Rockaway Apartments for Rent

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About Rockaway Neighborhood

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Rockaway has a suburban, neighborhood-y feel with plenty of kids riding bikes and an intense calm emanating from the nearby ocean. Its homes are mostly two stories, with garages and lawns. The neighborhood has been described as a surfer’s paradise and an artists’ retreat, with houses and rents in a lower price range than much of NYC. The neighborhood has been revitalized since Hurricane Sandy, with new condominiums and a plethora of family-friendly restaurants, many boasting unique ethnic cuisines like Uzbeki and Peruvian. Residents with jobs in Manhattan will experience longer commute times, but some say this grants the area a “best of both worlds” bonus—it is both in the city and an oceanside retreat.

Average Rental Prices in Rockaway

These are the average rental prices in Rockaway 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 Rockaway

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 Rockaway. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
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Crime Rate in Rockaway

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 18.5962 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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