Queens Village on the eastern edge of Queens is a suburban, middle-class neighborhood with a LIRR train station. It's a modest neighborhood of single-and multi-family houses on small plots. There are a small number of apartment buildings and co-ops.
The neighborhood is diverse, attracting young families and immigrants from the Caribbean, Philippines, India, Latin America, and elsewhere. Developed in the 1920s and 1930s, the suburban homes attracted city-dwellers. The trend continues to this day.
Queens Village is a residential neighborhood that's safe and quiet. Although the homes and yards of the middle-class neighborhood are well maintained, the commercial strip along Jamaica Avenue hasn't kept up. It reflects poorly on Queens Village. Shopping options locally are quite limited.
Queens Village is bordered by Hillside and Braddock Avenues to the north where it meets Bellerose and Hollis Hills. To the east is Bellerose along Gettyburg Street and 225th Street, and then Nassau County and Belmont Park. To the south is Cambria Heights along Murdock Avenue. To the west is Francis Lewis Boulevard and the neighborhoods of Holliswood, Hollis, and St. Albans. The western edge of the neighborhood is also known as Bellaire.
The Long Island Railroad station at Queens Village is a key attraction to living in the neighborhood. The commuter train runs to Penn Station in Manhattan and to downtown Brooklyn in about 30 minutes. The neighborhood is also convenient to the Cross Island Parkway and Grand Central Parkway.
What's in a Name?
Queens Village has had four names. In colonial days, the area was known as Little Plains, part of a much larger treeless plain. In the early 1800s a hamlet in the area was Brushville. Then in the mid-1800s the name changed to Queens, named after the county (not yet a borough). As development grew after becoming part of New York City in the late 1800s, the name got changed again to Queens Village.
Lloyd Neck, a village in Suffolk County, farther east on Long Island, was known in the 1800s as Queens Village. The village had then been part of Queens County.
- Queens Library at Glendale - 94-11 215th Street, Queens Village, NY 11428
- Parking is fairly abundant, except on the main commercial roads.
- Post Office - 20920 Jamaica Ave, Queens Village, NY 11428
- Police Station - 105th Precinct, 92-08 222nd Street, Queens Village, NY, 718-776-9090
- Community Board 13 - 219-41 Jamaica Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11428, 718-464-9700
- Schools - P.S. 018 The Winchester School; P.S./I.S. 295; I.S. 109 Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School; P.S. 034 John Harvard School; Martin Van Buren High School; Edward M. Funk School (PS 33); P.S. 135 The Bellaire School; Saints Joachim and Anne School; Our Lady of Lourdes School
- Zip Code - 11427, 11428, 11429