Flushing Neighborhood Review - Queens Moving Guide

Find everything you need to know about the Flushing neighborhood. Learn about real estate, average prices to rent & buy, leisure, entertainment, and more.
Queens Flushing
Editors Rating (4 stars out of 5)
7.4 Overall
Average Rent Prices 9
Public transportation 5
Schools 8
Lifestyle 8
Crime 7

Although the majority of Flushing is residential, especially North Flushing, the neighborhood has been experiencing a building boom with a handful of residential developments taking place. This Flushing neighborhood review will look at public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.

From mega-malls to sports arenas to large residential homes, this neighborhood, located north of Long Island Expressway and south of Willets Point Boulevard, has a lot in store for the future. Flushing is a very diverse neighborhood and this is reflected in the numerous ethnic groups that reside in the area.

There is a large Asian community, which began with an influx of Taiwanese and South Korean immigrants moving to the area in the 1970s. Today, Flushing is home to many ethnic communities, including Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, Greek, Sri Lankan, Indian, Malaysian, Colombian, Jewish, and Salvadoran communities, among many others.

Besides the plethora of shopping available in Flushing, Flushing Meadows Corona Park offers much in the way of leisure and recreation. Once the site of the Worlds Fair in 1934 and then again in 1964, visitors can find many unique structures which remain relics of the fairs.

CitiField, north of the park, is home to the Mets MLB team, and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home to the US Open, both continue to attract sports enthusiasts.

You'll also find the NY Hall of Science, Queens Theatre, Queens Museum, and the Queens Botanical Garden at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Fun Fact: According to the NYC Department of Parks, Flushing was reputed as “America’s premiere horticultural center” throughout most of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Real Estate in Flushing Neighborhood

Real estate in Flushing, New York, is a popular and attractive option for many home buyers.

Situated on the east side of Queens, Flushing has seen significant growth over recent years and is now considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the borough. The neighborhood offers a diverse blend of housing options, from classic family homes to modern condos and luxury apartments.

Flushing is an ideal place for commuters since it’s close to Manhattan and has easy access to other parts of the borough via public transportation. In addition to its proximity to New York City, Flushing has several excellent amenities that make it highly desirable for individuals, families, and businesses. The area has great restaurants, shopping experiences, and a strong employment base with multiple corporate business centers.

As an added bonus, Flushing has a wide range of outdoor activities that make it a great destination for those seeking some recreational activity. There are numerous parks, playgrounds, beaches, golf courses, and tennis courts, perfect for those looking to enjoy outdoor fun or enjoy the beautiful scenery around them.

Average Rental Prices in Flushing

1 Bed$2,200
2 Beds$2,600
3 Beds$3,300
PropertyNest Real Estate Data As of September 2023

Average Sales Prices in Flushing

1 Bed$546,000
2 Beds$729,000
3 Beds$758,000
PropertyNest Real Estate Data As of September 2023


Queens Subway

Flushing is served by the IRT Flushing Line located on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Downtown Flushing. It is served by the 7 train at all times at the busiest single subway system in Queens.

The Port Washington LIRR serves Flushing-Main Street at Main Street and 41st Avenue off Kissena Boulevard.

Bus Lines in Flushing
BusQ12, Q13, Q15, Q15A, Q16, Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q44 SBS, Q48, Q58

Subway lines in neighborhood

  • 7 7

    IRT Flushing Line

Restaurants & Dining in Flushing

Many people travel to Flushing specifically for the food, specifically authentic Asian food.

However, you may find the number of choices overwhelming, as there are many good places to eat.

The consensus seems to be for some solid South Indian cuisine to head to Ganesh Temple Canteen.

Housed in an actual Hindu temple, the cafeteria is open to the public. The masala dosa is a must-try!

If you want a quick bite of authentic Xi'an-style Chinese food, stop by Xi'an Famous Foods off Main Street and 41st Ave. This is just one of their many locations in NYC.

Looking for more of a sit-down environment for your intake of some of the best Asian food in the country?

If your appetite for dumplings is still not satiated, head over to White Bear for a spicy variety and other Chinese classics.

With many Korean joints being very traditional and excellent, try The COOP for a different flavor.

This late-night gastropub offers fusion-style Korean with great after-hours food and amazing drinks!

Flushing is also known for some great dessert spots like Prince Tea House, offering excellent tea and homemade desserts.

Bring a date to this comfortable and luxurious spot with great table service centrally located on Main Street.

Public & Charter Schools

The schools in Queens are supervised through district 25.

District 25 stretches across a very diverse population in north-central Queens, from Chinatown to the suburbs of College Point.

Diversity is not is short supply due to the high population of international families living in the area.

There are many well-regarded, neighborhood schools to choose from in Flushing but students usually attend a school based on the location of their residence.

Local Schools in Flushing
Holy Cross High SchoolPrivate Catholic - 9-12 - 886 studentsStrong student-teacher communication, Encouraging and supportive staff, active PTA (Mother's Guild and Fathers Club), safe and friendly environment
Archbishop Molloy High SchoolPrivate Catholic, 9-12, 1489 studentsChallenging courses, diverse student body, hands-on supportive teachers, an open environment offering a variety of courses
Flushing High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 2,234 studentsCalm, safe environment. Oldest established high school in NYC. Nice selection of music and art classes.
P.S. 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood SchoolPublic - PK-3 - 405 studentsCaring teachers, excellent leadership, and involved parents. Most teachers work with each other to give the right amount of homework.
Rachel Carson Immediate School (I.S. 237)Public - 6-8 - 1,183 studentsFriendly and engaging teachers, provides schedules according to student's interest in music, art, etc., strong security
P.S. 21 Edward HartPublic - PK-5 - 1,351 studentsGifted programs for above-average academic students, responsible teachers
The Active Learning Elementary School (TALES)Public - PK-3 - 440 studentsA focus on health, nutrition and physical education, all vegetarian lunch menu, one of the city's top-performing schools
Flushing Christian SchoolPrivate - K-8 - 131 studentsThe small class sizes. Individualized attention for each student. Challenging curriculum - students are well prepared academically in Math, Science, English, Music, foreign language, sign language is also taught along with moral grounding through religion.
The Windsor SchoolPrivate, Boarding - 7-12 - 135 students7:1 student-teacher ratio. Small class sizes. Clean and comfortable environment.

How Safe is the Flushing Neighborhood?

The Flushing neighborhood in Queens, New York, is generally considered safe.

Crime rates in the area are below the citywide average, and people from all walks of life coexist peacefully in this vibrant community.

The Flushing police precinct is well-respected and works hard to keep crime low in the area.

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 10.5195 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
Low Medium High

The cultural diversity of Flushing makes it unique among other neighborhoods in New York City. It is home to many immigrants from China, Korea, India, and Bangladesh, as well as traditional American families.

Despite its diversity, however, there have been no reports of serious ethnic or racial tension within the Flushing community itself.

In addition to its safety record, Flushing also offers a variety of educational opportunities for children living in the area. Schools like Flushing High School consistently score above average on state tests, while Public School 20Q offers students help with college counseling services as early as kindergarten level.

Overall, Flushing is an ideal place for residents who value safety and convenience, along with an opportunity to experience different cultures without having to leave their own backyard – making it one of the safest neighborhoods in Queens County.

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Ruth Shin
About the author

Ruth Shin is the Founder and CEO of PropertyNest. She shares in-depth insights on real estate, personal finance, and home improvement drawing from her experience as a licensed real estate agent, editing personal finance publications, and managing many home renovation projects. Ruth graduated with a BA from Hunter College in Writing, History, and Special Honors.