There are several suburban-like neighborhoods in Northeast Queens. One of which is the Douglaston-Little Neck community.
This community is made up of spacious single family homes and easy access to wildlife preserves. Even though this neighborhood is close in proximity to Manhattan, clearly it has a suburban feel.
Residents of Douglaston-Little Neck enjoy many neighborhood amenities, such as:
- Fitness centers
- Fabulous restaurants
- Highly rated schools
- Easy commuting to New York City
In other words, residents take advantage of everything Douglaston-Little Neck has to offer!
Situated on the Peninsula
Douglaston-Little Neck is located on the North Shore of Long Island. It is bordered by Great Neck, Glen Oaks, and Bayside.
Douglaston-Little Neck is surrounded by water. As a result, many residents take every opportunity to explore the water. The junior boating club is a favorite amongst youngsters.
There are two main sections in this neighborhood. Little Neck is referred to the area east of Marathon Parkway and generally north of Northern Boulevard. Whereas Douglaston comprises the rest of the neighborhood.
This lovely community feels similar to its Nassau County neighbors, such as Great Neck.
Douglaston-Little Neck Strong
Douglaston-Little Neck is known for its historical society, civic groups, vast wildlife preserves and strong sense of community.
For instance, every year Douglaston-Little Neck hosts a Memorial Day Parade. This parade starts in Great Neck, heads down to Northern Boulevard, then ends at Marathon Parkway.
Also, the Douglaston Local Development Corporation hosts a number of events. During the summer and into early fall, the DLDC hosts outdoor movies. They also sponsor a wonderful winter festival.
The first Tuesday of August marks National Night Out. To commemorate, the New York City Police Department brings the community together annually. Held at the Douglaston Plaza, this fun gathering features:
- Bouncy houses
- Free medical check ups
Wildlife Sanctuaries + Nature
The Alley Pond Park is a wild life and bird Sanctuary and home to the oldest known tree in NYC. There are beautiful hiking trails.
The Alley Pond Environmental Center [APEC] is steps away from Northern Boulevard with over 635 acres of forest, meadows, ponds, fresh + salt water marches & home to more than 300 species of birds.
Udall's Park Preserve is a 90-acre wildlife sanctuary. Bring your binoculars! You can spy osprey, herons, egrets, ducks, geese, swans, and a variety of shore birds in their natural habitat.
Golf With Breathtaking Views
On one of the highest points in Queens, you can find the Douglaston Park Golf Course. And, enjoy the Manhattan views.