Queens is New York’s largest borough by square mileage and is home to the city’s two major airports, JFK and LaGuardia. Attractions include Flushing Meadows Park, where the US Open is held, Silvercup Studios, and Aqueduct Racetrack. Queens is widely regarded as welcoming and homey. Diverse with regard to population and housing style, Queens offers a variety of neighborhoods. More urban areas such as Astoria and Ridgewood offer dense apartment-style living interspersed with smaller homes. These areas boast a wealth of ethnic cuisine and mom and pop shops. More sprawling neighborhoods in the eastern portion of the borough such as Little Neck and Douglaston are more akin to neighboring Long Island suburbs than the big city. These neighborhoods are characterized by single family homes with yards.
Plentiful subways and buses allow for the commute into Manhattan and beyond. The Long Island Railroad provides service to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island.