Neighborhood Spotlight

5 Safest Neighborhoods in Queens

Is Queens safe? Yes! Queens, NY is a beautiful place to live, visit and work! It is a safe and wonderful mixture of cultures and foods. Queens, a borough of New York City, has more languages than any place in the world. It is a destination for tourists and immigrants from around the world. Even New Yorkers love to explore all the exciting food and attractions there. Here are five of Stride Movers’ favorite Queens neighborhoods.

forest hills

Forest Hills

Median sale price: $329,000

Median rental price: $2,100/month

Forest Hills is a family-friendly neighborhood that might make you forget you’re in a city at all. Residences here range fromĀ  apartment spacious apartment complexes to gigantic(!) Tudor-style single-family houses. The neighborhood feels alive with children and places to enjoy the outdoors. However, if you’re looking for hustle and bustle, Forest Hills may be too sleepy for you. For families, and people who want a quiet, spacious lifestyle, Forest Hills is certainly one of the safest neighborhoods in Queens.

jackson heights

Jackson Heights

Median sale price: $315,000

Median rental price: $1,800 / month

Jackson Heights is an exciting destination for tourists and New York City residents alike. Home to a myriad of ethnic populations, but primarily known for being home to “Little India”. Go here for affordable homes, an easy commute to Manhattan, a mix of young and old. And delicious Indian food! Calm and welcoming, Jackson Heights easily makes our list of the safest neighborhoods in Queens.

safest neighborhoods in queens - long island city

Long Island City (LIC)

Median sale price: $769,000

Median rental price: $2,450 / month

At these prices, are we even still in Queens? You bet! What used to be an industry city is now one of the hottest and fastest-growing neighborhoods in all of the borough. Since Long Island City is right across the East River from Manhattan, the commutes from this neighborhood are a breeze. Developers have certainly caught on, and the beautiful waterfront is filled with new high-rise residential developments. Pay enough money and you can have your very own view of the Manhattan skyline (hey, not even people in Manhattan have that)! There is a lot of nightlife here as well.

safest neighborhoods in queens - sunnyside


Median sale price: $761,000

Median rental price: $3,248 / month

Okay, it’s pricey – but there’s something about Sunnyside that is so glorious. Close to Manhattan? Check. Residential feel but urban enough? Check. Delicious restaurants from all over the world? Check! The reasonable rents used to be a draw, but now it seems to one of the priciest areas in the borough. However, if you can afford a little slice of Sunnyside, we strongly suggest you go for it! Or, if you are a tourist, you can come to Sunnyside and see a sweet area of the city where mostly locals go.

safest neighborhoods in queens - astoria


Median sale price: $475,000

Median rental price: $2,167 / month

Known for it’s delicious Greek food, Astoria has certainly seen a renaissance in the past few years. Think affordable apartments, spacious streets, and quick commutes to Manhattan. Aside from Greek food, Astoria has a mix of every type of food you could want. Move to Astoria if you want a new pulse on an old-world vibe.

Moving to Queens

Are you moving to Queens? Stride Movers has been doing moves in Queens for over 15 years. We treat customers like family, and always go the extra mile. Let us help you move to or from any neighborhood in New York City. Get a free moving quote today!

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