Whether you’re new to Forest Hills or a lifelong resident, there’s so much to discover in this NYC Queens neighborhood. Located only nine miles east of Times Square, 15 minutes from Penn Station via the Long Island Railroad and a 30-minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, Forest Hills is one of the hottest neighborhoods for young professionals, families with children and retirees too.
Once home to musicians Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, and The Ramones, Forest Hills also hosted the annual U.S. Tennis Open until 1978. There’s a wealth of history to uncover in Forest Hills along with the equally impressive new developments. There’s an over 100-year-old public school (P.S. 101Q The School in the Gardens), an old-school ice cream shop that opens at the same corner store since 1925.
This family-friendly neighborhood has excellent schools, abundant parks, great shopping and plenty of entertainment spots, cafes, and restaurants. It has a unique blend of century-old Tudor-style homes, newly constructed mansions, and modern apartment complexes. According to NYC.gov, there are three distinct shopping areas in Forest Hills:
- Austin Street – small shops, diverse restaurants and chain stores
- 108th Street – Russian specialty shops and local shops
- Metropolitan Avenue – specialty shops, restaurants and antique stores
Forest Hills neighborhood covers an area of 1,328.22 acres bordered by Forest Park and Kew Gardens to the south, St John Cemetery, Middle Village and Rego Park to the west and Flushing Meadows and Willow Lake to the northeast. With Long Island Expressway (LIE) to the north, Union Turnpike to the south, Grand Central Parkway to the East and 102nd Street & 67th Avenue and Selfridge Street to the West.
We will unravel all the hidden treasures of Forest Hills, meet the locals and introduce you to tasty foods and burgeoning late-night spots and more. So stick around or send us an email to say hi or if you want your business to be featured here at Forest Hills Today.