Auburndale is a large, upper middle class neighborhood in northern Queens that is bordered by Whitestone to the north, Murray Hill to the east, Fresh Meadows to the south, and Bayside to the east.
It is bounded on two sides by the Clearview Expy and the Long Island Expy.
The name of the area comes from a similar town in Massachusetts that was the hometown of the original landowner and developer, L.H. Green. One of the newer neighborhoods in Queens, construction in Auburndale began in earnest after 1901, when the Long Island Rail Road began to run through the area at the Auburndale station.
Today Auburndale is a quiet, lawn-and-driveway suburban community with a Long Island look and feel, similar to other Queens neighborhoods on the Queens County / Nassau County divide. The neighborhood is mostly stone-and-stucco Tudor in style, but also has a number of lovely Dutch colonials and Cape Cod houses with echoes of New England. The variety of upscale housing in Auburndale makes it less cookie cutter than other nearby communities, and gives it a visual look and feel all its own. The Auburndale Improvement Association of over 600 families actively seeks to preserve the quaint neighborhood and prevent further development.
Like nearby Bayside, Auburndale is home to some of the most valuable properties in Queens. There is a large minority of Asian residents, particularly of Chinese and Korean backgrounds, that emigrated in the 70s and 80s. This is reflected in the popular restaurants around town, which nclude Sik Gaek Chun Ha (Korean), Cafe Bench, Gyro World, and El Patron.
Transportation to Auburndale is available via the Auburndale station on the Long Island Rail Road. Major thoroughfares include The Long Island Expy to Manhattan, the Clearview Expy along the Queens/Nassau border, Francis Lewis Blvd, and Northern Blvd.
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