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I visited Trump's childhood neighborhood on the outskirts of NYC, and it didn't take long to see why he's called it an 'oasis'

I visited Trump's childhood neighborhood on the outskirts of NYC, and it didn't take long to see why he's called it an 'oasis'
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Donald Trump grew up in this 23-room house in Queens.

  • President Donald Trump grew up in Queens, New York City.
  • His family lived in a 23-room home in Jamaica Estates, a secluded, upper-middle-class community in Queens.
  • I took a tour to see what the neighborhood was like, and it was immediately clear why Trump has called the area an "oasis."
  • It was peaceful and secluded, filled with stately homes and quiet leafy streets. 

 

President Donald Trump grew up in New York City, on the outskirts of Queens.

Jamaica Estates, where he lived until age 13, is an affluent community, filled with stately homes and wide, tree-lined streets. 

"Different parts of Queens were rough; this was an oasis," Trump told the New York Times in 2015. He said Jamaica Estates "was safe - it was very family oriented."

I walked around the neighborhood and visited the two houses where the Trump family lived, and I immediately saw why he called it an oasis.

Here's what it was like.

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