About Sunnyside Neighborhood

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Sunnyside is a small middle-class neighborhood in Western Queens that has recently received renewed attention as millennials search for cheaper rents. The area has an artistic, eclectic vibe, home to thrift store shopping and the art collective powerhouse, Flux Factory and Thalia Spanish Theatre. It boasts close proximity to Manhattan along the 7 line subway. As is the case with most of Queens, it is also home to a diverse immigrant population and an accompanying slew of ethnic restaurants. Sunnyside is a safe, quiet neighborhood with many public schools and family-friendly green spaces.

Average Rental Prices in Sunnyside

These are the average rental prices in Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside

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

Credit Score


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

Available Subway Lines:
  • 7

Crime Rate in Sunnyside

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 11.3155 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan

P.S. 199 Maurice A. Fitzgerald

P.S. 290

P.S. 078

P.S. 152 Gwendolyn Alleyne

P.S. 153 Maspeth Elem

Long Island City High School

William Cullen Bryant High School

Grover Cleveland High School

I.S. 093 Ridgewood

I.S. 010 Horace Greeley