Forest Hills

Queens

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"Family and community oriented, Forest Hills is one of the nicest neighborhoods to look at and live in within the five boroughs. It's surrounded by highways to the east (Grand Central), south (Jackie Robinson), and north (Long Island Expressway) and has one of the most impressive thoroughfares in the twelve lane Queens Boulevard. Stacked shops and restaurants range along Austin St., the pedestrian-heavy side road to the car busy Blvd. Housing is largely affordable, with a mix of upscale housing, small and attached houses as well as low and high-rise apartment buildings. The exception is the private community Forest Hills Gardens, which is foresty green and gardened to visual perfection (but beware the private parking!) Similar to the British garden cities but with greater diversity, Forest Hills has a surprisingly suburban feel for an urban town. The symbiosis of nature and artifice encourages people to enjoy parks and athletic opportunities. The West Side Tennis Club has professional coaching alongside a sparkling pool, luxury dining, and beautiful landscaped grounds. While the residential terrain is not Spider-Man's normal web-slinging forte, Peter Parker comes from a Forest Hills split-level. Simon & Garfunkel duo Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met here as well. The Forest Hills Queens Blvd. Line of the NYC Subway (E F M R trains) connects at the 67th Ave, 71st Ave, and 75th Ave stations. The LIRR has its own station, and the Q23, Q60, Q64, QM4, QM11, QM12, and QM18 serve the area (no NYC buses do)." By: Meir Areman

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

E
F
M
R

Buses:

Q23
Q37
Q38
Q46
Q54
Q60
Q72
Q88
QM10
QM11
QM12
QM18

Rental Prices:

$796 ― $2,011

Sales Prices:

$191,000 ― $483,000

Landmarks:

West Side Tennis Club, Austin Street Commercial District

School Districts:

28

Police Precincts:

112

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Reviews

  • florides
    December 8th 2014
    5 burro cafe is a mexican restaurant with character and the BEST guacamole
  • scottmarkman
    May 29th 2014
    Great area for young kids. Lots of park and things to do. Austin Street is great.

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