Jackson Heights is surrounded by North Corona, Woodside, East Elmhurst, and Astoria (Ditmars Steinway). The name comes from Jackson Avenue, the former name of Northern Boulevard, and the word Heights was added to imply exclusivity. The neighborhood was a planned development by Queensboro Corporation, and the home styles were modeled after apartments in Berlin. The neighborhood is known for having been the first garden city community due to its private gardens. You will find an international selection of jewelry, clothing, food shops, and restaurants.