The neighborhood of Whitestone is situated in the city of New York, New York.
Whitestone offers a slower-paced environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time in green spaces. This neighborhood is reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - however some areas can be quite loud, especially near Whitestone Expressway. Lastly, greenery is quite present in this part of New York; there are around 40 parks close by for residents to enjoy, like Cross Island Parkway and Memorial Park, making them very easy to reach. Residents will also find that there are numerous tree-lined streets.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 40% of buildings in Whitestone, whereas the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, duplexes, and townhouses. A majority of the housing growth in this area took place pre-1960. This neighborhood has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around three quarters of the population of this neighborhood own their home and one quarter are renters.
Both primary and secondary schools are straightforward to walk to from most homes for sale in this neighborhood. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. With respect to food, it is usually feasible for home buyers in Whitestone to buy general and specialty groceries on foot. Francis Lewis Boulevard is among the best streets for food stores. Furthermore, Whitestone is a good place in which to go out to eat or go to a cafe. It is also a rather short walk to a reasonable choice of clothing stores.
Whitestone will attract home buyers that appreciate several means of transportation. It is very easy for pedestrians to move around in this area; many daily errands can be run without having to resort to a car, and various businesses are close by. In contrast, this neighborhood is not especially bicycling-friendly since riding is made arduous by the often sloping topography. Nonetheless, biking is more practical in some pockets than others, and Whitestone is home to a reasonably good cycling infrastructure. Owing to about 10 nearby bus lines, getting around by public transit is easy in this neighborhood. A car is also a fairly good mode of transportation in Whitestone. Most houses for sale are a short car ride from the nearest highway, such as Whitestone Expressway.