The neighborhood of College Point is located within the city of New York, New York.
Home buyers who prefer a calm ambience will enjoy College Point. The greenery in this area is quite prominent as the majority of streets have reasonably good tree coverage. It is easy to reach public green spaces from a large number of locations in the neighborhood since there are a few of them close by for residents to relax in. This neighborhood is also fairly good for those who need a quiet atmosphere, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - however noise can be bothersome near Van Wyck Expressway or Whitestone Expressway.
Duplexes are the main housing type, representing around 40% of the dwellings in College Point, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings and single detached homes. This area has a good variety of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of home owners and renters are about even. A majority of the housing growth in this part of the city took place pre-1960.
Locals will find that no matter where their house is located in College Point, primary as well as high schools are close by. Locals have the choice between public and private elementary schools. In terms of eating, it is especially easy to access both a general and a specialty grocery store on foot from most houses for sale in College Point. College Point Boulevard is among the best streets for groceries. Likewise, there are a fair number of opportunities in close proximity for those who value restaurants and cafes. It is also a rather short distance to a good variety of clothing stores.
This part of the city will draw home owners that appreciate various means of transportation. Thanks to a few nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this area is accessible. College Point will also appeal to active house buyers as it is very suitable for traveling on foot; many daily needs are convenient to carry out without the use of a car, and plenty of businesses are close by. It is challenging to commute by bike in College Point as traveling by bike is rendered strenuous by the often sloping area, and there are a limited number of bike lanes.