Briarwood is in many ways the perfect New York neighborhood. It’s quiet, close to mass transit, affordable and diverse. Located in the heart of Queens between Kew Gardens and Jamaica Hills, this neighborhood is almost entirely residential except for a historic business district located around Queens Boulevard. The community’s diversity is partially owed to its history as an area popular with the families of United Nations workers. And with local transit service available on the E and F lines of the New York City Subway, a commute to Midtown Manhattan from Briarwood takes just over a half hour.
The real estate and homes for sale in Briarwood are highly sought after, in part due to the neighborhood’s wonderfully balanced housing stock. On the western side of the community are single-family homes with ample yards. These homes are mostly historic, though occasionally new homes are built following a tear-down. These houses rarely come on the market, and when they do they usually sell fast. On the eastern side of the neighborhood the lots are smaller and feature quaint, mid-century, single-family homes with small, fenced-in yards, located on tree-lined streets with sidewalks.
Briarwood is home to numerous co-ops, which inhabit the neighborhood’s numerous historic, brick apartment buildings. Units in such buildings are known for being affordable and well-maintained. A studio in a Briarwood co-op can often go for as little as $100K, with one-bedrooms starting in the mid-to-high $100Ks.
Briarwood residents enjoy access to Hoover-Morton Playground, and are only a couple of minutes away from Willow Lake. The neighborhood also has its own library. Most of the businesses that operate in the area are independently owned by residents of the community, and in many cases have served the residents of Briarwood for generations.
At Asking Price Realty, we’re the experts on real estate and homes for sale in Briarwood. Whether you’re looking to rent or to buy, call us and we’ll let you know as soon as new listings hit the market. And if you’re considering selling a home in Briarwood, contact us today for a complimentary market analyses of your home.