Point in the beginning was known variously
as Tew's Neck, Lawrence's Neck and Strattonport.
College Point was named after St. Paul's School, which
was established for training ministers. Although
the school lasted only five years, the name College
Point remained. College Point was once solely
an industrial area and now has migrated to a residential
suburb with small unique stores lining College Point
Boulevard. There is still trace of industry
here on the 578-acre College Point Industrial
Park, which is home to offices, light industry, and
a major retail development. College Point is
an nice suburb to reside in, but it can be rather
difficult to commute to the Manhattan.
College Point Residents
Point was mostly populated with Dutch and English
immigrants, more recently it has seen a large influx
if immigrants from all over the globe as it provides
a serine setting and a small town feel.
Point Residences & Rent
the area's residences were constructed in the late
1800s. There are mainly old Victorians, and
single and multi-family homes. General rents
range for studio from $600-$800, one bedroom from
$800-$1050, two bedrooms from $1100-$1400, and three
plus bedrooms from $1450-$1800.
College Point Transportation & Commuting
Commuting from College Point
can be a difficult task if you do not have a car.
Most commuters get to the train stations in nearby
Flushing. In Flushing you can get the New
York City subway's "7"
train. Once you are
at the station you can be in Midtown in 20 minutes
and Downtown in 30 minutes.