Hillcrest is a neighborhood in New York, New York.
Hillcrest has a character that caters to a fairly diverse group of people. Most areas in Hillcrest are reasonably quiet, as there are low levels of noise from traffic. There is a fair amount of greenery in this neighborhood; there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to relax in, which makes them very easy to get to from most locations in Hillcrest. Residents will also find that the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. Finally, this part of the city has many areas to explore. Although the nightlife is limited, there are a very large number of people around most of the time.
In Hillcrest, roughly 45% of buildings are single detached homes, while the remainder are mainly duplexes and townhouses. Most homes in this neighborhood were constructed prior to the 1960s, during its most significant housing boom. This part of the city also has a variety of housing size options - it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about 70% of the dwellings in Hillcrest whereas the remainder are rented.
It is a very short walk to get to primary as well as high schools from most houses for sale in this part of New York. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Regarding food, property owners in Hillcrest will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Likewise, with 30-odd restaurants and cafes in Hillcrest, there is typically a place to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner. It is also a rather short distance to a decent selection of clothing stores.
Hillcrest permits house buyers to move around by a diversity of means of transportation. The public transit network in Hillcrest is especially accessible. In particular, there are around 10 bus lines crossing the neighborhood, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. This area is also very conducive to walking; running common errands is very convenient, and a variety of businesses are quite nearby. Biking is easy in Hillcrest because this neighborhood is home to an excellent bicycling infrastructure.