A community in Queens with six distinct neighborhoods, Douglaston balances the amenities of the big city with the peace and space of suburban living.
The housing stock is mainly spacious single-family homes on generous lots. Architecture runs the gamut from Queen Anne and Victorian to Capes and Tudors. Manicured lawns and tree-lined streets are familiar sights in Douglaston, a testament to the pride residents take in their community.
Commercial entertainments and outdoor recreation sites abound in Douglaston. The main thoroughfares feature shopping plazas with fitness centers, eateries, clothing stores, and specialty markets. Those looking to go beyond the essentials have plenty of options in surrounding neighborhoods. Recreation in the area is second to none. Take in sweeping views of the water at the Douglaston Yacht Squadron, or head to the Douglaston Golf course for a round of golf and a glimpse of the Manhattan skyline. Nearby Alley Pond Park, the second largest park in Queens, sits along the waterfront. Its glacier-formed terrain boasts saltwater wetlands, tidal flats, and meadows perfect for bird-watching.