It seems like a toss-up place, to me. Because I need to be close to subway/train, Dara Gardens wasn't good for me.
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I have to admit that inside gardens are well maintained because is an outside company that do the work.
Just be very careful with the appearances of what you are getting into it
I renovated my apartment to my liking rather than buying a sponsor's unit. The maintenance is relatively cheap and the purchase price included a garage which was a huge + for me. Parking in the daytime (during business hours) is wide open but at night when getting home from work at around 10'ish it looks tough to find a spot.
There are a lot of college-bound folks in the community which I appreciate - Queens College is 4 blocks away and the youthful vibe of would-be professionals is a welcome site.
The superintendent and staff all seem friendly & supportive although I haven't requested their services thus far. The area is beautifully landscaped and the security guards on patrol are almost unnecessary if you ask me, but I guess some people feel safer with uniformed personnel trumpeting around the 8-building complex. They seem courteous & friendly but again, I haven't seen them be put to use just yet. The surveillance camera equipment is discreetly placed but well effective as a deterrent. To my understanding, the live feed is recorded and stored for some time.
As far as transportation is concerned, a huge selling point for me was that Dara Gardens is located near the Long Island Expressway which branches off into the Grand Central Parkway and the Van Wyck. I can get to the airport in about 10 minutes and into Astoria for a trendy night out in about 15. Flushing Meadows Park is a 5-minute drive (I love parks and that's the nicest one in NYC after Central Park). As with most residential areas in Queens, there is no train service immediately accessible, but a bus route runs right up the block.
As far as other amenities are concerned, I wish there were more local business besides the supermarket, McD's, and health food grocery store to choose from. There are 3 major banks within a 2-block radius and the Rite Aid is convenient. Other than that, your only choice for eating out is a Dominican restaurant that I have yet to try, a Chinese spot, a fried chicken spot, and Valentino's pizzeria. That's it unfortunately. I'm starting to cook in more to save $ but having options when eating out is nice when feeling lazy.
Can't comment on any of the other buildings in the complex but my neighbors are quiet and peaceful. I haven't had to go running to the board with any complaints. I'll be just fine for the next 5 years and still have money to save up for a big home in the future (which is my ultimate goal). All-in-all I'm a satisfied resident.