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Why Live in Queens?

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Based in Jamaica, New York, Zara Realty specializes in renting beautiful and spacious luxury apartments and condominiums in the Queens and Long Island areas of New York City. Queens is rapidly becoming a popular place for apartment hunters who otherwise have difficulties finding housing in New York that suits their needs. It can be a great place to live in for a number of reasons.

1. It is more affordable to live in Queens than it is in Manhattan. The average apartment rent per month is substantially cheaper and other expenses such as utilities, food, and the general cost of living are lower, as well.

2. Queens has a diverse population and an incredible cultural variety. It is an excellent choice for renters who are looking for a niche culture or who just want to experience different cultures. It is particularly well known for having a large number of ethnic restaurants.

3. It has a number of arts and cultural opportunities and offers some of the best free events in New York City, including free museum visits, outdoor music and dance performances, international film screenings, and arts festivals.

Queens is at an incredibly commutable distance from Manhattan and is a 20-minute train ride into Midtown. People can live in Queens and commute easily to Manhattan everyday for work.


Zara Realty on the Queens Art Express Festival 2012

Zara Realty provides safe, well-maintained, comfortable apartments to New York residents who seek to live east of Manhattan. With headquarters in Jamaica, Queens, Zara Realty employs knowledgeable agents who understand all of the rich cultural offerings available in Queens.

In mid-June, the Queens Art Express Festival brought together some of the borough’s most innovative young artists. The multidisciplinary festival held exhibitions in Jamaica, Flushing, Long Island City, and other nearby neighborhoods. The artists who participated in the festival used media such as dance, music, poetry, and sculpture to make their commentaries on public policy. Performance themes included housing reform, homelessness, and the economy.

With affordable housing, a rich cultural life, and a vibrant, diverse, local community, Queens continues to attract artists, businesspeople, and others who want to enjoy the excitement of life in New York without the high prices and congestion of Manhattan. For more information on finding a high-quality apartment in Queens, contact Zara Realty at