Hillcrest is considered a subsection of Fresh Meadows having a population of 7,320, median age of 38 years old, and a median income of about $94,400.
Hillcrest is surrounded by the: communities Jamaica Hills, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Kew Garden Hills, Pomonok, Utopia, and Fresh Meadows; having zip codes 11366, 11432; and area codes 718, 347, 929, 917.
Transportation is convenient with the: LIRR, NYC subway , numerous bus routes, and by car. Hillcrest is about 1 hour from Manhattan using public transportation, about 30 minutes by car, and; about 1 hour by public transportation and 15 minutes by car to LaGuardia & Kennedy International Airports.
Hillcrest school district 28 has 1 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high school (Hillcrest), is the home of St. John’s University and Queensborough Community College, 10 minutes to Queens College, and is ranked a high performing school district in NYC. Private schools are: Lutheran School of Flushing & Bayside, St. Robert Bellarmine, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, and Sacred Heart. Hillcrest has 1 library branch location.
Parks, recreation, and entertainment are abundant and include: Kissena, Hillcrest Veterans Square, the Great Lawn, Queens Botanical Gardens and other surrounding parks like Alley Pond and Cunningham for all recreational activities, nature trails, farmer’s markets, special events, BBQ, and picnics. Hillcrest is also just minutes away to 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 Hillcrest people and landmarks are: Fran Drescher of the TV show “The Nanny” and Ray Romano from the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond”, and the Landmark Hillcrest Veteran’s Square.