Forest Hills Neighborhood Review: Queens Moving Guide

Rachel McCray

Rachel McCray

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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.

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

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.

Transportation

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.

SubwayE, F, M, R
BusQ23, Q60, Q64, QM4, QM11, QM12, QM18

Average Rent Prices

Although most of Forest Hills consist of single-family homes, most renters will 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.

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$1,555$2,031$2,715$3,367

Restaurants

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.

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.

SchoolInfoNotes
P.S 196 Grand Central ParkwayPublic - Pre K-5 - 905 studentsHigh performing destination school. Strong academics and leadership.
J.H.S. 190 Russell SagePublic - 6-8 - 1059 studentsTop performing students. Enthusiastic, experienced teachers.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic AcademyPrivate - PK-8 - 354 studentsAbove average test scores, 16:1 student-teacher ratio.
P.S.101Q The School in the GardensPublic - 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 of 10

Approximately 6.7547 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents

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