7.1 out of 10

Forest Hills

Ranked 16th best neighborhood in Queens
40.7381773023972 -73.8465986391854
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Trendy but traditional town thats popular with young and old"

In my opinion, Forest Hills is one of the most interesting areas in Queens. You'll find older apartment buildings with fairly cheap rent just a few minutes from luxury apartments with elevators and doormen. There are tons of shops in Forest Hills: Austin Street has chic and trendy stores, while Metropolitan Avenue is more casual and has more big-brand stores. There are plenty of delicious & diverse dining options on both streets, as well as on Queens Boulevard. Residents also frequent Forest Park, where you can enjoy countless activities that range from swimming to golf. Concerts are held here during the summer.

Transportation is incredibly convenient, as there are three subway lines, the Long Island Railroad, several bus routes, as well as countless highways and major roads that pass through the neighborhood. The residents are predominantly Jewish, with some Hispanic and Asian people mixed in. There are many families and older residents. The neighborhood, particularly the Forest Hills Gardens area, is very safe. I've rarely heard of any crimes occurring here. There are also many good schools in the area; many of my friends send their kids to the Montessori School in Forest Hills. Forest Hills has something for everyone.
  • Amazing shopping options
  • Access to Forest Park
  • Wide range of apartments & homes
  • Some areas are overcrowded and/or overpriced
  • Parking can be problematic in some areas
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
AngelN This is very outdated. There's no cheap rent in Forest Hills. Average 1-BR non-doorman is $1,850+. There are four subway lines, not three. And it hasn't been predominantly Jewish for many years. It's very, very, VERY saturated with Chinese immigrants now.
QueensR Excellent schools. Very well connected to the rest of the city. Lots of green. Great neighborhood feel without being the suburbs. Great community!
lw5 Forest Hills is still predominantly Jewish. Asians make up less than 20% of the population.
Dec 06, 2017
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Best Streets in Forest Hills


78th Ave

"A street with a lot of potential. "
40.7115803822123 -73.8386755252144

67th Ave

40.7230411608998 -73.8562941648387

Greenway Ter

"Exclusive area with expensive price tags"
40.7179310949125 -73.8441630709592

Olcott St

"Lovely neighborhood with good shopping. "
40.7118870232552 -73.8539162579394

Exeter St

"Gorgeous natural setting. "
40.7183588706701 -73.8499798030121

Winter St

"Tudor homes rule here. "
40.7139323687699 -73.8414755066869

Burns St

"really nostagic housing"
40.7191088002329 -73.8444685257152

Unranked Streets in Forest Hills

"Forest Hills (but not really)"
40.7361804710834 -73.8538450068226

110th St

"strictly residental, dont look for food or gas"
40.7279907830473 -73.8444627300058

64th Rd

"64th Road Takes Interesting Twists and Turns"
40.7308488915819 -73.8540519862888

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