Jamaica Estates is a unique residential community in the center of Queens. It is a secure park-like retreat with all
the advantages of city life, the diversity of its residents reflecting Queen’s status as “The World’s Borough.”
The community of Jamaica Estates is located in the borough of Queens and it’s boundaries are:
• Union Turnpike on the North
• Hillside Avenue on the South
• Utopia Parkway and Hometown Street on the West
• 188th Street on the East
Map of Jamaica Estates
The geography of Jamaica Estates, with its hilly terrain
and forested landscape inspired the founders in 1910 to envision a community with winding tree-lined streets, green lawns and gardens, where the residents could enjoy a quality of life unique to the city, then as it is now. For more on our history, visit:
For more on the rich history of Jamaica Estates, download the PDFs linked below:
the History of
1911 Map No. 4
Jamaica Estates Historical Plaque Dedication
Jamaica Estates offers an exceptional variety of homes in many styles and sizes. Originally mostly Tudor and Colonial, it includes both European and many contemporary designs.
Serving the Jamaica Estates community is a group of both public and private schools that have created an enviable record of student achievement: The Radnor School (P.S. /I.S. 178), the Abigail Adams School (P.S. 131), the Immaculate Conception School, the Mary Louis Academy and the Summit School. Bordering the Jamaica Estates northwest corner is St. John’s University, a world renowned college offering degree programs, continuing education programs, cultural events and Division 1 sports teams. The Hillcrest Branch of the Queens Library system, one of the borough’s most active, located on Union Turnpike, services our community. .
For those residents working in Manhattan and for all who wish convenient public transportation for cultural activities and shopping, there is express bus service, and the F train begins its route at the corner of Midland Parkway and Hillside Avenue. Everyone gets a seat!
Lining both Union Turnpike and Hillside Avenue, a variety of stores and restaurants readily fulfill the shopping and dining needs of our residents.
A variety of churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious organizations in or near Jamaica Estates reflects the dynamic diversity of our community.