Rockaway Park is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 15,727. Living in Rockaway Park offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Rockaway Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Rockaway Park and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rockaway Park are above average.
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Top Public Schools Serving Rockaway Park
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
- 151 reviews
Bard High School Early College Queens
- New York City Geographic District No. 24, NY
- 303 reviews
Rockaway Park Reviews
Everyone says hello to you even if you don’t know them. It feels like a small town even though it is located in Queens. Children can play in the street since cars are not allow to park from May to September, and all the neighbors always look out for all the children in the neighborhood just like as if it was their own. This is just two reasons why my neighbor is an awesome place to grow up in.
Area is very diverse. Great beach area for the neighborhood and neighboring communities even other borough residents. Parking can be tight during beach season but definitely everyone can find a place to park. The place is not that commercialized yet but there's a place for visitors to find food. Parks are well kept. Police presence are felt in the areas that needs them. Plenty of summer activities for children. Continues improvements are seen since hurricane sandy
The local businesses are reliable if anything. While there are chain companies here and there, for the most part, it's small-time stores. It's relatively easy to get what you need, between Rockaway Beach and Belle Harbor, and within half a mile radius from here. The Eastern European Deli in Belle Harbor gives access to more unique items only found in those areas, like fresh salted fish and cabbage. You'd need to leave here for other items, though, like Halal items.