Fresh Meadows has a population of about 17,800, about 55% are between the ages of 25 and 65 years old, with an approximate median income of $64,000.
Fresh Meadows is surrounded by Flushing, Pomonok, Hillcrest, Cunningham Park and St. John’s University; having zip codes 11365, 11366; and area codes 718, 347, 929, and 917.
Transportation is convenient, with numerous bus routes to Auburndale Station (connecting the LIRR Port Washington line to NYC), Flushing-Main Street and Jamaica LIRR Stations, and by car. Fresh Meadows is about 30 minutes from Manhattan using public transportation and by car; and about 1 hour by public transportation and 15 minutes by car to LaGuardia and Kennedy International Airports.
Fresh Meadows school district 26 has 6 elementary, 3 middle, 1 high school (Francis Lewis), is the home of St. John’s University, 10 minutes to Queens College, and is ranked as a high performing school district in NYC. Private schools are: St Francis Preparatory School the largest Catholic High School in the America and the tuition free Summit School serving students with special education needs. Fresh Meadows has 2 library branch locations (Fresh Meadows and Hillcrest). District 26 is the city’s highest achieving 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, playgrounds, and entertainment are abundant in Fresh Meadows. Cunningham and Kissena Parks, Utopia Playground, and nearby Alley Pond Park are popular all recreational activities, nature trails, farmer’s markets, special events, BBQ, and picnics. Fresh Meadows 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 Fresh Meadow actors and actresses are Paul Newman and Natalie Wood. Chris Welty, a graduate of St. Francis H.S helped invent the IBM Supercomputer Watson. Famous Landmark is the Brinckerhoff Cemetery.