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Elmhurst Queens Neighborhood Guide

Elmhurst Queens is an archetypal New York City neighborhood. It is an almost perfect representation of the American ideal of the melting pot, and an authentic portrayal of the real New York City most tourists don’t see.

Elmhurst Queens: The Melting Pot

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Elmhurst is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens. Queens is the most diverse urban area in the world. If you really want to live in the melting pot, there might not be a better neighborhood. Here are the demographics that make up the neighborhood:

Race / Ethnicity:Percentage of Population:

Elmhurst Queens Food

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Elmhurst is an exciting neighborhood to be for foodies. The diversity of the neighborhood lends itself to a staggering diversity of cuisines and fusions, with an emphasis on Southeast Asian and Latin American cuisine. Here are some of the neighborhood’s favorites:

RestaurantCuisineDon’t Miss
AyadaThaiDrunken Noodles
Taste GoodMalaysianLaksa
JojuVietnameseAny of their sandwiches
Patacon PisaoVenezuelanArepas
Pollos MarioColombianBandeja Campesina

The Vibe

Chinatown section of Elmhurst Queens

Elmhurst Queens is a quintessential melting pot. Everything about the neighborhood reflects a dizzying array of cultures, cuisines, and personalities. The neighborhood has a dense urban feel, but it is also within the vicinity of some of the biggest parks in the city. If  trying new foods or shopping at international grocery stores sounds exciting, this neighborhood could be the right move.

Where is Elmhurst, Queens?

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Elmhurst is right in the middle of Queens. The neighborhood is bound to the south by the Long Island Expressway. It is then bound to the east by Junction Blvd. To the north, Roosevelt Ave defines most of Elmhurst’s northern border with a portion of Broadway within the neighborhood until it meets its western border at the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.


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  • Elmhurst Park – This city green space offers six acres of jogging trails, playgrounds and more. It is one of the favorite parks of the neighborhood.
  • Elmhurst Sculpture Garden – This public space is only 10’ x 10’, but its purpose is special and community oriented and reflects the values of Elmhurst as a whole. The space is meant to be an incubator for local artists to display their outdoor art and give back to the community by revitalizing overgrown lots into enjoyable city spaces.
  • Queens Center – This shopping mall offers a compact, yet exhaustive assortment of big box stores, restaurants, and more really close to home.
  • Broadway – This thoroughfare runs through the center of the neighborhood like a main artery. This is where the melting pot comes to life. You’ll find a dizzying array of restaurants and specialty shops along Broadway. It is an especially exciting place to be for foodies.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park – First and foremost it should be noted that the park is about 1-3 miles away from Elmhurst. However, the proximity is still something to be taken advantage of, as this is one of NYC’s largest, most iconic, and most unique parks. The 1964 World’s Fair took place within the park’s 897 acres, and today the park offers every sport under the sun, from tennis to kayaking. The park is also the site of the following institutions:

Moving to Elmhurst Queens

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There are so many reasons to love Elmhurst. It truly is one of the most unique and diverse neighborhoods in Queens. If you find yourself daydreaming about what it would be like to be a part of this neighborhood, you’ll need a team of professional, reliable movers to get you there.

Metropolis Moving has gained the reputation of being one of New York City’s most courteous, careful, and friendly professional moving services. Get a quote today and you’ll be on your way to living the life you envision for yourself in Elmhurst.

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