Call Us!

Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern region of the Borough of Queens, New York City. Jackson Heights is neighboring North Corona to the east, Elmhurst to the south, Woodside to the west as well as the northern part of Astoria (Ditmars-Steinway) in the north, as well as East Elmhurst to the northeast. Jackson Heights has an ethnically diverse population; half of the residents were born abroad in 2000. According to the 2010 United States Census, the neighborhood is home to 108,152. The location that is Jackson Heights was a vast marsh dubbed Trains Meadow until 1909 when Edward A. MacDougall’s Queensboro Corporation bought 325 acres (132 ha) of land that was not developed and farms.

It is believed that the Queensboro Corporation named the land Jackson Heights after John C. Jackson, an ancestor from one of the first Queens, NYC families and a renowned Queens businessman. Further development came about through the construction of public transit, and “garden apartments” and “garden homes” began to be common within Jackson Heights. In the 1960s, Jackson Heights’ white middle-class families began moving to the suburbs, while non-white residents started moving.

Jackson Heights retains much of its character as a residential area in the contemporary era. Numerous commercial establishments are centered on 37th Avenue, as well as on the side streets, which are served via subways. A large portion of the area is part of the national historic district known as The Jackson Heights Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. A portion of the neighborhood was added to the New York City historic district with the same name in 1993.

Historic District

Most of the neighborhood, including the city-side apartment buildings, was made a National Register Historic District and a New York State Historic Register District. Jackson Heights Jackson Heights New York State and National Register Districts range from 93rd Street to 69th Street, between Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. Certain properties fronting Northern Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue and “cut-outs” are not included in these Register Districts. Nationally, the historic district, also known as”the Jackson Heights Historic District, comprises 2,203 buildings that contribute and 19 sites that contribute to the district, and three objects that contribute to the district. The landmarked buildings comprise more than 200 of the original Queensboro Corporation apartment buildings within Jackson Heights. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.


Jackson Heights is among the most diverse communities in New York City and the country. The majority of residents were immigrants in the early 2000s. Jackson Heights is home to many South Americans (particularly Colombian, Ecuadorian, and Argentinian), Indians, Pakistanis, Tibetans, Nepalese, and Bangladeshis. (Because of the large and active Tibetan community Jackson Heights has been dubbed “the second (if unofficial) capital of the exile Tibetan world, after Dharamsala, India.”) Many firms are Asian-owned by Latinos, and there are bakeries, restaurants and specialty shops, bars, legal offices, and beauty salons. There is a Little India on 74th Street and a Little Pakistan and Little Bangladesh on 73rd Street. Additionally, you will find many South Americans east of 77th Street, with a particular Little Colombia along 37th Avenue. H&A Queens Plumbing

Look into other neighborhoods, such as Long Island City