Elmhurst is truly at the heart of Queens, both geographically and culturally. It’s arguably the most diverse part of Queens and whatever you’re looking for, you are sure to find it near any apartments in Elmhurst.
Queens Boulevard runs right though the middle of Elmhurst, which is between Sunnyside and Corona. Major roads play a big part as the northern and southern borders of Elmhurst are defined by Roosevelt Avenue and the Long Island Expressway respectively, so the only thing stopping you getting out to Long Island or upstate is the traffic. You’ll also be spoiled for choice on public transport with numerous subway lines and bus routes passing through the area.
Compared with the population as a whole, the 100,000 or so people in Elmhurst skew younger, with more than a third of residents in their 20s or 30s. It’s reportedly one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the whole of New York City with more than 100 countries represented. That’s not only led to a wide range of restaurants, but also several major food stores for buying specialist ingredients from around the world.
Such a densely populated area is well-served by both public and private schools. The sheer number of public schools means there’s plenty of scope for choosing specialist schools, whether that be faith-based or those emphasizing particular areas of the curriculum such as the Aerospace Science Magnet School.
The site of two huge gas holders, once a dramatic if not aesthetically-pleasing landmark, was renovated in 2011 and is now the public Elmhurst Park, offering relaxation and athletic options for children and adults alike.
Finding apartments in Elmhurst, NY is not a major problems as, while housing is also diverse, buildings in multiple occupation are common. As well as larger apartment blocks, you’ll find many examples of affordable “Fedders-style” brick buildings.