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About South Jamaica Neighborhood

South Jamaica is a residential neighborhood south of downtown Jamaica in Eastern Queens. The neighborhood has a large Afro-Caribbean population, reflected in the many Caribbean restaurants and stores. Guyanese and Bangladeshis make up a large portion of newcomers to the community. The neighborhood is far removed from Manhattan and feels like a retreat from city life, with many family-friendly green areas and big department stores and grocery stores nearby. It also provides easy access to the nearby ocean for summer getaway days. Most residences are in two-story homes, with prices in the lower range.

Average Rental Prices in South Jamaica

These are the average rental prices in South Jamaica 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

    N/A
  • 1 Bedroom

    $1,800
  • 2 Bedroom

    $2,075
  • 3 Bedroom

    $2,357

Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in South Jamaica

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

Credit Score
680

Transportation

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

Available Subway Lines:

No subway lines in South Jamaica

Crime Rate in South Jamaica

Crime rate: 5 out of 10
Approximately 16.8148 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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Schools

P.S. 050 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School

P.S. 160 Walter Francis Bishop

P.S. 040 Samuel Huntington

P.S. 048 William Wordsworth

Ps 354

P.S. 140 Edward K Ellington

P.S. 223 Lyndon B. Johnson

P.S. 045 Clarence Witherspoon

P.S. 123

P.S. 116 William C. Hughley

John Adams High School

I.S. 238 Susan B Anthony

J.H.S. 226 Virgil I. Grissom

J.H.S. 008 Richard S. Grossley

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