Jamaica Hills is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Jamaica Hills offers a variety of experiences for home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. There are many things to do in this part of the city for those looking for a dynamic vibe. Even though the nightlife is limited, there are often a very large number of people around. There is a fair amount of greenery in this neighborhood; there are a few parks nearby for residents to relax in, making them very easy to access. Moreover, residents will find that there are many tree-lined streets.
Most of the housing growth in Jamaica Hills took place before the 1960s. In this neighborhood, roughly one third of buildings are large apartment buildings, while the remainder are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. The split between home owners and renters is about even. This neighborhood also has a very good selection of unit sizes - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is very often feasible for property owners in Jamaica Hills to purchase general and specialty groceries on foot. Likewise, thanks to 30-odd restaurants and cafes in Jamaica Hills, there is usually a place to get a meal or a beverage just around the corner, for example on Parsons Boulevard. It is also convenient to reach a selection of clothing stores on foot. As far as education is concerned, both primary and secondary schools are very easy to walk to from anywhere in Jamaica Hills. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Home owners in Jamaica Hills are served with several choices to move around without using a car. This part of New York benefits from an excellent public transit system. In particular, there are around 10 bus lines passing through the neighborhood, and most houses are very close to a bus stop. It is also especially convenient for people walking to move around in this part of New York; carrying out daily needs is very easy on foot, and many businesses of different types can be found as well. It is convenient to travel by bike in this part of the city as there are a fair number of bike lanes.