Bayside has a population of about 45,000, about 60% are between the ages of 25 and 65 years old with a median income of about $95,000.
Bayside is surrounded by the: waterways Long Island Sound, East River, Little Neck Bay and communities Douglaston, Bellrose, Floral Park, Queens Village, Hollis, and Fresh Meadows; having zip codes 11360, 11361, 11364; and area codes 718, 347, 929, 917.
Transportation is convenient by LIRR Port Washington line, NYC subway #7 train, numerous bus routes, and car. Bayside is less than 30 minutes from Manhattan using public transportation, about 15 minutes by car; and about 1 hour by public transportation and 15 minutes by car to LaGuardia & Kennedy International Airports.
Bayside school district 26 has 20 elementary, 5 middle, 2 high schools (Bayside and Benjamin Cardoza), is the home of Queensborough Community College, 10 minutes from Queens College, and is ranked the highest performing school district in all of NYC. Private schools are: Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside, St. Robert Bellarmine, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Martyrs Armenian, and Sacred Heart. Bayside has 3 library branch locations: Bay Terrace, Bayside, and Windsor Park. District 26 is the city’s highest achieving school district. Its neighborhood schools have veteran teachers, plenty of books and supplies and parents who put a premium on good education reflecting high standard parents’ values.
Sprawling Parks, recreation, and entertainment are abundant in Bayside. Alley Pond, Little Bay, Crocheron, Cunningham, Throgs Neck, John Golden, Raymond O’Connor, Marie Curie, Fort Totten, Bay Terrace, and Oakland Lake Parks are popular for all recreational activities, nature trails, sports, farmer’s markets, special events, BBQ, and picnics. Bayside is also just minutes away from NY Mets Baseball Citi Field, Horse Racing Belmont Park (home of the Belmont Stakes), and the United States Tennis Association Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow Park (home of the US Open and World’s Fair).
Famous Bayside people, movies, and landmarks are: NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia; Actors Rudolph Valentino, Irving Berlin, Gloria Swanson, W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Paul Newman, Richard Dreyfuss, Christopher Walken, John Barrymore, Buster Keaton, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence; Movie and TV settings and characters from “Entourage”, “Seinfeld”, “NYPD Blues”, “Frequency”, “Good Morning Vietnam”, “White Shadow”, “The Devil’s Advocate”, “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”; Musicians Scott Ian & Neil Turbin of Anthrax; former Heavyweight Boxing Champion James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett; Baseball Players Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Jose Reyes, Danny Frisella, Mike Jorgensen; Football Player Mark Gastineau; Tennis Player Michael Chang; Pro-Wrestler & Commentator Matt Striker; Landmarks are Fort Totten, Straiton-Storm Cigar Factory, Lawrence Cemetery, The Castle, The Cobblestone Building, and All Saints Episcopal Church.