The neighborhood of Jamaica Estates is part of the city of New York, New York.
The character of Jamaica Estates is exemplified by its slower-paced atmosphere. This neighborhood is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets are generally calm. Finally, greenery is very present in this part of the city as most streets have very good tree coverage. There are a few green spaces nearby for residents to visit, which results in them being very easy to reach from most locations within Jamaica Estates.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing many of the dwellings in Jamaica Estates, while the rest are mainly single detached homes. Most of the housing growth in this area took place before the 1960s. This neighborhood offers mainly three bedroom and one bedroom homes. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even.
House buyers in this neighborhood will appreciate that a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a short walk away. Additionally, with 20-odd restaurants and cafes in this neighborhood, there is usually a spot to get a meal or beverage just around the corner. It is also a rather short distance to a reasonable variety of clothing stores, for example along Union Turnpike. In terms of education, in Jamaica Estates, locals will almost always be able to reach both primary and secondary schools on foot.
Jamaica Estates permits property owners to travel using a variety of methods of transportation. Property owners can depend on public transit to move around in this area. More precisely, residents benefit from approximately 20 bus lines, and the nearest bus stop is typically very close. It is also very easy for pedestrians to move around in this area; carrying out daily needs is especially convenient by walking, and a fair number of businesses of different types can be found as well. This neighborhood is not particularly cycling-friendly as bike riders are faced with a significant amount of hills. Nevertheless, the cycling infrastructure is fairly good.