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About Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a neighborhood in central Queens. It is bordered to the north by Rego Park, to the east by Flushing Meadows Park and Kew Gardens, to the west by Middle Village and to the south by Forest Park.

READ: The Jewish Week - NEXUS FOR QUEENS JEWISH LIFE by Hilary Larson - QJC MEDIA page

 

Statistics:

· Population: 70,000+

· Estimated Jewish population: 25,000

· Land mass: 600 acres, approx 30x30 blocks

· Best Places to Live 2005!(CNN Money.com)

· Middle and Upper Class residents

· Manhattan is only 20 minutes away on the subway, and Long Island Rail Road

While many Forest Hills residents have lived in the neighborhood for decades, an increasing number of young professionals have been attracted to the area because of its cosmopolitan nature, plentiful shopping and restaurant options, safety, and excellent access to public transportation.

 

Jewish Statistics:                                                                      

 ·Synagogues of all denominations: 14

·Yeshiva Schools: 8

·Mikvah’s: 2

·JCC: 1

·Jewish Public Libraries: 1 (located in Y)

 

Census Statistics:

Census Data
Population
Area in square miles
People per sq. mi.
Median Age
Median Family Income
Civilians
Armed Forces
Not in Labor Force

Forest Hills
70,502
2
35,251
42
$64,905
49%
0%
35% 

Education Levels
K-12
High School Diploma
College Graduate
Post Graduate

Forest Hills
24%
15%
21%
13%

Real Estate Market Data
Total Housing Units
Average Home Price
Median Rental Price
Owner Occupied
Rental Units
Vacant Units

Forest Hills
4,845
$413,168
$834
39%
58%
4%

 

Neighborhood

· Forest Hills was once the home of the US Open tennis tournament, played at the West Side Tennis Club before it moved to the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park. When the Open was played at the tennis stadium, the tournament was commonly referred to merely as Forest Hills just as the British Open was referred to as Wimbledon.

· The neighborhood boasts a beautiful aura of old English infrastructure.

· The feeling of the neighborhood is a safe one. Conclusive  for a healthy lifestyle , in mind body and spirit.

· It’s pretty picturesque scenery make it perfect surrounding for  simply, better living.

· Only minutes away from the Mile long Austin street Shopping strip. As well as the large array of  shopping opportunities of Queens Blvd and the boutique style antique shops of Metropolitan Ave. Truly a garden , to live in.

See a slideshow of pictures of Forest Hills courtesy of the Chabad of Forest Hills website: Our Neighborhood: Forest Hills & the Gardens | Chabad of Forest Hills

 

Transportation

Minutes from Parks, Highways, Bridges and Airports; Forest Hills is literally in the heart of Queens. World Class Shopping, Dining and Entertainment are all easily accessible from all points in NYC by Bus, Subway, LIRR and Car.

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By SUBWAY:

Take the To M Schedule or Local Trains to 67 Ave. or 71 Ave. / Continental Ave. stops.

You can also take the or Express Trains to the 71 Ave. / Continental Ave. stop.

The 75 Ave. stop is only accessible via the F Train.

(The E Train stops late nights only).

VIEW THE NYC SUBWAY MAP
For more information and schedules please call the MTA 24/7 at (718) 330-1234

 
   



To M Schedule

 

By BUS:

Forest Hills is serviced by the following main bus lines.
Q23 - Metropolitan Ave. / 108 St. / Yellowstone Blvd. via Austin Street to LaGuardia Airport.

Q38 - 62 Dr. Forest Hills to Ridgewood / Metro Mall

Q58 - Flushing to Ridgewood / Queens Place Mall / Metro Mall

Q60 - East / West on Queens Blvd. from Jamaica, Queens to 59th Street in Manhattan.

Q64 - Queens Blvd. to Kew Gardens Hills via Jewel Ave. (formerly Q65A)

Q88 - Queens Center Mall to Queens Village via LIE Service Road

QM10 - 62 Dr. Forest Hills to Midtown Manhattan (Express Bus)

QM11 - 62 Dr. Forest Hills to Lower Manhattan (Express Bus)

QM12 - Yellowstone Blvd. Forest Hills to Lower Manhattan (Express Bus)

VIEW THE QUEENS BUS MAP
For more information and schedules please call the MTA 24/7 at (718) 330-1234

By LIRR:

The LIRR stops in Station Square, one block away from Austin Street, in the heart of Forest Hills.
For Schedules for the LIRR please CLICK HERE VIEW THE LIRR MAP HERE
For more information and schedules please call the LIRR 24/7 at (718) 217-5477

By Car:

From Long Island - Long Island Expressway and Grand Central Parkway.

From Brooklyn - Jackie Robinson Parkway

From Manhattan - Queens Blvd. via the Queensboro Bridge or the Long Island Expressway.

From The Bronx - Triboro Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway OR Whitestone Bridge to the Van Wyck Expressway.

Parking Meters in the Forest Hills area Now Accepting Meter Cards as well as Quarters. No need to worry about running out of quarters. To learn about this new city pilot program in Forest Hills click this hyperlink: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/parking/municard.html#onstreet

While Forest Hills is easily accessible by car and parking is usually plentiful, make sure you do not park in the Forest Hills Gardens area off of 71st Ave., just South of Station Square and Austin Street. These are all Private Streets and your car will be booted if you do not have a Resident Permit. Make sure to read all street signs very carefully!

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