The neighborhood of Canarsie is located within the city of New York, New York.
The character of Canarsie is exemplified by its slower-paced ambience. This part of New York is reasonably quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic. Lastly, there is a good amount of greenery in this area; there are approximately 10 public green spaces nearby for residents to check out, such as Paerdegat Basin Park and Gateway, making it very easy to reach them. Moreover, residents will find that most streets have reasonably good tree coverage.
Duplexes are the predominant housing type, representing about half of the dwellings in Canarsie, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This area has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between renters and home owners is about even. Most of the houses available in the housing market in this part of the city were constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, when a majority of the housing growth occurred.
It is very often feasible for property owners in Canarsie to shop for general and specialty groceries on foot. Additionally, there are over 150 restaurants and approximately 10 cafes to enjoy in Canarsie. Residents can find a good number of nearby clothing stores. With respect to education, it is a short walk to get to both primary and secondary schools from most houses for sale in Canarsie. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This neighborhood is a very good part of the city with regards to traveling without driving. Canarsie will attract active home buyers as it is especially well-suited for walking; running common errands is especially convenient, and various businesses are quite nearby. Getting around by bicycle is also easy in this part of New York as there are a fair number of bike lanes. This area has a very good public transit infrastructure. More precisely, there is Canarsie - Rockaway Parkway Station and E 105 St Station on the L | 14 St-Canarsie Local Line. House owners are served by a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most homes. On the other hand, driving is a fairly poor medium of transportation in Canarsie since coming across a parking spot is not very easy, and the street infrastructure is not very conducive to driving.