elmhurst all of the cities have their own unique charm and appeal, so I recommend that you use the free search tools on my website to begin your search. Search Maspeth MLS listings on this web page and check for recently updated local homes. If you enjoy the amenities of living near the city, Maspeth is for you.


Middle Village

Middle Village is one of the Queens Borough neighborhoods where Macaluso Realty provides professional real estate services. Middle Village is situated in central Queens and is less than 10 miles from downtown New York City.

Middle Village is has many quality housing options in neighborhoods that are conveniently located near the heart of the New York City metro area. Residents in Middle Village enjoy peaceful living with all the amenities and comfort of a typical residential community. The Juniper Valley Park is a notable landmark that’s been around since 1915 and is a perfect place to take the family for an outdoors excursion. Residents and homes along the Juniper Valley Park enjoy the great views of the New York City Skyline.

Residential real estate in Middle Village NY includes single family residential homes, many attached residential homes and apartments. Utilize this website in your search for Middle Village NY homes for sale and real estate, where access to the MLS is provided for you to browse homes on the market. See Featured Listings of local homes that are listed with Macaluso Realty.


Rego Park

Rego Park is an upscale neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, offering its residents a quiet and well maintained living environment. Rego park takes up a small triangular area in central Queens. This neighbor is bounded by three major thoroughfares, Queens Boulevard to the northeast, Yellowstone Boulevard to the southeast and Woodhaven Boulevard to the west. Rego Park has become one of the most ideal places for Queens’ residents to live due to its well-known location and beautiful homes.

A swath of farmland until the early 20th century, the area that came to be called Rego Park was once populated by Dutch & German farmers who sold their produce in Manhattan. Later, the farmers were Chinese, and sold their goods exclusively to Chinatown. Rego Park was named after the Real Good Construction Company, which began development of the area in the mid-1920s. "Rego" comes from the first two letters of the first two words of the Real Good Construction Company. The company built 525 eight-room houses costing $8,000 each. Stores were built in 1926 on Queens Boulevard and 63rd Drive, and apartment buildings were built in 1927–28.

In Rego Park one will typically see many old, English-styled Tudor homes along tree lined streets. The majority of these charming homes were built in the early 1920’s when Rego Park was first built. However, more modern and newly-styled town houses have begun to spring up along the same streets. The rents of the apartments and condos in Rego Park are higher compared to many of the neighbors throughout Queens, but the prices are still fairly cheaper than one would expect to pay in the Big City. The demographics in Rego Park are largely diverse like the rest of the borough despite the fact that the neighborhood is less than two square miles and is only home to 40,000 people.

Shopping Districts with many smaller stores, bakeries, pharmacies and restaurants can be found along 108th Street and 63rd Drive.

Along Queens Boulevard, Rego Park is also home to some of Queens' most popular shopping destinations, including the Rego Park Center a 277,000-square-foot site across the street from Sears that features four floors of shops and a multilevel parking garage. A new shopping center, recently built on 62nd Drive across from Rego Park Center, houses a Kohl's, a Century 21 (department store), a Costco, a T.J. Maxx, a Toys "R" Us, and a Payless ShoeSource, with more stores being built. The Queens Center mall, the borough's largest, lies just to the west in Elmhurst

Aside from the many apartment buildings and multi-family houses which make up Rego Park, many homes in Rego Park are in the colonial and Tudor style with slate roofs. This is especially so in an area called the Crescents, named for its semicircular shaped streets emanating in a concentric pattern from Alderton Street, between Woodhaven Boulevard and the Long Island Rail Road. There is easy access to Manhattan via the 63rd Drive subway stop.

Rego Park is also home several American television's unforgettable characters, Archie Bunker from the 1970s sitcom All in the Family. The house shown in the credits is located at 89-70 Cooper Avenue. Rego Park was the setting of the 1980s sitcom Dear John, which took place at the fictional "Rego Park Community Center." And the CBS sitcom The King of Queens is set in Rego Park, and sometimes shows clips of the area.


Ridgewood

The urban neighborhood of Ridgewood is well-known for its brick and stone two-story buildings from the early 20th century, which give it a more Brooklyn than Queens look. Though high-density, Ridgewood is quiet and homey, working-class neighborhood.

Originally, Ridgewood was part of the Dutch settlement Bushwick and was later incorporated into the village of Brooklyn. Onderdonk House erected in 1709, which is the oldest Dutch Colonial stone house in New York City, stands as a legacy of the past. Also located at the Onderdonk House site is Arbitration Rock, which was a marker for the disputed boundary between Bushwick and Newtown and essentially Brooklyn and Queens.

There are more official historic districts in Ridgewood than anywhere else in Queens. A must-see is Stockholm Street, the only brick-paved block in Queens. Since 1908, the Ridgewood Times newspaper (a.k.a. Times Newsweekly) has covered local events and news. Every summer-time issue includes photos of block parties in Queens, and every issue includes the section "Our Neighborhood, The Way It Was" by "the Old Timer."

Ridgewood has also served as movie locations for numerous major motion pictures, including The French Connection, A Stranger Among Us, The Wanderers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Jerky Boys: The Movie, Beat Street and Cop Out. In addition to these movies, scenes for The Sopranos were filmed on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood.

Ridgewood has not escaped the surge in NYC property values, but remains a good deal for its safety, convenience to Manhattan, and eye-catching housing stock. Look for 1920s row houses with decorative cornices and lintels and bow windows.

Ridgewood is a densely settled neighborhood, with housing stock ranging from six-family buildings near the Brooklyn border to two-family and single-family row houses deeper into Queens.


Woodside

Woodside, New York is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens and is approximately 8 miles northeast of downtown New York City. This diverse community is home to areas of residential developments as well as dinning and shopping sections. One can find a number of international flavors for dinning and shopping choices as well as many year round events and celebrations in town. There is much to explore and experience in town but then there are also many neighborhoods around Woodside to see, then you have many more exciting areas on Manhattan Island and New York City. Indeed, owning Woodside real estate gives you an investment in an area with access to many things to do and places to see in the world famous city of New York.

View Woodside NY Homes and browse the latest properties for sale in this neighborhood or surrounding neighborhoods, also feel free to search for homes to do a general property search. Macaluso Realty is a long established family real estate business located in nearby Middle Village that first set up office in 1974. With extensive knowledge and expertise in the various boroughs and neighborhoods of New York City, we are here to help you successfully buy and sell real estate. With a long tradition of providing excellent customer service and values, we will treat you like family and help you throughout every real estate transaction and make sure you are taken care of.

If you are looking to buy or sell homes in Woodside, Middle Village, Glendale and Maspeth or anywhere in Queens and surrounding areas, we are here to represent you.