Jackson Heights apartments

Jackson Heights is the place to be if you want to be in the bustling heart of modern life in Queens, but still have access to quiet sanctuary and a neighborhood that respects its history. It’s in the north-west of Queens, between Queens Boulevard and LaGuardia Airport.

You won’t be stuck for transport in Jackson Heights as it’s home to a major transport hub where you can access the #7 subway train and the Queens Boulevard Line for the E, F, M and R lines. At the same location you can pick up buses heading in all directions, including LaGuardia, Rockaway Beach and Midtown Manhattan.

The last census showed 66,636 people living in the zip code covered by Jackson Heights. There are strong Hispanic and Asian presences, reflected in the area’s reputation for authentic dining options from around the world at a range of prices.

Jackson Heights residents have dozens of public and private schools to choose from. These include several charter schools that have dramatically turned around pupil performance and offer notably low pupil-teacher ratios.

While Jackson Heights doesn’t have many large parks, it has many smaller playgrounds. However, it’s still known as a garden city, which reflects the way many apartment blocks in the area were intentionally built with enclosed garden courtyards. These are usually gated and only accessible by residents of the surrounding blocks, so when you choose a Jackson Heights apartment, you stand a good chance of finding one with a secure and peaceful oasis to escape the bustle.

If you do want to get out and about more, Travers Park has a farmer market every Sunday morning and hosts regular concerts during the summer. There’s also a great mix of national chain and independent stores, with several small shopping districts catering to specific ethnic groups.