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Astoria is a densely urban neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York. It is an interesting mix of commercial properties and residential properties located in the northwest corner of Queens. It is served the 114th precinct of the NYPD. Uniquely about half of the households do not own cars so it is quite lucky that it is a pedestrian and bike friendly neighborhood. Sub-neighborhoods within Astoria include Ravenswood, Ditmars, Astoria Heights and others. It is home to many delis, bakeries, pizza shops and more. It is an extremely diverse neighborhood both ethnically and racially. Over half of all residents were born in other countries. It is a true melting pot and common ancestries include Asian, Mexican, Dominican, European, Italian and Brazilian. English is the primary language, followed by Greek, South Asian languages and Portuguese. Today the neighborhood has a vacancy rate of about 5%, meaning that housing options might be a little tight in the neighborhood. In recent years the waterfront area has been going through renovations.

The area was first settled by Dutch and German immigrants and later by Irish, Italian and Greek immigrants. The area that would one day be Astoria was settled in 1659, under the name Hallet’s Cove. It was named for one of the first landowners in the area, William Hallet. Beginning in the early 1800s, affluent New Yorkers began building large homes in the area. Hallet’s Cove was incorporated in 1839. In the later half of the 1800s German immigrants flocked to the area. Including Heinrich Steinweg, who founded the Steinway & Sons Piano Company. The family established Steinway Village, which along with Astoria later became part of the neighboring community of Long Island City. Farms were soon sold and turned into housing tracts and Long Island City was later absorbed into the larger city of New York. Pop culture references for the neighborhood include scenes in King Kong, Goodfellas, Accidental Husband, A Bronx Tale and many more.

It is a middle-class, middle-income community with a mixed workforce and job market. The average commute for residents of Astoria is 30-45 minutes. Public transportation is available in the form of bus, train and subway services. The current population of Astoria is about 78,793 and the current population density is approximately 39,963 people per square mile. The current median real estate price is $507,339 and the current average rental price is $1,742. Public schools in Astoria are operated by the New York City Department of Education. The neighborhood is also served by several private schools, including Les Enfants Montessori, St. Joseph’s Academy, Most Precious Blood School and others. It is also home to two branches of the Queens Public Library.

Real estate in Astoria is primarily small to medium sized apartments in complexes and high-rise units as well as three-deckers, duplexes and Victorian homes converted to apartments. Most structures are historic because they were built prior to 1940 and some significantly older. Most real estate is rental real estate, but there is a smattering of homes for sale. To begin your home search in Astoria, call local real estate agent and expertEd McNulty today at 516-887-3603.

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    718-786-6703
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    718-278-3630
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    718-721-6410
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    718-278-1915
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    718-932-5650
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    718-784-5250
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    718-728-4646
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    718-361-7464
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    718-278-1220
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    718-932-0909
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