Sunnyside has become a desirable spot for parents and families

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Sunnyside home for sale

The Queens Chronicle reports on how Sunnyside is all the rage among the parental set. Lots of families are looking at their choices – “a two-bedroom condo in Williamsburg or a three-bedroom house with a yard in Sunnyside for the same amount of money” – and going with Sunnyside. We know that the neighborhood has a lot to offer – tree lined streets, close to Manhattan, lots of mom and pop shops – but it’s gratifying to see its popularity grow.

But with popularity comes higher rents, and they’ve risen quickly, especially in Sunnyside Gardens. For a 2 bedroom apartment in 2010 you’d pay between $1,200 and $1,600; nowadays you’ll pay $2,100. And people outbid each other for apartments, they are so desirable. This was unheard of not long ago.

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A pedestrian path in Sunnyside Gardens

As for the family-friendly scene, it’s growing. There’s a mom’s group with 873 members; a babysitting co-op called SunnyBaby; stores like Tiny You, a children’s boutique, have opened; a new elementary school is going to open by 2014; and restaurants like The Dog & The Duck that are consciously formatting their establishment to be pro-family.

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