Nestled between Queens Boulevard and the Long Island Expressway, Rego Park is situated in the heart of Queens. It is known as a special place full of diverse culture, rich history, and many recreational and entertainment attractions.
The Rego Park area was once farmland cultivated to grow produce to be sold in Manhattan. In the 1920's the Real Good Construction Company began developing the area for residential use. The "Rego" area got its name from the first two letters of the company’s name - "real" and "good" in the construction company's name. They built 525 houses, each costing $8,000 and consisting of eight rooms, and stores along Queens Boulevard and 63rd Drive. Over time the company continued to add more homes, commercial buildings, and Rego Park apartments.
Rego Park features the Rego Park Shopping Center and Queens Center Mall. Shoppers can choose from retailers such as Sears, Kohls, Century 21, and Bed Bath and Beyond. Local avenues are dotted with restaurants and family-owned shops that bring a small town feel to the big city.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is a short drive from Rego Park and offers residents a host of recreational and entertainment options. Guests can enjoy a variety of attractions including the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Wildlife Center, the Queens Museum of Art, and the New York State Pavilion. Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center is located near many Rego Park apartments and LeFrak City and is a valuable community center for local residents. It offers its members fitness facilities, basketball courts, a computer resource center, and an arts and crafts room.
Also a short drive from Rego Park is Forest Hills Stadium, a historic music and sports venue that has hosted acts as diverse as The Talking Heads, Sigur Rós and The Beatles.
If you are looking for Queens apartments for rent near Rego Park, schedule a tour of available apartments in LeFrak City. To get more details on our no-fee rentals in Queens, contact our leasing office at 718-271-7600.