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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  6. Diversity
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Jamaica Estates is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 20,133. Jamaica Estates is in Queens County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Jamaica Estates offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Jamaica Estates there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Jamaica Estates and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Jamaica Estates are above average.
About Jamaica Estates...
Population
20,133

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$575,148
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,337
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    247
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    115.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    141.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    993.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,551
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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I was born in 1958 in Jamaica Estates and moved out of there in 1972. When I lived there the entire neighborhood was mostly Jewish and Italian. It is now from what I hear, mostly Asian. Back then it had a real community type feel to it and I remember all of the small stores that I used to go to, especially Joe's Candy Store on the corner of Union Turnpike and Kent St. I lived on Kent St and my grandfather owned a 4 bedroom house. I used to watch NY Mets baseball games and football games with Joe Namath and the NY Jets at Shea Stadium. I used to ride my mini bike through Cunningham Park while the cops would chase after me in their green and black squad cars. The buses were dark green and had the old "fishbowl" style front windows. Movies were at the Utopia Theater. I went to P.S. 178 Elementary School. I was Bar Mitzvah'd at the Hillcrest Jewish Center. There's an old saying that goes something like this..."you can't go back home anymore".
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Jamaica Estates is a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in and have a family. It's also extremely diverse, and close to public transportation, local shopping (grocery stores, clothing, speciality shops and more). It's very kid friendly, and also right next to the lauded St. John's University. It's one of the best places to live in Queens, and I love living here.
Will be moving to New York pretty soon need a change of scenery and environmental change as well also would love to find a job here and a place for my son to go to college for art 🎨 he love drawing anime drawing that is!