If you are looking for Queens apartment for rent, then be sure to check out neighborhoods such as Astoria and Long Island City as well as Jackson Heights. Many people are forced to moving to Queens from Manhattan where the costs of apartment rentals are too high. Also, the western parts of Queens are very popular among people that are young and who are in their thirties.
The best way to find Queens apartment for rent is to go through a real estate broker, though these brokers will charge you a months rent to show you suitable Queens apartments. Another way to find the right apartment is by checking the local newspapers where you can see a few no fee listings. In addition, you can also check out small scale landlords who will post signs on their apartment windows informing the general public that they have an apartment for rent.
Astoria is the best and certainly a very popular Queens neighborhood that is also located close to Manhattan. It also possesses a unique vibe and is also great for those who are looking for gastronomic delights and even the nightlife here is vibrant and exciting. Because this area in New York has many immigrants, you will find numerous restaurants serving up foods from different parts of the world.
However, Queens is also very congested and so it is often a good idea to make use of public transportation. Also, you should try to avoid renting apartments on thirty First Street as the rentals are higher and also fewer. Typically, a single bedroom apartment in Astoria will cost about thousand dollars per month and a two bedroom apartment generally goes for about thirteen hundred dollars per month (figures for the year 2004).
Long Island City is another good option for those looking for Queens apartment for rent. In fact, this part of New York has the only Queens skyscraper and there are many other exciting venues here that offer much by way of art and culture. At the same time, this area can be quite bleak and industrial and some of the homes are pretty ugly and there are hardly any nightlife or good dining options.
An example of Long Island City apartment rentals can be seen in Hunters Point where a single bedroom apartment can be rented out for nine hundred dollars or fewer than that.
Jackson Heights is another option for those wishing to rent an apartment in Queens. Here, a single bedroom apartment rents out for thousand dollars while a two bedroom apartment goes for about twelve hundred dollars, and more.