About Elmhurst Neighborhood

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Elmhurst is a thriving neighborhood in Western Queens full of multifamily row houses, co-ops, and apartment buildings. Immigrants from Asia and Latin America have made Elmhurst one of the most diverse areas of New York City. Roosevelt Avenue is the neighborhood’s northern border with Jackson Heights, and to the east is Corona at Junction Boulevard. It takes about 35 minutes to reach Manhattan along the 7 train. The neighborhood is architecturally diverse, with Christian churches that serve Taiwanese populations, Thai Buddhist temples, Chinese Chan Buddhist hall, and the Hindu Geeta Temple. Elmhurst is also a must for foodies—diverse populations make for remarkable Thai, Indonesian, Singaporean and Argentinian restaurants. It doesn't host any major parks, but as with the rest of Queens, the neighborhood is also home to notably large shopping malls with parking lots, many public schools and accessible hospitals.

Average Rental Prices in Elmhurst

These are the average rental prices in Elmhurst by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Elmhurst

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These trains run through Elmhurst. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 7
  • 7
  • E
  • F
  • M
  • R

Crime Rate in Elmhurst

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 9.6103 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 013 Clement C. Moore

P.S. 012 James B. Colgate

P.S. 049 Dorothy Bonawit Kole

P.S. 206 Horace Harding

P.S. 019 Marino Jeantet

P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan

P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone

51 Avenue Academy (The Path To Academic Excellence

P.S. 069 Jackson Heights

P.S. Q222 - Fire Fighter Christopher A. Santora Sc

P.S. 102 Bayview

P.S. 58 - School Of Heroes

P.S. 089 Elmhurst

William Cullen Bryant High School

Grover Cleveland High School

Forest Hills High School

Newtown High School

John Bowne High School

I.S. 5 - The Walter Crowley Intermediate School

I.S. 077

I.S. 230

I.S. 73 - The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School

J.H.S. 190 Russell Sage

I.S. 061 Leonardo Da Vinci