BY JAMES FARRELL
Long Island City and Astoria are among the top-10 hottest neighborhoods in which to live in the five boroughs, according to a survey of 203 real estate professionals hosted by the real estate website PropertyShark.
Long Island City and Astoria followed each other on the list, clocking in at 8 and 9, respectively. A combined 14 percent of respondents selected Long Island City or Astoria, with each neighborhood garnering 7 percent of responses individually.
At $825,000, Long Island City had the second-highest median sales price compared to other top-10 neighborhoods selected by professionals. Astoria had the second-lowest, at $625,000, behind East New York, which was voted the hottest neighborhood in New York City and had a median sales price of $339,275.
But Long Island City and Astoria weren’t the only Queens neighborhoods to get some attention from the real estate community.
Jamaica was included on a separate list, also by PropertyShark, of the top-10 best neighborhoods for first-time homebuyers.
It was chosen as number 10, with 4 percent of the vote. It was the only neighborhood representing Queens on the list.
The Upper East Side was selected as the best neighborhood for first-time homebuyers, with 17 percent.
The poll also displayed a split between predictions about whether 2017 would be a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, with 50.2 percent saying seller’s and 49.8 predicting buyer’s.
The poll collected opinions beginning on Dec. 7, and the survey ran on PropertyShark’s website.
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