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Forest Hills Neighborhood Review - Queens Moving Guide

Rachel McCray

Rachel McCray

Editors Rating (3.5 stars out of 5)
7.0 Overall
Average Rent Prices 9
Public transportation 7
Schools 7
Lifestyle 3
Crime 9

Forest Hills is a mostly residential, middle-class neighborhood filled with Tudor-style houses, best known for hosting the U.S. Open at West Side Tennis Club, containing Forest Hills Stadium.

In this Forest Hills neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent and sale prices.

Originally part of a district called Whitepot, which was settled about 1652, it was named Forest Hills in about 1910 for its location on wooded heights.

It has the conveniences of shops, restaurants, and trains and also beautiful tree-lined streets in a suburban setting. The main thoroughfare in Forest Hills is Queens Blvd.

Full of diversity, nature, and food, the commercial heart is Austin Street, which is home to plenty of shops, charming cafes, and restaurants.

FUN FACT: The Beatles had two sold-out shows at Forest Hills Stadium in 1964, arriving by helicopter.

Average Rent Prices

Forest Hills has long been considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in the borough of Queens.

Although most of Forest Hills consist of single-family homes, most renters focus their search on anything from modest co-ops in prewar buildings to Tudor mansions in the upscale Forest Hills Gardens section.

The most notable high rise apartment buildings in Forest Hills are The Continental on 108th St, Kennedy House, the Pinnacle, and the Windsor.

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
$1,555 $2,031 $2,715 $3,367


Forest Hills is served by the IND Queens Boulevard Line.

The neighborhood’s three subway stops are along Queens Boulevard.

The 67th Avenue station is served by the E, M and R trains, the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station by the E, F, M and R, and the 75th Avenue station by the E and F.

The LIRR also serves Forest Hills in Station Square at Burns Street.

Subway lines in neighborhood

  • E

    IND Eighth Avenue Line

  • F M

    IND Sixth Avenue Line

  • R

    BMT Broadway Line


Bus Location
Q23 71st Continental Avenue - Forest Hills Subway Station
Q60 71st Continental Avenue - Forest Hills Subway Station
Q64 71st Continental Avenue - Forest Hills Subway Station
QM4 Jewel Avenue/136th Street
QM11 71st Continental Avenue - Forest Hills Subway Station
QM12 71st Continental Avenue - Forest Hills Subway Station
QM18 71st Continental Avenue - Forest Hills Subway Station


When it comes to cuisine variety, Forest Hills definitely has it. Forest Hills contains a variety of restaurants, from all parts of the world, ranging from South America to Asia.

Whether you're looking for a nice ambiance with consistently good food, head to Forest Hills Station House (did I mention it's super conveniently located just a stone's throw away from the LIRR, train and Q64 and Q23 bus?)

Arguably one of the best pizza joints can also be found in Forest Hills. Nick's Pizza offers customers perfectly charred thin-crust pies.

Spice up your life with a little Latin flavor at Cabana, a consistently good Cuban restaurant located in the heart of Forest Hills.

Attractions and Nightlife

Austin Street is where you want to go if you're looking to shop 'til you drop. The cluster of stores located just off of Queens Blvd is stacked with chains and boutiques.

If you're looking to attend your next unforgettable music experience, look no further than Forest Hills Stadium. Once host to The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, this convenient venue is in the midst of bars, local dining and major trains.

A good spot for some of the best craft beers and bar food in the borough (before or after a show) is a hip local hangout that goes by the name of Station House.

Desert Rain Lounge is a chill hookah bar and lounge that offers great service and a relaxed environment. Very spacious so it's great for groups.

If you're looking to get a little more competitive, another cool hangout spot is The Billiard Company. This bar and lounge is packed with pool and ping-pong tables. Food and drink specials are every night from 9-12PM.

Public & Charter Schools

If you're looking to move with a family, located in district 28, Forest Hills schools are some of the top destination schools in the entire borough of Queens.

There is a variety of Public and Private schools for children of different ages.

There are five public elementary schools, two public junior high schools, and one public high school in the 11375 zip code.

School Info Notes
P.S 196 Grand Central Parkway Public - Pre K-5 - 905 students High performing destination school. Strong academics and leadership.
J.H.S. 190 Russell Sage Public - 6-8 - 1059 students Top performing students. Enthusiastic, experienced teachers.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy Private - PK-8 - 354 students Above average test scores, 16:1 student-teacher ratio.
P.S.101Q The School in the Gardens Public - PK-6 - 608 students. Beautiful environment, experienced principal, and staff. Focus on creative writing and books as literature.

How Safe is Forest Hills Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 1 out of 10
Approximately 6.7701 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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