Rego Park gets its name from the company who started development of the community in 1925, the “Real Good Construction Company”. It borders Forest Hills to the west, Elmhurst and Corona to the east, Middle Village to the south and Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the north. It has a large commercial district including Rego Center, a mid-sized mall on Queens Blvd. Woodhaven Blvd, 63rd Road and 108th Street are all also highly commercialized thoroughfares that provide conveniences but also affect the feel of the neighborhoods.
It is not a young community, most residents are middle aged or seniors but several new developments were built specifically to attract the young, professional demographic. It is very diverse with pockets of ethnic groups from all over the world. It is also one of the safest communities in all of NYC statistically.
The type of housing is also diverse depending on the area. The “Crescents”, the area bordering Forest Hills, is composed mostly of freestanding homes and townhomes in colonial or Tudor style; and feels suburban. Along and around Queens Blvd the housing is high-density with many Coops and apartment buildings, such as the large LeFrak City, mixed in with businesses and services with an urban feel. The large area between Queens Blvd and the Grand Central Parkway is a mix of single homes, townhomes and Coops that varies block by block. Home pricing is less expensive than neighboring Forest Hills.
Rego Park is very convenient to Manhattan via the R or M (and transfers to E and F) trains as well as buses and a short distance by car with easy access via several routes.