Auburndale, Queens

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Opening the library in 2010
Opening the library in 2010
Location within New York City
Coordinates: 40°45′18″N 73°47′06″W / 40.755°N 73.785°W / 40.755; -73.785Coordinates: 40°45′18″N 73°47′06″W / 40.755°N 73.785°W / 40.755; -73.785
Country United States
State New York
CityNew York City
Founded byL. H. Green
Named forAuburndale, Massachusetts
ZIP code
Area code(s)718, 347, 929, and 917

Auburndale is an upper-middle-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Queens, between Bayside and Murray Hill. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 11.[1]

The name comes from Auburndale, Massachusetts, the home of L. H. Green who developed the community starting in 1901, when the Long Island Railroad started offering train service to the area.[2]

The area is the site of the Long Island Rail Road Auburndale station on the Port Washington Branch, providing regular service to and from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.[3]


Based on data from the 2010 United States Census, the population of Auburndale was 19,996, a decrease of 205 (1.0%) from the 20,201 counted in 2000. Covering an area of 785.35 acres (317.82 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 25.5 inhabitants per acre (16,300/sq mi; 6,300/km2).[4]

The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 44.8% (8,954) White, 1.0% (209) African American, 0.1% (12) Native American, 40.9% (8,169) Asian, 0.0% () Pacific Islander, 0.1% (25) from other races, and 1.4% (284) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.7% (2,343) of the population.[5]


The most common style of house in Auburndale is the Tudor. The Auburndale Improvement Association, along with other groups, seeks "to preserve the neighborhood’s small-scale, lawns-and-driveways character, which in some respects seems to have more in common with nearby suburban Nassau County than New York."[6]

Along with Tudors, capacious Dutch colonials and Cape Cod houses also abound. Home prices range from $499,000 to roughly $1.5 million, averaging at around $650,000.[6]



New York City Department of Education operates Auburndale's public schools. Francis Lewis High School is the largest public high school in the neighborhood.

Queens Borough Public Library operates the Auburndale Branch.


  1. ^ Queens Community Boards, New York City. Accessed September 3, 2007.
  2. ^ Cohen, Joyce. "Placid Diversity Convenient to Manhattan", The New York Times, October 20, 1996. Accessed December 16, 2007. "The neighborhood is the namesake of Auburndale, Mass., a Boston suburb and the hometown of L. H. Green, who was president of the New England Development and Improvement Company. It started developing the area's farmland in 1901, the same year that Long Island Rail Road service arrived."
  3. ^ Auburndale, Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Accessed August 2, 2016.
  4. ^ Table PL-P5 NTA: Total Population and Persons Per Acre - New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, February 2012. Accessed June 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Table PL-P3A NTA: Total Population by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin - New York City Neighborhood Tabulation Areas*, 2010, Population Division - New York City Department of City Planning, March 29, 2011. Accessed June 14, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Hughes, C.J. (15 October 2010). "Echoes of Olde England". New York Times. Retrieved 14 March 2011.