Rockaway Park is a neighborhood within New York, New York.
Despite the somewhat busy feel, there are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Rockaway Park. To be more specific, it is very easy to reach parks in the neighborhood since there are around 10 of them close by for residents to enjoy. Despite the abundance of parks, most streets have sub-par tree coverage. Lastly, most parts of this neighborhood are very calm and quiet, but some other areas can be noisy, especially near Rockaway Freeway or the railway line.
Large apartment buildings are the predominant housing type, representing around 45% of the dwellings in Rockaway Park, and the rest of the properties are mainly small apartment buildings, duplexes, and single detached homes. This part of New York offers mainly two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy around 60% of the properties in Rockaway Park and 40% are occupied by owners. The average year of construction for buildings in this part of New York is 1952.
Both primary and secondary schools are very easy to reach on foot from most properties for sale in this area. At the elementary level, both public and private schools can be found. Regarding food, property owners in Rockaway Park will welcome that a grocery store is always only a very short walk away. Residents benefit from around 40 restaurants and coffee shops as well.
Rockaway Park will please home owners that value a variety of means of transportation. Home buyers can count on public transit to get around in this neighborhood. In particular, rapid transit stations, such as Beach 98 St Station, Rockaway Park - Beach 116 St Station and Beach 105 St Station with access to the A | 8 Avenue Express Line and S | Rockaway Park Shuttle Line, are not very far away from the greater part of properties in the neighborhood. There are a few bus lines, and bus stops are not very far-removed from most homes. This part of the city is also reasonably well-suited for walking, although day-to-day errands are occasionally difficult to run without having to use a vehicle. Biking is easy in Rockaway Park since there are a limited number of hills for cyclists to brave, and the bicycling infrastructure is reasonably extensive.