Welcome to Bayside
A mixture of urban and suburban amenities
A neighborhood within Queens, Bayside has grown exponentially since its start as farmland in the early 19th century. Now, the densely populated area is a mix of urban and suburban amenities. You will find large estates in a private gated community, single-family residences in the suburbs, and condominiums. With a mixture of shops and parks, there is something for everyone in this community.
What to Love
- Two main parks provide access to sporting fields, walking trails, and waterways.
- An assortment of coffee shops and restaurants
- Equal parts urban and suburban to ensure everyone's tastes are met
- Considered one of the best places to live in New York
Coffee shops, restaurants, and other established businesses fill the area, providing an urban setting that’s full of life. Parks and country clubs are also prominent in the area, making way for the suburban features that many love when looking for the best place to live. With such a variety of things to do and see, everyone can enjoy their time and stay occupied.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Many favored establishments provide top cuisine choices in Bayside or Queens. Moho Mexican Grill is a well-loved choice for customizable tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, or bowls. Start by selecting a base, such as brown rice or black beans, and add your protein, toppings, and extras. Get a side of chips with your choice of guac, queso, or salsa, or pick a side like churros.
For your Greek favorites, dine at Taverna Kyclades. They focus on small plates, but you can also choose a main meal course to be completed with a side of rice, fried potatoes, or Horta. Swordfish steak, Greek-style shrimp, chicken kebabs, red snapper, and Mediterranean sea bass are just a few entree choices. Nearby, Avli, the Little Greek Tavern is also serving Greek dishes. Get gyros, pita sandwiches, salads, moussaka, chicken souvlaki, or Greek fries here.
Trattoria 35 is a well-loved Italian establishment. This intimate restaurant with a warm atmosphere serves pasta, wood-fired pizza, calamari, salads, soups, and many house specialties. Don't forget to check out the dessert menu, with top choices like cannoli, creme brulee, and Italian cheesecake.
A variety of shopping options fill the area for your fashion adventures. The Bay Terrace Mall is one possibility, with a variety of shops and services included. There is also The Bay Terrace Shopping Center, minutes away from the Country Club, and the Baybridge Shopping Center, nearer to the golf course. Each is filled with a unique collection of popular stores and local and national eateries.
Things to Do
Two large parks provide plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities in Bayside. Crocheron Park is dog-friendly and offers courts and fields for baseball, basketball, and tennis. Many people visit for the pond alone. Residents enjoy relaxing on the provided benches and simply watching the water and the wildlife. It's a beautiful area to explore, with walking trails and plenty of green space.
Alternatively, Fort Totten Park is well-loved for its historic significance. See the Civil War fortress that stands there. Otherwise, you can simply enjoy the views of the picturesque area and the many flowers and plants on site or the water beyond it.
Bay Terrace Country Club is a sought-after establishment. Many patrons of the area want to become members thanks to the many amenities they provide. A pool, a variety of activities, live entertainment, a special carnival, and an on-site cafe are all available to enjoy.
Clearview Park Golf Course provides 18 well-maintained holes. The greenery is well-kempt and bright. The clubhouse also serves meals with delectable American fare on the menu. It's one of the busiest courses on the East coast.
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