70-10 266th St, Floral Park – $600,000 – This 3-bedroom home isn’t available for move-in until January, but the Open House is Saturday. If you’re up for a renovation, or can tolerate the wood paneling and brick decor, this home might be worth a look. Manhattan’s a long commute from here, but the front and backyards are family-friendly. According to a 2007 NY Times neighborhood profile, residents love that Floral Park isn’t crowded, schools are good, and taxes low. Read more about this home in the full listing. Open House on Saturday, July 21, from 1:00-3:00 PM.
35-36 76th St, Jackson Heights – $399,000 – This newly renovated 2-bedroom is in the historic district of Jackson Heights. Not much natural light, but the apartment is on a tree-lined street and it’s just a 5-10 minute walk to the huge Jackson Heights subway station (7, E, F, M, R trains). Nice to be in a neighborhood where community organizations like the Jackson Heights Beautification Group are working to preserve local buildings and history. See the full listing for details. Open House on Sunday, July 22, from 1:00-4:00 PM.