Jamaica Estates has a population of about 18,000, with a median age of 38 years old, and a median household income of about $82,000.
Jamaica Estates is surrounded by Jamaica Hills, Jamaica, Hollis, Holliswood, Queens Village, Fresh Meadows, and Hillcrest neighborhoods; has the zip code 11432; and area codes 718, 347, 929, 917. The area is characterized by million-dollar single family homes in the Tudor, Craftsman, Cape Cod, and Mediterranean styles, a multitude of trees, and its main road Midland Parkway. Founded in 1929, the Jamaica Estates Association, is a civic organization that represents the community
Transportation is convenient with the LIRR, NYC subway trains, numerous bus routes, and by car. Jamaica Estates 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.
Jamaica Estates school district 28 has 3 Public Schools (P.S 178 Holliswood School, P.S.131, Hillcrest High School, and Abigail Adams), is 5 minutes to St. John’s University, 10 minutes to Queens College, and are ranked among the highest performing schools in NYC. Private schools are: The Mary Louis Academy, Immaculate Conception, Yeshiva University High School for Girls, and the United Nations International School.
Parks, recreation, and entertainment in and around Jamaica Estates are Major Mark, Captain Tilly, Judge Hockert Triangle and Midland Malls; with surrounding Queens Botanical Gardens, Alley Pond and Cunningham Parks just minutes away for all recreational activities, nature trails, farmer’s markets, sports, special events, BBQ, and picnics. Jamaica Estates 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 Jamaica Estates people and landmarks are: President Donald J. Trump, High Jump Champion Gretel Bergmann, Judge Frank O’Connor, Joseph “Run” Simmons of music band Run DMC, Songwriter and composer Bob Saffer, first “Free-Jazz artist Lennie Tristano, and Landmark King Manor Museum (Rufus King House).