Across Flushing Bay to the east of LaGuardia Airport, the neighborhood known as College Point can be found in northern Queens. A combination of residential neighborhoods and a few larger shopping centers, College Point is a middle-class neighborhood, offering a few tentative views of both Flushing Bay and Powell Cove while being away from the chaotic inner city rushes of traffic and tourists. The area also offers a few nearby businesses catered to pets such as a doggy day care and grooming salon, a few pet stores, and access to the College Point Animal Hospital and Veterinary Center. With a good balance between urban and suburban living, College Point makes for an appealing place to live and explore without worrying about heavy foot traffic or a hard to navigate layout of the streets. Access to transportation is available via the bus, but there are no subway lines, so expect to remain top-side in this neighborhood.
College Point has a relatively moderate terrain with a few small hills here and there that run from the south up to the north part of the neighborhood. However, most of them are paved over with suburban development that ensures that you won’t stress too much over getting from point A to point B. Some of the nearby parks may have trails that curve and wander, but the streets themselves are not very challenging. A good, solid pair of walking shoes is all you need for a day out in College Point, and there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a little while to have a quick break for things like shopping, leisure, or exercise. Expect to be mostly walking along streets and sidewalks in the inner parts of College Point, while the more natural amenities are housed more towards the outside of the neighborhood, so some travel may be necessary, depending on what your preferences are.
With a few smaller greenways such as College Point Park and Poppenhusen playground, there are several options for those who are looking for a quick reprieve from the urban surroundings. However, for those searching for something a bit more expansive and natural, there are a few larger options such as Frank Golden Memorial Park to the east, Powell’s Cove Park to the northeast, and Macneil Park to the northwest, which offers a few dog-friendly areas. Most of the other parks may require a leash at all times and may not have any fenced in areas for dogs to roam, so be sure that you have a leash on hand! These greenways that are scattered around the neighborhood make for a good selection of natural appeal for adventurous locals in College Point and ensure that life never gets too stifling in the big city.