Rockaway Beach is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 15,676. Living in Rockaway Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Rockaway Beach there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rockaway Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rockaway Beach are above average.
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Top Public Schools Serving Rockaway Beach
Stuyvesant High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 2, NY
- 890 reviews
Bronx High School of Science
- New York City Geographic District No. 10, NY
- 776 reviews
Townsend Harris High School
- New York City Geographic District No. 25, NY
- 532 reviews
High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY)
- New York City Geographic District No. 5, NY
- 150 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 303 reviews
Rockaway Beach Reviews
A cute beach town where everyone knows each other, kids play in the street, and you can leave your doors unlocked at night. Great sense of community and very safe. Not many stores so 'going out' and getting jobs can be difficult especially in the winter when it's not beach weather.
I love the environment, the diversity and all that it brings to my life and my family's life every season. With the boardwalk redone and the other updates after Hurricane Sandy Rockaway has really come far and still has so much potential.
Literally, everything you ever need is in the same general location on the Peninsula. I just wish it was a bit more cleaner, less lots of empty land, and more public transportation connections.