Far Rockaway, Queens

Far Rockaway, Queens

by nabewise

Infomation

Part of the Rockaway Peninsula, Far Rockaway is an oceanfront nabe in Queens. Peppered with vast amounts of land, Far Rockaway offers a lot to potential developers. Historically significant, Far Rockaway's buildings and landscape have persevered through numerous different economic and social climates.

Top Votes – Score out of 100

Quiet
75%
Quiet 75
Parking 63
Community 63
Public Transportation 51
Public Schools 50

Lowest – Score out of 100

Income
3%
Nightlife 25
Shopping 25
Dining 25
Singles 13
Income 3

Top Reviews from Travel Rentals Neighborhoods

Far Rock isn't so great

Far Rock is a pretty crime-filled neighborhood smack dab on the edge of New York City. The beach is right there but you would never know it looking at the grimey neighborhoods bordering it. I walked down to the boardwalk just last night and was amazed at how different the vibe is just 5 mins away from my father’s apartment. It could be so much more… instead it looks like a ghostly image of some resort. The A train on Mott Avenue is your best bet for getting here.

johnny w.

I never knew the A train went so far!!!

SO when I first moved out on my own I was seeking a place of refuge and solitude. I know what you are thinking how is that possible in NYC, well I happened to find the only place where the train literally hovers over the channel of water right near JFKairport. FAR ROCKAWAY, and man is it far! The A train to downtown takes approximately an hour if lucky. The only thing I can say is I lived literally less than 1 block away from Rockaway beach. Waking up and taking a jog along the boardwalk with the ocean breeze on a nice day in May is what I miss the most about this somewhat hidden place. Far Rockaway is technically in the borough of Queens but it is definitely a different feel from your LIC and Astoria. I dont suggest living in Far Rockaway though it is up and coming but its a nice place to visit from 60th st up to the 100’s. If you are a surfer dude or dudette there is a strictly surfers part of the beach around the 60’s so soak up the sun and have fun!!!

Angelica O.

Summer spot

It’s such a charming place, it seems preserved in the 1950’s and is incredibly beautiful. I imagine its dead during the off season, but during the summer, it is really amazing and lively. Everyone is so friendly, the perfect definition of a beach town.

Ryan O.