Market Overview for Quarter 4, 2020
Median Sale Price
No. of Transactions
Queens Median Sale Price
In Quarter 4, the median home sale price in Kew Gardens was $350K, down 6% year-over-year. There were a total of 41 transactions, representing a 10% drop compared to Quarter 4 last year. The median price per square foot was $512, a 0% YoY change. In Quarter 4, the median home sale price in Queens was $560K.
Kew Gardens Neighborhood Map
The small, charming neighborhood of Kew Gardens is smack dab in the middle of Queens and is known for its curving streets. With a diverse, middle-class population, housing options are various: garden apartments, co-ops, multi-family homes, and single-family homes. There's a station on the Long Island Railroad and lots of green space.
Top most expensive neighborhoods in Queens
Kew Gardens median price compared with other neighborhoods in Queens
Property values in Kew Gardens are lower compared to the borough of Kew Gardens overall.
Kew Gardens median price compared with all the neighborhoods in Queens
|Neighborhood||Borough||Median Sale Price|
|Ditmars - Steinway||Queens||$915,000|
|Old Howard Beach||Queens||$628,000|
|South Ozone Park||Queens||$556,500|
|Astoria Heights / Upper Ditmars||Queens||$447,500|
|Kew Gardens Hills||Queens||$368,000|
Residential Properties Sold in Kew Gardens
|Property Type||Median sale price||Y-o-Y||Median sale price/sqft||Y-o-Y||Transactions|
The median house sale price in Kew Gardens in Quarter 4 was $970K, up 38% year-over-year. However, median condo prices in Kew Gardens remained flat year-over-year at $505K. Median coop sale price in Kew Gardens were $277K, a change of -10% year-over-year.
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Kew Gardens Neighborhood Guide
Kew Gardens was built as one of seven planned garden communities between the late 1800s and through to 1950 and is known as a haven for those who want plenty of greenery and quiet neighbors - the third largest park in Queens is within walking distance. Residents can walk or jog on a private road any time of the year, and there are even horseback riding paths. This is a neighborhood that is undergoing changes and is a great example of the old world meeting the future.
Architecture and landmarks
The real estate market and architectural style of Kew Gardens varies not just from one area to the next, but from one side of the street to the other. In most areas, it's easy to find a mix of one-family homes that sell for well over a million dollars, apartment complexes, coops, and buildings that have been converted to condos, though the most prevalent type of housing is apartment buildings between five and ten stories high. A trip to the border of the neighborhood, near Richmond Hill, reveals a number of small, attached homes, many of which are built for two- or three-families, though developers are tearing these down in favor of building apartment buildings. The classic architectural style in Kew Gardens was once English and neo-Tudor, and though older buildings in the area reflect this, modern buildings are taking over. Many people consider this neighborhood to be historically significant, but it does not have any landmark protection at all. Kew Gardens has only two entries on the National Register of Historic Places: Maple Grove Cemetery and the Ralph Bunche house.
Kew Gardens is an extremely accessible neighborhood both by car and via public transit. Those who drive can choose from the Van Wyck Expressway, Grand Central Parkway, Queens Boulevard, Jackie Robinson Parkway, and the Union Turnpike - all of which intersect at the Kew Gardens Interchange. There is a subway station at Union Turnpike that has access to the E and F trains, as well as a Long Island Rail Road Stop. There are five local bus routes along with numerous express bus routes straight to Manhattan.
There is one public elementary school in Kew Gardens, PS 99, which is a magnet school that's specifically for students who are interested in pursuing law. The majority of middle school students in Kew Gardens will attend Russel Sage Junior High School in nearby forest Hills, and the designated high school for the area is Hillcrest High School in the Jamaica neighborhood. There are no Catholic schools in the neighborhood, though there is one in Richmond and one in Forest Hills. The neighborhood has four Jewish schools.
There isn't a hospital within Kew Gardens, but the closest options are New York Presbyterian in Flushing or Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital. Residents can visit one of a few private practices in the neighborhood or visit one of the nearby neighborhoods to have the medical care they need.
Kew Gardens is policed by the 102nd Precinct of the New York Police Department. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the city, with just 8.77 crimes per 1,000 residents in 2016.
Things to do
The commercial center of Kew Gardens revolves around Lefferts Boulevard, most notably between Metropolitan Avenue and Austin Street. Many long-time favorites of the locals are here, including the Kew Gardens Cinema, where movie goers can take in a wide selection of indie films from around the world, Austin's Steak, Dani's Pizzeria, and the Comic Den.
There are also a number of international spots worth stopping for, including the Romaskha Russian grocery store, the Uzbekistan Cultural Center, and Coconuts, a nightclub with a Caribbean theme. There are also many other popular stores including the Homestead Gourmet Shop, Thyme Natural Market, and Dolce Vita Apparel.
There is a Queens Library branch of Kew Gardens that includes monthly special events. This neighborhood borders Forest Park, one of the largest parks in all of Queens.