Apartments & Houses for Sale and Rent in Sunnyside, Queens

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Quick Profile

Sunnyside is an affordable neighborhood that offers a unique blend of big-city living with a friendly small-town feel. Some residents consider it one of the best kept secrets in New York City. Located just 20 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by subway, the neighborhood looks like a different era due to the prewar apartment buildings, row houses and smaller mom-and-pop businesses that populate much of the business districts.

Sunnyside is an intriguing place to explore. It’s situated in the western portion of Queens. The boundaries of this mostly residential neighborhood are Long Island City to the west, Astoria to the north, Woodside to the east, and Maspeth to the south.  

Once a rural hamlet of small farms and marshlands, the area transformed into a flourishing suburb shortly after the construction of the Queensboro Bridge (currently known as the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge) in 1909. Sunnyside was an Irish-American stronghold for decades. Although this demographic is still very much a part of the neighborhood’s identity, it has become increasingly diverse in recent years.

You can eat around the world without ever getting on an airplane. Like many sections of Queens, Sunnyside has notable food spots representing cuisine from Tibet, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and Middle Eastern countries too. If you’re too busy to wander Sunnyside in search of the best international food, then hold off until the fall when the neighborhood rolls out the Taste of Sunnyside Restaurant Crawl. An annual event that features the very best of the diverse flavors of Sunnyside. Come hungry because there is no shortage of good food and drink from around the globe.

Sunnyside’s housing options include a large stock of rentals, co-op’s, single-family and multi-family homes. The average listed price is $479,000, while the median listed price is $425,000. Businesses in Sunnyside are generally located along Queens Boulevard and Skillman, 43rd, 47th, 48th, and Greenpoint Avenues.

Destination Spots

Takesushi – This charming restaurant specializes in traditional Japanese food and sushi. It has a popular lunch menu too. They have multiple locations throughout New York, Washington D.C. and Canada. Takesushi has been in business since 1974, so they’re doing something right.

Marabella Pizza – It’s New York, you have to sample the pizza in every neighborhood. This local pizza spot has been making thin-crust pizza and other Italian fares since 1984. The locals can vouch for this popular eatery. They deliver too.  

Stray Vintage – If you’re looking for a unique gift or just browsing for your next conversation piece, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find decorative knick-knacks, wall art, furniture, unusual jewelry and all things vintage. 

What You Don’t Know

Many exterior scenes for the motion picture Spiderman were filmed throughout Sunnyside.

The Coventry, a now defunct music venue in Sunnyside Queens was the first glam rock/punk rock club of its kind. Popular in the early 1970s, It predates Manhattan’s CBGB. It often featured a bunch of local kids from Queens known as The Ramones. It was also the first place KISS ever played.

Living in Sunnyside

Neighborhood Statistics

Inventory
Last 12 Months
Sunnyside
All Sizes
Last 12 Months
Inventory
35
YOY1
Avg Listed Price
$442K
YOY5.45%
Median Listed Price
$400K
YOY11.25%
APPSF
$633
YOY1.11%
Average SF
709 SF
YOY5.5%
Days on Market
81
YOY21

Houses, Co-ops, and Condos for Sale and Rent in Sunnyside