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Sometimes seen as two distinct towns (Bellerose and North Floral Park), Bellerose Floral Park is a middle class neighborhood in the easternmost part of Queens County.Read more about Bellerose Floral Park
It borders Bayside and Hollis Hills to the west, Little Neck to the north, Manhasset Hills and New Hyde Park to the east, and Elmont as well as Queens Village to the south. Bellerose Floral Park is specifically the combined areas of Bellerose and North Floral Park, not the Village of Floral Park, which is a distinct neighborhood in Nassau County on the other side of Union Turnpike.
The community is a very quiet suburb when compared to other neighborhoods in Queens due to its distance from the city - by car Bellerose Floral Park is over 30 minutes away, while a bus ride will easily take up to 90 minutes. This makes the neighborhood a relatively slow, laid-back place, with a feel and vibe typical of Nassau County. North Floral Park consists of Cape Cod-style detached houses that were mostly built after World War II to accommodate veterans. Today, veterans still make up 11% of all current residents, and the population is over 80% white. Nearby Bellerose (the part of the neighborhood south of Hillside Ave) is slightly more diverse, with a larger concentration of Indian Americans.
North of Bellerose Floral Park a number of parks, like Alley Pond Park, are a drive away. The Douglaston Park Golf Course is a local draw, while the Nassau County-based Fresh Meadow Country Club, Deepdale Golf Club, and North Hills Country Club are a 10-minute drive on the other side of the Long Island Expy. The Long Island Jewish Medical Center is within walking distance from North Floral Park, while several commuter trains are reachable on the south side of Bellerose. The famous Belmont Park Race Track is within walking distance from many parts of town. Popular restaurants in the area include Luigi’s Restaurant & Bar, Santoor Grill, Tavern 18, and Mumbai Xpress.
Both neighborhoods are zoned to the same public schools. The only schools within the boundaries of Bellerose Floral Park, however, are Martin Van Buren High School and Our Lady of the Snows. The Queens County Farm Museum is technically within the community’s borders, and offers a rare glimpse into the small farming communities that represented nearly all of Queens County and Nassau County over a century ago.
Transportation to Bellerose Floral Park is available via the Bellerose and Floral Park Stations of the Long Island Rail Road. New York City Buses that make the trip out east include the Q36, Q43, Q46, Q79, and the X68 express. Nassau Inter-County Express buses include the n22, n22L, and n22A. Commuters can easily reach the Cross Island Pkwy, Grand Central Pkwy, Union Tpke, and Jericho Tpke.