Kew Gardens is one of the seven planned garden communities in Queens, and it derives its name from the botanical gardens in England, which are also called Kew Gardens. The architectural style is mostly English, neo-Tudor and pre-war. Even though the neighborhood boasts expensive single-family homes, there are also reasonably priced co-ops, condos and a Mitchell Lama building.
The neighborhood has a large cemetery called Maple Grove Cemetery and a large park – Forest Park. Kew Gardens has access to Union Turnpike, an E/F express stop, and the LIRR. Some of the iconic landmarks include the Austin Ale House, the Village Diner and Kew Gardens Cinema (a 1930’s art deco movie theatre which shows popular and foreign films).