Kew Gardens is an enclave of tree-lined streets and large homes. The colonial and Tudor style homes are pre-World War II with plots generally 50' by 100' or larger. Mingling with the approximate 1000 private homes are Tudor style apartment buildings of the same vintage, with massive facades, enormous lobbies and inner courtyards. There are six-story apartment buildings built later. The community is a stable one but needs major street improvements as many streets are still privately owned.