Oakland Gardens Apartments


$2,1502BR, 1BA
213th St Oakland Gardens
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Cats Only, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Backyard, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Condo or Co-Op Building
17 Minutes since update
$2,1502BR, 1BA
224th St Oakland Gardens
No feeExclusiveBy Owner
Small Dogs & Cats, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Backyard, Balcony, Outdoor Space, Condo or Co-Op Building
Less Than A Minute since update
$2,2003BR, 2BA
Horace Harding Expy Oakland Gardens
Duplex, Parking, Private House
3 Minutes since update

Neighborhood Description

Oakland Gardens is a small, woody middle class neighborhood in eastern Queens that is boxed in between the Long Island Expy, the Cross Island Expy, Grand Central Pkwy, and Clearview Expy, making it something of a convenience haven for commuters.

It is outside of the “park horseshoe”, but is still wedged between two parks on its eastern and western borders - Cunningham Park and Alley Pond Park.

The most interesting thing about Oakland Gardens is definitely it’s shape and location. Unlike most Queens neighborhoods, which may be quiet and serene but not insular, Oakland Gardens has pulled off quite the disappearing act. While it isn’t remote - and is surrounded by other neighborhoods, like Bayside to the north, Fresh Meadows to the east, Hollis Hills to the south, and Glen Oaks to the west, there is a border of sorts between Oakland Gardens and each of its neighboring communities, whether in the form of a park or a major thoroughfare. While this doesn’t make it isolated, by any means, it certainly makes the community appealing to anyone looking for commuter-convenience but also an “off-the-beaten-path” feel.

Oakland Gardens started out in 1847, perhaps unsurprisingly, as a lone mansion built by Fredrick Lawrence in between several forested areas. He called his woody estate “The Oaks”, and popular legend is that “Oakland Gardens” pays homage to that older name (although nobody knows for sure). Oakland Gardens is so small and out of the way that many people simply refer to it as “southern Bayside.”

It’s demographics are very similar to Bayside. 60% of the population is white, and 33% is Asian or Asian-American. Popular restaurants in the small community include River Japanese Cuisine, Saigon, Bayside Chicken (Korean), and Osaka. Queensborough Community College (CUNY), Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, and Martin Van Buren High School are all nearby. Two elementary schools and one middle school serve the community as well.

Due to its insular nature, bus service to Oakland Gardens isn’t as readily available to Oakland Gardens as it is in other parts of Queens, but the neighborhood more than makes up for this with its incredibly convenient location between 4 major thoroughfares, including the Cross Island Pkwy, Grand Central Pkwy, Long Island Expy, and I-295. Union Tpke is also on the southern side of the neighborhood, and Northern Blvd is a short drive away.


Local Subway Stops

  • E F Jamaica - 179 St
  • E F 169 St
  • E F Parsons Blvd
  • E J Jamaica Center - Parsons/Archer
  • E F Sutphin Blvd

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address No-Fee Apts
61-05 224 STREET 1
69-48 213 STREET 1
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Oakland Gardens Statistics

1BR Median Rent
  • 33% Luxury Highrise
  • 33% Condo or Co-Op Building
  • 11% Private House
  • 11% Elevator Building
  • 11% Other
Building types
popularity rank 2014 rank: 193

Oakland Gardens is:

Quiet Near park

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