Right off the East River and Flushing Bay is the multifaceted neighborhood of College Point. Neighboring Whitestone, College Point has a bit of everything from the working class to the wealthy, residential zones to industrial ones, and apartments to large single family houses, College Point is truly a collective of everything in NYC.
For those wondering why this neighborhood is called College Point when there is no college, it’s because one of the first institutions in the area was a seminary called St. Paul’s College, founded in 1835. Said college shut down in 1850, but the name remained as the area was developed.
In 1854, industrialists began to build factories in College Point, which meant housing for the factory workers soon followed. The results of these workers living here was that they created their own paradise, even creating the first free Kindergarten in the United States.
Eventually, the residents of the neighborhood made it extremely popular, especially for those seeking entertainment by the water. Large homes were even built during the 1950’s for those who wanted a permanent location in this hotspot.
In 1960, the College Point Industrial Park was proposed, which brought the neighborhood back to its roots. This attracted more residents and business to the area. Today, College Point is a busy, yet peaceful neighborhood full of industry and life.
College Point has a bit of everything. There are high rise apartment complexes, large family homes, row houses, mid-rise apartment complexes and a ton of industrial/commercial buildings. College Point is diverse in both population and architecture.
College Point has a lot going on, yet the area has a sense of serenity to it. There are a ton of restaurants, bars, and shopping, but the neighborhood doesn’t feel busy. Things are a bit more spread out here.
This neighborhood isn’t really a party area, but there are a ton of things to do. There are many athletic fields both indoor and outdoor, and the food here comes from cultures all around the world.
If you take a stroll around College Park, you’ll find that the majority of the population here is families. The schools are great, there are hospitals nearby, and homes here are quite spacious. The noise level here is also very low, so families can enjoy a nice life here.
There are no direct subway lines to College Point
Biking is relatively popular here. There are no Citi Bike docking stations, but traffic is light and the neighborhood is easy to navigate.
Driving is the main form of transportation here. Traffic is light and parking ample.
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College Point is located within Queens County, New York. This area currently has 2,310,011 residents in 779,304 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 38.
When looking at residents older than 25, around 27.27% have graduated from high school, 19.40% have a bachelor's degree, and 11.19% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 59.3% and the median income in this county is $59,758.
At least 56.20% of those living in this county are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 43 minutes.
Geographically, Queens County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 38 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.