MADELEINE REALTY LTD. is an independent full-service Real Estate Agency with local and international reach. We have been serving the area for over 40 years and have established a reputation for excellence and professionalism. We offer a fine selection of Houses, Townhouses, Condominiums, Co-ops, and Apartments for sale and rent in Forest Hills Gardens, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Rego Park, Kew Gardens Hills, Briarwood and surrounding areas.
At MADELEINE REALTY LTD., our broker and agents look forward to helping you with all your Real Estate needs. We have properties available throughout Queens and Long Island. We are Realtors® and members of the Long Island Board of Realtors®, and National Association of Realtors®, and adhere to their rules of professional conduct....Read More
We have built our roots selling houses in Forest Hills Gardens, the Van Court community and surrounding areas, as well as apartments in Forest Hills Gardens and both sides of Queens Boulevard.
Madeleine Realty Ltd. offers a wide selections of apartments for sale or rent in Forest Hills. We handle some of the finest buildings, such as The Kennedy House, Gerard Towers, The Continental, The Forester, The Pinnacle, Barclay Plaza, and many others. We also have a large selection of houses for sale in the Forest Hills area.
Many describe Forest Hills as a suburb in a city. A diverse community located in central Queens, Forest Hills is an upscale, tranquil, clean neighborhood in the backyard of Manhattan but a world away. One of the biggest advantages is the access to various means of transportation--Forest Hills is only four subway stops or two LIRR stops away from midtown. Besides a few luxury high-rises, the skyline is low and most houses are detached. The community offers many benefits to families as well as singles or couples. The commercial areas (Austin Street and Metropolitan Avenue) are modest with a combination of well-known retailers/dining options and unique local establishments. Austin Street is considered trendier, housing brand such as The Gap, Banana Republic and Sephora, while Metropolitan Avenue is home to antique stores, the landmark Eddie's Sweet Shoppe, and a variety of new and longtime restaurants, as well as Trader Joe's and Michael's crafts store.
Forest Hills Gardens, one of the most charming and prestigious communities, was orginally a large farm purchased by the Cord Meyer Development Company and developed by the Russell Sage Foundation a little over a century ago. It is perhaps best known for the West Side Tennis Club, which was the home of the U.S. Open until the late 1970s and which has recently been revived as a site for popular music concerts.
Forest Hills Gardens was planned by Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. who modeled the "Garden" community on Englsh towns. The Tudor and Victorian-style homes were designed by Grosvenor Atterbury, and quite a few homes were influenced by Gustav Stickley, who made famous the "Arts and Crafts" architectural movement. Curved streets with lush greenery and parks are home to some 6,000 residents in this private enclave. Dwellings range from large houses and semi-detached townhouses to stately pre-war apartment houses (co-op and rental). Forest Hills Gardens has been home to many famous people, including Dale Carnegie, Geraldine Ferraro, Thelma Ritter and Jimmy Breslin, to name a few.
Rego Park was first developed in the 1920s by the REal GOod Development Company. It is bordered to the north by Elmhurst and Corona, the east and south by Forest Hills and the west by Middle Village. Aside from the many apartment buildings, multi-family, and railroad houses which make up Rego Park, some houses are in the colonial and Tudor styles with slate roofs (most notably in an area called the Crescents, named for its semicircular shaped streets). There is easy access to Manhattan via the 63rd Drive subway stop and express buses. Along Queens Boulevard, Rego Park is home to some of Queens' most popular shopping destinations, including the Rego Park Center (formerly the site of Alexander's department store), a retail complex consisting of a large Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, and Old Navy branches. A new shopping mall on Junction Boulevard and 62nd Drive (across from the Rego Park Center), houses Kohl's and Century 21 department stores, Costco, T.J. Maxx, Toys 'R Us, Pearle Vision Center and Payless ShoeSource among others. The Queens Center Mall, the borough's largest, lies just to the west in Elmhurst. Many smaller ethnic stores, bakeries, pharmacies and restaurants can be found along 108th Street and 63rd Drive.
Kew Gardens is a triangular-shaped, 320-acre mainly residential area of central Queens bordering Forest Hills, Richmond Hill, Briarwood and Jamaica. Its 25,000 residents have easy access to Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island thanks to its proximity to surronding parkways and expressways at the Kew Gardens Interchange, the Union Turnpike express subway station (E or F train commute to midtown Manhattan is under half an hour) and the LIRR station (20 minutes to Penn Station). There is also a direct bus line to JFK Airport. Kew Gardens has a small town feel with big-city appeal. The main commercial center is Lefferts Boulevard between Austin Street and Metropolitan Avenue, supplemented by a strip on Metropolitan Avenue and a smaller area on Queens Boulevard opposite Borough Hall and the County Courthouse. The community consists of a mix of mid-level apartment houses (both co-ops and rentals), smaller attached one-, two- and three-family houses, and more spacious single-family English and Tudor-style homes near Forest Park, a large preserve with walking, biking and riding paths.