Far Rockaway is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Far Rockaway is a good neighborhood to buy a house in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. Most areas in this part of the city are reasonably quiet, as there are low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier areas, especially around the railway line or Rockaway Freeway. Finally, greenery is quite present in this part of New York as many tree-lined streets are prominent. It is very easy to get to parks from the majority of locations within the neighborhood, since there are approximately 30 of them nearby for residents to relax in and most homes have a park very close by.
Large apartment buildings are the main housing type, representing the majority of the dwellings in Far Rockaway, while duplexes and single detached homes are also present in the housing stock. This part of New York also has a good variety of housing size options - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy roughly three quarters of the units in the neighborhood whereas owners occupy the remainder. The median year of construction for properties in this neighborhood is 1964.
Locals will appreciate the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from all homes for sale in this part of the city. In addition to public schools, Far Rockaway is served by private schools at both the elementary and high school level. As far as food is concerned, a supermarket is usually reachable within a very short walk from most houses for sale in this part of the city. Moreover, this area is a good place in which to go out to eat, for example on Central Avenue, and a limited variety of coffee shops is available as well.
No matter the medium of transportation, it is simple to get around in Far Rockaway. A majority of the homes for sale in this part of the city are located in places that are quite well-suited for walking; many day-to-day needs can be met on foot. The bike is a fairly good method of transportation in Far Rockaway because this part of the city features a reasonably good cycling infrastructure. The public transit network in Far Rockaway is reasonably practical as a result of plenty of nearby rapid transit stations with access to the A | 8 Avenue Express Line and S | Rockaway Park Shuttle Line, and a few nearby bus lines. Driving is also a good medium of transportation in this area. Parking is easy.