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Jackson Heights, situated in Queens, New York, was named after the esteemed entrepreneur and descendant of one of the original Queens families, John C. Jackson. The area's popularity skyrocketed after the development of transit, making "garden apartments" and "garden homes" the new norm. The Queensboro Corporation introduced the term "garden apartment" to emphasize the apartments built around private parks. Most housing units in Jackson Heights are multi-unit buildings that are primarily co-ops, rentals, or condominiums. Additionally, there are a number of one- to three-family attached row houses available.

Jackson Heights is a top destination for professionals and middle-class families due to its unique architecture and cultural diversity. With over 160 languages spoken, an estimated 180,000 people call Jackson Heights home. The area caters to large populations of South Americans and South Asians. Most businesses are Latino- or Asian-owned and include restaurants, bakeries, specialty shops, legal offices, bars, and beauty salons. Foodies can indulge in a variety of international cuisine restaurants, including Little India on 74th Street, Little Pakistan and Little Bangladesh on 73rd Street, and Little Colombia along 37th Avenue.

For history enthusiasts, the Jackson Heights Garden City Society oversees the Jackson Heights Garden City Trail and publishes a walking guidebook to the neighborhood. Travers Park is a popular local playground with sports facilities for basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, and handball. Visitors can enjoy a year-round green market every Sunday morning and family-oriented spring and summer concerts. Don't miss out on experiencing the vibrant energy and flavorful charm of Jackson Heights.

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