The neighborhood of Jamaica is located in the city of New York, New York.
Jamaica offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. In general, there are numerous things to do in this part of the city to enjoy. Although the nightlife is quiet, there are very often crowds of people around. Greenery is prominent in this part of New York; there are about 20 green spaces close by for residents to discover, such as Park and Liberty Park, which makes them very easy to access. Residents will also find that there are many tree-lined streets.
Roughly 30% of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in Jamaica, while the rest are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This part of New York also has a good choice of unit sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even. This neighborhood experienced its latest housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in Jamaica. 168th Street is among the best streets for food stores. In addition, a restaurant is typically just around the corner, and house buyers are served by about 40 cafes as well. It is also convenient to access a selection of clothing stores on foot, for example along Guy R Brewer Boulevard. Regarding education, residents will welcome that wherever their home is situated in this neighborhood, both primary and secondary schools are close by. Property buyers have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Jamaica is an excellent part of the city with respect to getting around without a car. Jamaica is especially transit friendly by reason of plenty of rapid transit stations with access to the Howard Beach Train, F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, J | Nassau St Local Line, E | 8 Avenue Local Line and Z | Nassau St Express Line, and over 50 nearby bus lines. Walking is also especially practical for property owners in Jamaica; most day-to-day errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle, and plenty of businesses are close by. Commuting by bicycle is at times difficult in Jamaica since there are a good number of hills. Thankfully, Jamaica has a good cycling infrastructure.