Crime & Safety
There's many different cultures in Queens, which allows different people from different backgrounds to understand and live peacefully in the same neighborhood with one another. Children in school learn early that all people, despite ethnicity, native language, skin tone, or religion, are the same and can come together as a community. There are supermarkets, restaurants, gift stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, clinics, and more near apartments and houses in Queens. The train and bus stations are easy to find as well. The only complaint that I have now is that the marijuana scene is growing bigger and it can negatively impact Queens' youth.
Queens is a great place to grow up in. It is very family oriented. Like all boroughs it has its bad neighborhoods but overall it is a safe place to love. Police in Queens are also very active and prompt. Queens is also very diverse and an easy area to get to. 15 minutes away from the city, bx, and bk. And about 20 mins from Long Island. Great place to live!
Your experience in Queens depends on the area of Queens you live in. There is a higher income area with nice houses, then a median income area, and a low income area. Most people are nice no matter what economic income area they live in, but everyone is very busy so can appear to be rude. Specifically the areas in Jamaica Queens near St. John's University (all sides within a 20 mi radius): the area is pretty quiet after 10pm, most food places and shops closing around that time. I would not walk around after 12am, through driving around the area is nice and it's peaceful. Nothing going on much.