Richmond Hill is a commercial and residential neighborhood located in the southwestern section of Queens. The neighborhood is split between Queens Community Board 9 and 10. The area borders Kew Gardens and Forest Park to the north, Jamaica and South Jamaica to the east, South Ozone Park to the south, and Woodhaven and Ozone Park to the west.
Richmond Hill is also known as Little Guyana-Trinidad and Tobago, for its large Indo-Guyanese, Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonian and Indo-Caribbean immigrant population, as well as Little Punjab, for its large Punjabi immigrant population. Richmond Hill is home to a density of Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Christian, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim places of worship.
Main commercial streets in the neighborhood include Jamaica Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and Liberty Avenue. The portion of the neighborhood south of Atlantic Avenue is also known as South Richmond Hill. The Long Island Rail Road provides freight access via the Montauk Branch, which run diagonally through the neighborhood from northwest to southeast. Many residents own homes, though some also rent within small apartment buildings.
Richmond Hill is located in Queens Community District 9 and its Zip Codes are 11418 and 11419. It is patrolled by the NYC Police Department's 102nd Precinct. Politically, Richmond Hill is represented by NYC Council's 28th, 20th, and 32nd Districts.
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