The neighborhood of Glen Oaks is situated within the city of New York, New York.
Glen Oaks is a fairly good neighborhood to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. This part of New York is good for those who need quiet surroundings, as there are generally low levels of noise from traffic. Finally, greenery is quite present in this area; there are around 20 public green spaces close by for residents to check out, including Cross Island Parkway, which makes them very easy to get to. Residents will also find that numerous streets have reasonably good tree coverage.
Duplexes are the most common housing type, representing about 40% of the dwellings in Glen Oaks, and the rest of the homes are mainly large apartment buildings. This neighborhood has quite a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About three quarters of the population of this neighborhood own their home whereas renters make up the remainder. A majority of the housing growth in this area happened before the 1960s.
It is very often an option for property owners in Glen Oaks to do grocery shopping on foot. Furthermore, a restaurant is often just around the corner, and residents can enjoy a few cafes as well. As far as education is concerned, primary as well as high schools are very easy to reach on foot from most houses for sale in Glen Oaks. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
This neighborhood enables home buyers to move around by different means of transportation. Commuting by public transit is convenient in this area. In particular, there are a few bus lines traversing the neighborhood, and the closest bus stop is generally very close. This area will also attract active people because it is convenient for walking; many daily needs can be carried out on foot. It is at times difficult to get around by bicycle in Glen Oaks because this part of the city is home to a somewhat poor bicycling infrastructure, and there is a significant amount of elevation changes.