located between Flushing and Jamaica. Hillcrest was named after its
location which is on the hills in between its surrounding areas. Hillcrest
is also the home St. John University which has a population of about 10,000
students. The major thoroughfare in the area are located on Union Turnpike
where almost all the shopping, restaurants, and commercial buildings are
Residents & Culture
Hillcrest was originally settled by Manhattan drifters who were looking for
country homes, and easy access to Manhattan from Jamaica. Today, this
area is home to local suburban families and students who attend the St.
Hillcrest Residences &
Hillcrest mostly consist of low rise
buildings, but is mostly separate standing single family homes. General rents
in this area includes studio from $700-$900, one bedroom from $850-$1050, or
two bedrooms from $1200-$1350.
Transportation & Commuting
Most commuting is done via the New
York City Subway, which can caught in nearby Flushing or Jamaica.
Depending on where you live it is a short ride to either of these towns in