Forest Hills

Queens, New York Homes for Sale

About Forest Hills

Small parks and community gardens as well as classic Tudor-style homes and distant views of the Manhattan skyline make up the neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens. A family-friendly atmosphere gives the neighborhood its small-town charm combined with great amenities. Expect authentic, local shopping and fine dining, plus convenient access to public transportation. The popular West Side Tennis Club, which was home to the US Open for many years, moved to Forest Hills from Manhattan in 1914. A reverence for history explains this neighborhood’s charming details—Tudor-style homes with detailed eaves, stories of iconic concerts played at Forest Hills Stadium, and even a tiny sweets shop locals love to frequent.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $170,000 to $4,195,000

Closed Prices: $126,000 to $4,000,000

Median Sale Price: $392,000

Average $ per sq ft: $528

Association Fee Ranges:

Around Forest Hills

The feeling of walking through Forest Hills is like walking back in time to an English suburb. The neighborhood is beloved for its quirky Tudor-style homes, but options abound. Recent high-rise apartments can be found on bustling Austin Street, which is ideal for commuters. There are also stunning row homes in the area. Five and six-story apartment buildings also line Queens Boulevard, many with spacious layouts, especially compared to what is typically found in Manhattan.

Forest Hills is not only home to curved streets and beautiful homes. Austin Street and Metropolitan Avenue are two main thoroughfares that run down the center of the neighborhood, making them the hub for restaurants. Here you’ll find a variety of dining options, such as classic French fare at Dirty Pierre’s, Irish cuisine at Banter, and Cuban delights at Cabana. There are also a few small, intimate spots ideal for date nights, like Keuka Kafe, as well as bars that double as meeting places for friends and neighbors.

Forest Hills has long been considered a best-kept secret and is a world of its own. Greenery abounds—from Forest Park to the front yards of established neighborhood streets, and its small-town feeling transcends traffic sounds and horns honking. There’s an almost retro feeling in the friendliness of passersby and the interiors of shops that seem to have been frozen in time.

Forest Hills combines the best of both worlds—a place to call home as well as fun places to go out on a Friday night. Enjoy a concert at Forest Hills Stadium and then wander over to Metropolitan Avenue and check out one of the many excellent eateries for dinner. Enjoy drinks on patios packed with locals or hang out at one of your friends' front yards for a casual get-together. End the night with a drink at the neighborhood classic Forest Hills Station House.

The Forest Hills Greenmarket is a great spot to start your Sunday. Browse through all of the different vendors and check out their organic produce, local cider, and baked goods. Make your way to Austin Street, home to charming boutiques with intricate interiors from another era. Next, see a film at Cinemart Cinema, an independent arthouse cinema showing classics and new releases. End the day at Eddie’s Sweet Shop, a neighborhood institution, with an ice cream cone and enjoy a walk through Forest Park.

Despite its location, Forest Hills boasts excellent access to Manhattan. A subway ride on the F or E is a mere 40 minutes from Grand Central Station. Traveling into Brooklyn is also a breeze, especially compared to other neighborhoods in the borough. LaGuardia and JFK are both less than 20 minutes away by car. Many standalone homes feature private driveways, but many residents prefer to utilize public transportation options. The tree-lined streets make for beautiful walks, as long as Queens Boulevard isn’t between you and your destination.

Locals Love

  • Great public transportation
  • Ample greenspace
  • Walkability

Locals Don't Love

  • Expensive real estate
  • Traffic on Grand Central Parkway
  • Crowds on Queens Boulevard

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