OK, I am a Native New Yorker and when ever I heard of South Ozone Park all I could think of was Frank Sinatra in some old movie that I stayed up late to watch when I was supposed to be asleep and then later I thought of John Gotti and his co-horts. Well those were really referencing Ozone Park and not South Ozone Park.
Once always looked on as the lesser cousin, South Ozone Park has surged to become the PLACE TO LIVE!
Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park was once just a thoroughfare, it is now becoming a center for commerce with great restaurants, shopping, supermarkets and a variety of businesses from pharmacies to beauty salons and large franchises like Dunkin Donuts. It's residents no longer have to spend their dollars outside of their immediate neighborhood and now have the convenience of a short walk to run their errands.
The neighborhood once dotted with abanded houses and real estate is now replete with new construction, classic colonials, cozy capes and handsome tudors. The diversity of the neighborhood is unmatched in New York City and the homes are priced to sell. It's no secret that when you walk it's blocks you see signs from many Real Estate offices throughout Queens.
Where other neighborhoods are what they are, South Ozone Park real estate is now busting out of it's old clothes and becoming a full grown beauty. The sky will be the limit for homes in this part of Queens bordering JFK Airport and close to the Van Wyck Expressway and Conduit, minutes from Brooklyn, Far Rockaway and Long Island.
Being born and raised in Manhattan I moved to South Ozone Park for the love of a good man. I used to mourn leaving the familiar and I realized why people outside of Manhattan always called it "The City". I can now say that although Manhattan will always be my first love, South Ozone Park is home, and what a great place to be!