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Student Housing Queens

It's simple to reserve student housing Queens with Casita. Queens is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the USA, so start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. With our housing experts at your disposal, finding your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation will be a breeze. Whether you are looking for single rooms, shared rooms, en-suite rooms, apartments, penthouses, quadruplets, or something else, one of our many Queens accommodation options can meet your needs. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Queens

Queens is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located in the eastern part of the city, and is the most ethnically diverse borough. Home to over 2.3 million residents, Queens is a bustling and vibrant area with a mix of residential neighbourhoods, commercial districts, and cultural attractions. It boasts several major airports, including John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, making it a hub for international travel. Queens is also known for its diverse food scene, with an array of restaurants offering cuisines from around the world. Some of the most popular attractions in Queens include the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the Unisphere, a symbol of the 1964 World's Fair.

Suburbs in Queens

Queens has a number of suburbs and neighbourhoods that students can call home during their stay in the city. As a student, you can book student housing Queens in various areas that differ in traffic, transportation, amenities, and location with respect to your university of choice. The best suburbs in Queens include Astoria and Sunnyside.


Astoria is a neighbourhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York City. With its diverse population, lively arts and culture scene, and proximity to Manhattan, Astoria has become a popular destination for young professionals and families. The neighbourhood is known for its Greek heritage and has a vibrant Greek community with numerous Greek restaurants, bakeries, and specialty stores. In addition to its Greek roots, Astoria has a burgeoning arts scene with various galleries, music venues, and theatres. Astoria Park is a popular attraction in the neighbourhood, featuring a swimming pool, a running track, and stunning views of the East River and Manhattan skyline. Our student housing Queens options in this neighbourhood include Convenient Modern Townhouse w/ Workspace.


Sunnyside is a charming neighbourhood located in western Queens, New York City. The neighbourhood has a small-town feel with tree-lined streets, cosy cafes, and a diverse mix of residents. Sunnyside is known for its pre-war architecture, particularly its many brick row houses and apartment buildings. The neighbourhood is also home to the historic Sunnyside Gardens, a planned community built in the early 20th century that is now a designated New York City landmark. Sunnyside is also a transportation hub, with easy access to Manhattan and other parts of Queens via the 7 train and several bus routes. The neighbourhood has many parks and green spaces, including the lovely Lou Lodati Playground and Windmuller Park. Sunnyside Gardens | Urban Apt. w/ Terrace + Workspace is one of our student accommodation options in this area.

Cost of Living in Queens

The cost of living and rent in Queens varies widely depending on the neighbourhood and type of housing. Generally speaking, Queens is considered more affordable than other boroughs in New York City, such as Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, the cost of living is still relatively high compared to many other cities in the United States. According to recent data, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Queens is around $2,100 per month, although this can vary significantly depending on the neighbourhood.

Transportation in Queens

Transportation in Queens is diverse and extensive, offering various options for commuters and residents alike. The most popular mode of public transportation in Queens is the subway system, which is operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and has several lines that run through the borough. The 7 train, which runs from Flushing in the east to Hudson Yards in Manhattan in the west, is a particularly popular line in Queens, providing access to neighbourhoods such as Long Island City, Sunnyside, and Woodside. 

In addition to the subway, Queens is also served by several bus routes, including express buses directly connecting to Manhattan. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) also runs through Queens, providing access to Long Island destinations and Penn Station in Manhattan. Finally, many residents of Queens choose to travel by car, with several major highways running through the borough, including the Long Island Expressway (LIE) and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE).

Life in Queens

Life in Queens is diverse, vibrant, and full of opportunities. The borough has a mix of neighbourhoods, each with a distinct character and cultural identity. The borough is also known for its arts and culture, with several museums, galleries, and performance venues located throughout the area. Residents of Queens enjoy access to numerous parks and green spaces, including the sprawling Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, which features a variety of recreational facilities, including a zoo, a botanical garden, and a sports complex.

Queens Attractions

There is much to see and do at Queens' notable tourist destinations and monuments, and attractions range from parks and open areas to museums and art galleries. You can find many things that can pique your interest in Queens! Additionally, Queens offers a variety of free activities for students.

The Unisphere

The Unisphere is a massive steel globe located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City. It was constructed for the 1964–1965 World's Fair, which was held in the park, and has since become an iconic symbol of Queens and New York City as a whole. The Unisphere stands 140 feet tall and measures 120 feet in diameter, making it one of the largest globes in the world. The globe features a relief map of the world, with land masses represented in satin-finished stainless steel and bodies of water in a highly polished finish. The Unisphere is surrounded by a series of fountains, which make for a stunning display during the summer months. Over the years, the Unisphere has been the backdrop for many public events and celebrations, and it continues to be a beloved landmark and symbol of Queens' place in the world.

The Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image is a museum located in Astoria, Queens, that is dedicated to the art, history, and technology of film, television, and digital media. The museum features a collection of over 130,000 artefacts, including costumes, props, and equipment from some of the most iconic movies and TV shows in history. The museum's exhibitions explore a range of topics, from the history of cinema to the latest advancements in digital media. Visitors can participate in interactive exhibits, watch classic films and TV shows in the museum's state-of-the-art theatres, and even create their own short films in the museum's production studio. The museum also hosts regular screenings, talks, and events featuring filmmakers, actors, and other industry professionals.

Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach is a popular beach on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York City. The beach is known for its long stretch of soft sand, its lively boardwalk, and its reputation as a surf destination. The beach is also home to an amusement park that features rides, games, and a variety of food vendors. The beach is a popular destination for New Yorkers looking to escape the city heat during the summer. Visitors can often be seen sunbathing, swimming, and playing beach volleyball or soccer. The boardwalk offers a variety of dining options, from casual snack bars to seafood restaurants, and there are also many shops selling beach gear and souvenirs.

Universities in Queens

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Queens is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Queens near the city’s universities; check some of them out below!

CUNY School of Law

  • Seven accommodation options are available in close proximity to this college.

  • 44 Dr/23 St bus station is just a two-minute walk from the college.

  • Nearby places of interest: Gantry Plaza State Park.

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Queens, Casita offers student accommodation in these other cities in the USA: Abilene, Alhambra, Ann Arbor, Astoria, Athens, Atlanta, Auburn, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Roug, Bellingham, Berkeley, Birmingham, Blacksburg, Bloomington, Boston, Boynton Beach, Brooklyn, California, Central, Champaign, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins, Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mountain View, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Jonesboro, Natchitoches, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Norman, Oakland, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Oxford - Ohio, Philadelphia, Pineville, Prairie Village, Providence, Queens County, Radford, Raleigh, Riverside, Rochester, Rock Hill, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Santa Monica, Springfield, St. Petersburg, State College, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tyler, Waco, Washington, West Hollywood, West Lafayette, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Willington, Wilmington

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.


When should I start looking for Queens student housing?

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Starting your search for student housing in Queens early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


Are there short-term stays in Queens?

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Yes, but you should check the availability of your Queens student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in Queens?

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The average monthly cost for student housing in Queens is around $2,100. This mainly depends on the room type, the provider, the location, and the amenities offered at the property.


How do I pay for my student room in Queens?

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Payments can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process!


Can I pay my Queens student housing rent in instalments?

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Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a U.S. guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.

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