Why is queens in New York City so much cheaper than the other boroughs of NYC?
- Anonymous2 months ago
"Cheaper" in terms of what? Real estate? Homes in Whitestone and Bayside routinely go for over a million dollars. Rents? Have a look at what places in Long Island City are fetching these days. And Queens residents pay the same taxes that residents of other boroughs pay. Staten Island is by FAR the cheapest borough overall. One can still find single family homes going for less than half a million dollars there, which while it isn't a bargain by any means, is still a lot more bang for your buck than you'd get in Brooklyn or The Bronx. But Staten Island residents have to deal with the inconvenience of living on Staten Island - the only borough that doesn't have a proper subway line connecting it to the rest of the city, and the only borough where most people need a car to survive. Are there relatively "cheap" parts of Queens? Sure. There are relatively cheap neighborhoods in all five boroughs, but even the modestly priced parts of Queens - which are two-fare zones, are still staggeringly expensive when compared to Staten Island.
- MamieLv 72 months ago
Queens is the largest borough in NYC. You can't generalize about it. Parts are less expensive than other boroughs of NYC, but other areas are definitely NOT cheaper than the other boroughs (excepting parts of Manhattan). Homes in northeastern Queens routinely sell for well over $1,000,000.
- duker918Lv 72 months ago
Where in Queens? It's a pretty big place with a wide variety of "cheap" and very not "cheap".
- MikeLv 72 months ago
It takes longer to get to work in Manhattan. For that reason, I'd bet SI is cheaper.
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- ReportingLv 62 months ago
Because it is a cr@phole
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
probably cause places decided not to charge much there