Location: Astoria is located in Western Queens. As one would expect with a popular neighborhood, its borders are often defined quite liberally by real estate brokers. Most commonly, the southern border is assumed to be 36th avenue (or Broadway for the purists). To the west Astoria is bounded by the East River, to the east - by Steinway Street.
Character: Astoria is a wonderfully mixed neighborhood that combines some of the best things found in New York - proximity to Manhattan, relatively safe, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment, relatively affordable rents, abundance of dining options and even a budding arts scene.
Its elevated "N" train line will surely remind of you of Chicago and you can easily walk to the waterfront where the views would probably rival those of Second City.
Demographics: Mixed nationalities and income levels. Astoria has traditionally been considered one of the most heavily "Greek" areas outside of Greece and Cyprus. In addition, a number of Italians live here, not to mention the Irish, the Asians, the Eastern Europeans, the Mexicans, the Arabs and many others.
Apartments & Real Estate
Compared to Manhattan, the rents are much more reasonable, which explains the presence of non-financial-sector workers and even students in such large numbers (amazing, huh?).
Generally, the same comment applies to the price of condos. The area is not immune to luxury condo development, however. Several condo buildings have sprung up with price tags exceeding half a million dollars. Supposedly, real estate developers are eyeing the old industrial buildings across from Socrates Sculpture Park and the area along the East River waterfront.
Selected Rental Buildings
See all Astoria Rental Apartment Buildings (41 buildings)
Selected No-Fee Rental Listings
See all Astoria No-Fee Rental Apartments (15 total)
Condo & Co-op Buildings
See all Astoria Condo Apartment Buildings (7 buildings)
See our list of Astoria Co-op Apartment Buildings (4 buildings)
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