Cambria Heights is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Home buyers who prefer a slower-paced atmosphere will enjoy Cambria Heights. Greenery is reasonably prominent in this part of New York as the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. It is very easy to reach green spaces from most locations in the neighborhood, since there are approximately 10 of them nearby for residents to relax in, such as Cross Island Parkway. This part of New York is reasonably quiet overall, as there are low levels of noise from traffic.
The main housing types in Cambria Heights are single detached homes and townhouses. This area experienced its latest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this time period. This part of the city has a choice of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around 85% of the dwellings in the neighborhood are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented.
It is usually an option for house buyers in this part of the city to buy general and specialty groceries on foot. Furthermore, Cambria Heights is a good place in which to eat out, and property owners can enjoy a few cafes as well. A decent selection of clothing stores is also situated within a reasonably short walking distance, for instance along Linden Boulevard. As far as education is concerned, residents will appreciate that wherever their house is located in Cambria Heights, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. Apart from public schools, Cambria Heights is home to private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Home owners in this area are provided with several alternatives to travel without the need for a car. It is very easy for pedestrians to navigate Cambria Heights; all day-to-day needs can be met on foot, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. Biking is also easy in Cambria Heights since bicycling is made easier by the generally flat terrain, and the cycling infrastructure is good. This area is a fairly convenient part of New York for getting around by public transit as a consequence of a few nearby bus lines. However, Cambria Heights is not particularly car friendly because coming across a parking spot is not especially easy, and the street layout is not very conducive to driving.