About Jackson Heights Neighborhood

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Jackson Heights is a culturally-rich neighborhood located in the northwestern portion of Queens. It is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the entire nation with a charming mix of cultures – including but not limited to – Indians, Nepalese, Bangladeshis, Tibetans and Latin Americans. About half of the neighborhood was designated as a historic district. Housing is an interesting assortment of architectural beauty and consists of many prewar gems like taller apartment buildings built in French Renaissance, Tudor and Romanesque styles as well as smaller multi-family dwellings with private courtyard gardens. Travers Park is the local favorite and includes a playground, athletic fields, basketball and tennis courts.

Average Rental Prices in Jackson Heights

These are the average rental prices in Jackson Heights 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 Jackson Heights

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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

Available Subway Lines:
  • 7

Crime Rate in Jackson Heights

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 13.2129 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 012 James B. Colgate

P.S. 019 Marino Jeantet

P.S. 152 Gwendolyn Alleyne

P.S. 002 Alfred Zimberg

P.S. 092 Harry T. Stewart Sr.

P.S. 127 Aerospace Science Magne

P.S. 212

P.S. 069 Jackson Heights

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

P.S. 148 Queens

P.S. 149 Christa Mcauliffe

P.S. 228 Early Childhood Magnet School Of The Arts

P.S. 089 Elmhurst

P.S. 280

William Cullen Bryant High School

Newtown High School

I.S. 5 - The Walter Crowley Intermediate School

I.S. 230

I.S. 141 The Steinway

I.S. 73 - The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School

I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer

I.S. 010 Horace Greeley

I.S. 061 Leonardo Da Vinci