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Kew Gardens Hills Neighborhood Guide

Kew Gardens Hills is a quiet and serene neighborhood located right in the middle of Queens. The neighborhood is host to Queens College and is a relatively tranquil respite from the madness of NYC.

The People

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Kew Gardens Hills is one of the biggest Orthodox Jewish Communities in New York City and is an attractive place for Orthodox Jewish people from all over. Here are the neighborhood’s demographics:

  • 23% Asian
  • 7% Black
  • 16% Hispanic
  • 50% White
  • 3% Two or more races
  • 1% Other

The Food

Kosher food in Kew Gardens Hills

Due to the demands of the neighborhood’s Orthodox residents, many restaurants in the neighborhood cater to the constraints of Kosher palettes, which results in great food for people of all backgrounds.

  • Soysauce Glatt Kosher Chinese – Soysauce has been serving Glatt Kosher Chinese food with high-quality ingredients since 2013. They offer takeout, catering, and even local delivery.
  • Grill Point NY – Grill Point is an Israeli / Middle Eastern restaurant that serves up one of a kind lamb, chicken, and turkey shawarma. They offer pickup, and delivery within 5 miles.
  • Mira Sushi Restaurant Queens – Here you’ll find upmarket sushi, Japanese, and Thai dishes in a contemporary and upscale setting.

The Vibe

Queens Residential

Kew Gardens Hills offers a great sense of community. It is a very family-oriented neighborhood, with Orthodox Jewish roots and heritage. In fact, it is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish Communities in NYC. It is also the hometown of famous musicians Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. You’re not going to find exciting nightlife here, for the most part. However, you’ll find the community and tranquility that makes neighborhoods like this so appealing for New Yorkers.

The Setting

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Kew Gardens Hills is located right in the middle of Queens. The neighborhood is bordered by Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the West, and Union Turnpike to the South. Parsons Blvd defines the neighborhood’s eastern border. The Long Island Expressway runs along the neighborhood’s Northern edges.

Kew Gardens Hills Attractions

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  • Queens College, City University of New York – Queens College is a public university within the City University of New York system. Notable alumni include Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Favraeu, and Joy Behar among many others.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park – The western part of Kew Gardens Hills borders Flushing Meadows Corona park, one of the city’s most iconic parks. Here you’ll find:
    • Sports facilities
    • Multiple ponds
    • Hiking trails
    • New York State Pavilion
    • Queens Museum – This art and education center provides the neighborhood with exhibits that showcase the unique history of Queens, one of the most diverse places in the world.
    • Queens Zoo – This 18 acre zoo features a Sea Lion exhibit, woodland trail, great plains trail, and South American trail with the unique wildlife that inhabits those areas.
    • Fountain of the Planets
    • USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center – Home of the US Open, one of the largest tennis arenas in the world.
  • Queens Botanical Garden – Queens Botanical Garden offers over two dozen gardens, sections and features over its 39 acres. Be sure to check out the
  • Kew Gardens Hills Library


New York City night time

Kew Gardens Hills is not known for its nightlife. However this can be a great thing for many people. It is beneficial to be able to come home to a quiet neighborhood, and have the nightlife of the city center just a quick bus or train ride away. However, if you’re looking for a no-frills dive within the neighborhood, Cheap Shots Sports Bar and Lounge is always an option.

Moving Here

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Now that you know what Kew Gardens Hills has to offer, 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 Kew Gardens Hills.

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