Forest Hills was historically a predominantly Jewish community that borders between Rego Park and Kew Gardens. The neighborhood today is a mix of various cultures as part of Queens County, it is one of the most culturally diverse County in New York. This unique community consists of over 800 free-standing and attached houses and apartment buildings as well as churches, parks and storefronts, some of which date back to 1909.
Forest Hills House
Forest Hills has the highest concentration of residential buildings in Queens, with mostly Tudor Architectural-style buildings. Forest Hills’ popularity comes from the three major transportations including the subway, busses and the LIRR, and because the area has prominent public schools. Forest Hills’ central commercial street, Austin Street, offers many commercial shops, cafes and restaurants.
Street View, Austin Street
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church
Forest Hills has a slow-paced peaceful atmosphere. In this safe residential area, you can find people jogging or walking their pets on the street. A popular jogging place is the Forest Hills Gardens. This unique community consists of free-standing and attached houses and apartment buildings as well as many small neighborhood stores owned by local residents. Though the community lies within the boundaries of one of the world’s most modern and populous cities, it has retained much of its community feel.
Forest Hills Garden
Inside the Forest Hills Gardens, Station Square is one of the unique classic towns, where its architecture reminds you of the Medieval Times. This commercial center is also attached to the LIRR making transportation convenient.
Forest Hills Stadium hosts many cultural events including concerts and sporting events. During the 60s and 70s, the stadium hosted the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Simon & Garfunkel. Today, iconic figures such as the Chainsmokers and Ed Sheeran still perform at this location.
On Austin Street, there is a variety of international restaurants and chain restaurants. Forest Hills Station House offers craft beers and plenty of whiskey options. Martha’s Bakery is a classic American bakery as well as a popular dessert spot. Sakura Ya is a local grocery store that specializes in Japanese groceries such as lunch boxes, rice balls, cosmetics, and kitchenware.
Forest Hills Station House
Forest Hills has these transportation services to access Manhattan and other areas as well as MTA Bus Service.
MTA subway: On 71st Avenue, express subways run on the E and F lines and local subway stops can be reached via the M and R trains, which bring riders to Midtown Manhattan in approximately 20-30 minutes within a few stops.
Long Island Rail Road: Forest Hills & Kew Gardens station is a main station on the Long Island Rail Road.
E,F,M,R to Forest Hills-71st Ave.| E,F to 75th Ave.
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