Diverse, beautiful, and cultural, Corona is a Queens neighborhood that provides opportunity and peace. Surrounded by Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona has a lot to offer when it comes to housing, food, and outdoor activities.
The origin of the name “Corona” is a bit of a mystery. Originally called West Flushing, the general consensus is that the name appeared in 1872 due to a real estate developer deeming the neighborhood as “The Crown of Queens.”
In 1858, Corona was the site of the first baseball game to charge admission, and the neighborhood had only been created four years prior. After the name change in 1872, Corona had middling popularity for decades. However, starting in the 1940’s, many black civil rights leaders, athletes, musicians, and artists moved to the area, making it a cultural hotbed for the Civil Rights movement.
As time marched on, the area became even more diverse. By 1990, Corona was credited for making Queens the most diverse borough in NYC. That title still exists for the borough and neighborhood today, as Corona is still popular with young professionals, artists, and civic leaders.
Corona is equal parts mid-rise and low rise apartment complexes. More and more high rise buildings are developed every year, but the majority of the structures in the area are between six to 15 stories.
Corona has been a haven for artists for decades, yet it’s much more of a residential neighborhood than a strictly arts one. That theme goes for all the civic and athletic members of the community. The residents see Corona as an escape from their normal lives. A place to relax.
Relaxing is easy to do in Corona. There are multiple shopping and business districts, it’s next to a huge park, and the restaurants and bars here are perfect ways to end a busy day. Corona gives world changers a place to rest their heads.
Corona is a peaceful neighborhood with a ton of culture and outdoor activities. The schools here are great, and the neighborhood provides easy access to hospitals. It can be a bit more expensive depending on which part of the neighborhood you’re in. However, most of the neighborhood is pretty affordable. Overall, Corona is ideal for families.
The subway system does not provide direct access to Corona. However, the 7, E, M, and R trains will get you pretty close.
Biking in Corona is pretty popular. There aren’t many Citi Bike docking stations to be found here. However, there are many bike lanes and the streets are wide, so navigation is pretty easy.
Driving is very popular in Corona. The traffic is light and parking is ample.
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Corona is located within 11368. This area currently has 112,982 residents in 28,773 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 zipcode are currently unmarried and have a median age of 32.
When looking at residents older than 25, around 31.85% have graduated from high school, 8.39% have a bachelor's degree, and 3.35% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 62.5% and the median income in this zipcode is $45,980.
At least 78.01% of those living in this zipcode are renting their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 43 minutes.
Geographically, 11368 is a part of Queens County, New York. This county is currently home to 2,310,011 residents, or 779,304 households with a median income of $59,758. Queens County, New York residents have a median age of 38 and 56.20% are currently renting their homes in the area.
Finally, Queens County, New York is a part of the greater New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. For those unfamiliar with the area, The New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area is currently home to a population 18,812,161 across 6,707,347 households. Those living in this urban area have a median income of $68,319 and median age of 38. In general, at least 50.07% of the residents are currently renting their homes in this area.