Life in Astoria!
Astoria is one of the best neighborhoods in Queens.
The last few year’s lots of young professional and hipsters have discovered the neighborhoods, but unlike parts of Brooklyn, they’re not really gentrifying the neighborhood, just raising the demand for housing. Astoria has long been a favorite neighborhood with many families living there for generations. Here are a few of the many reasons to consider living in Astoria.
Sure, real estate in Astoria has boomed, but it’s nothing like Manhattan. You can get a studio for $1500 or a one-bedroom for $1600. Of course, the more desirable locations in Astoria command higher rents: a one-bedroom for $1800 is not unheard of. But it’s likely to be in a small building on a quiet street, down the block from a great Greek cafe. We are here for all your real estate needs.
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Immigrants from across the globe have made Astoria famous for its varied cuisines. From many street corners, you can see the foods of five continents represented by nearby restaurants.
A wide range of shops and restaurants, many with a distinctive foreign flavor, can be found on bustling Ditmars Boulevard, in the heart of Astoria, Queens.
Having something for everyone is admittedly a cliché, but even if used sparingly it should apply to Astoria. The neighborhood has rentals galore, row houses and co-ops, new condominiums and a few Victorian houses; its waterfront is part beautiful parkland, part industry; there are subway stations both elevated and subterranean and, of course, there’s close to every kind of food that civilization has put forth. Fantastic Schools, Shopping, and of course fitness centers.
The Steinway family opened a piano factory and, starting in the 1870s, it had a bustling community of workers. The plant inspired the name of a busy local street (and, later, a subway station). A housing boom in the early 20th century brought in the broad ethnic mix for which Astoria is known.