Flushing, Queens is rich in its cultural diversity with neighborhoods that go from densely populated downtown Flushing to the suburban, tree-lined streets of Broadway-Flushing, and many other neighborhoods that offer a variety of Flushing homes for sale.
Other neighborhoods of Flushing include Auburndale, Murray Hill and North Flushing, Bowne Park, Willets Point, Linden Hill, and Kew Garden Hills. With a growing population of over 220,000, Flushing offers a variety of housing options including co-ops, condos, single-family homes, and multi-family homes.
The Homes and their Price Tags
Co-Ops for sale run between $200,000 to the millions for luxury new constructions. Flushing condos for sale are rarer and sell from $400,000 for a one-bedroom in an older condo. A newer building in the mecca of downtown Flushing goes closer to the 1 to 2 million dollar mark. One-family homes for sale vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Lovely Auburndale, with its beautifully built Tudor homes, capes and colonials can be sold for as little as the $700,000’s for an attached home to a high of $1.4 million for a newly constructed modern one-family home. Broadway-Flushing homes for sale go from comfortable average lots to stately grand mansions on larger lots, ranging from $900,000 to $1.6 million.
Flushing two-family houses are very popular and will sell, in most cases, for a million to $1.5 million dollars. They attract both buyers to live in and investors, as the demand for the area, with its excellent transportation options, makes Flushing two-family homes easy to rent for top prices.
The Schools and Transport
Public schools are great sources of inspiration when thinking of buying a home in Flushing and its surroundings. The famous #7 train gets a Flushing homeowner to Manhattan in as little as 25 minutes, and the connecting buses have been upgraded with reliable schedules to get you to the #7 train easily and pretty FAST. The newly reconstructed LIRR can be boarded in Auburndale, Broadway-Flushing, Murray Hill and Main Street stops and takes exactly 20-28 minutes to get to Penn Station.
Lovely Spots in Flushing
In the neighborhood’s centeris Bowne Park - Flushing’s crown jewel for runners, walkers, sunbathers, and young families playing in the newly renovated playground. Turn around and you will see people practicing tai-chi, and another group playing a round of bocce-ball - a testament to the area’s diversity.
Downtown Flushing is a bustling self-contained city all by itself with some of the best restaurants anywhere and every variety is imaginable! It even has its own Chinese New Year parade!
Major attractions include Flushing Town Hall and Bowne House, the oldest surviving structure in Queens. A short walk from downtown Flushing takes you to Citi Field (formally known as Shea Stadium), the New York Hall of Science, and Flushing Meadow Park which is comprised of a stunning sports center that is open to the public, including an aquatic center with Olympic size pool, an ice skating rink, and Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, where the New York Tennis Open is held annually. Another beautiful park near Main Street is Kissena Park, which includes one of only 26 remaining velodromes in the entire country.
If you are buying or selling a home in Flushing you have the best of all worlds with shops and transportation always nearby, parks for recreation, theaters, a nearby CSA-seasonal farmer’s market, great schools, homes and investment properties for sale. These properties will hold their value while providing a great profit if you are thinking of selling your Flushing co-op, condo or house!