Cambria Heights is home to many single-family homes. White middle-class New Yorkers first lived in the neighborhood, with Black families moving in the 1950s. Caribbean immigrants from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Guayana, and Barbados later landed in Cambria Heights and the greater Jamaica, Queens area. The homes combine a Tudor Revival style with elements of the Storybook style, which draws on Medieval, Arts and Crafts, and fantasy architecture features. With brick elements, brightly colored slate shingles, terracotta roofs, stone accents, and whimsically decorated chimneys.