Is Queens a good place for a young person?
Brooklyn's my favorite borough, but Queens is home because my life revolved around it while growing up. It's a comfortable place to live with more diversity in the type of density, kinds of people, rent prices, food, you name it - it's incredibly diverse. I will advocate for moving to Queens, but be aware of where you choose to look. Eastern Queens doesn't have direct subway service like the rest of the city. You have solid bus service and the Long Island Railroad (which is pricey), but it's a lot less convenient to get around without a car.
I really like it around Glendale, Ridgewood (both right along brooklyn), and Elmhurst the most. Flushing's a really interesting area that's a bit more affordable in some pl how many people imagine it is here. It's wonderful and I'll miss it when I move away - there's no place quite like it anywhere (all of nyc, for that matter, but particularly Queens and Brooklyn).a in the borough (and I think the city) but it's quite chaotic. I enjoy that chaos quite a bit, but I enjoy living somewhere just a tad quieter. That said, the food there is chef's kiss.
I highly recommend you come and spend some time here and get a feel for things. New York's taken a lot of people I know and chewed em up and spit them out because it is not how many people imagine it being here. It's wonderful and I'll miss it when I move away - there's no place quite like it anywhere (all of nyc, for that matter, but particularly Queens and Brooklyn).
Think of Queens as the more laid back, not so egotistic, experienced member of the nyc family :)