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About the Neighborhood


This centrally located neighborhood in Queens has quite the history. Officially established in 1906 by Brooklyn attorney and Queensboro bridge developer, Cord Meyer, Forest Hills began as a farmland purchase consisting of 600 acres of land. The beautiful and exclusive, Forest Hill Gardens, was founded in 1909 by Margaret Sage and was modeled after the garden communities of England. As a result, Forest Hills is abundant with Tudor-style homes.

If you enjoy outdoor activities there are two beautiful parks nearby. Flushing Meadows Park is home of the famous Unisphere and then there is Forest Park which offers everything from walking, biking and horse trails to a golf course and athletic fields. The U.S. Open was also held in Forest Hills until 1978 making it a mecca for tennis aficionados. There is no shortage of shopping and dining either, just head over to Austin Street for your shopping needs or Metropolitan Avenue if you’re looking for a variety of delicious dining options.  Stop by and visit, and we’re sure you’ll see why Forest Hills was named “Best Community” in 2007 by Cottage Living Magazine.

Transportation


Forest Hills is centrally located within Queens, which means you’ll find ample access to a variety of public transportation options including both subway and bus stations. The LIRR also has two train stations within Forest Hills and is only a 15 minutes ride into Manhattan.

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Restaurants


Forest Hills does not disappoint when it comes to dining. There is something for everyone and every occasion here—and it won’t hurt your pockets either!
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Bareburger 71-49 Austin St.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.275.2273
https://bareburger.com
Nick's Pizza 108-26 Ascan Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.263.1126
http://m.mainstreethub.com/nickspizzaforesthills
Cabana 10710 70th Rd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.263.3600
http://cabanarestaurant.com
Red Pipe Cafe 71-60 Austin St.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.224.8359
http://facebook.com/redpipecafe
Portofino 109 32 Ascan Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.261.1239
http://portofinonewyork.com

Nightlife


Everybody loves a good night out on the town. Forest Hills provides a variety of options sure to suite your fancy with everything from pubs to wine bars and hookah hideouts to late night dining digs.
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Station House 106-11 71st Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.544.5000
http://fhstationhouse.com/
Banter Irish Bar & Kitchen 108-22 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.268.8436
http://banteririshbarandkitchen.com/
Queens Bully 113-30 Queens Blvd.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.520.8600
http://queensbully.com

Entertainment


The entertainment possibilities in Forest Hills are endless. There is truly something for everyone. Enjoy an array of outdoor activities in Forest Park, play tennis at the West Side Tennis Club, or hit up the two major retail districts on Metropolitan Ave and Austin Street.

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The West Side Tennis Club 1 Tennis Pl.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.268.2300
http://foresthillstennis.com/
Eddie's Sweet Shop 105-29 Metropolitan Ave. #1
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.520.8514
Oliloli Arts and Crafts Studio 103-23 Metropolitan Ave.
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718.261.1238
http://olilolistudio.com/

Forest Park


Forest park is a major highlight within this one-of-a-kind neighborhood. The park spans over 500 acres and offers an assortment of facilities and activities such as swimming pool, ice skating, tennis courts, playgrounds, kayaking, golf course, recreation centers, eateries, boating and marinas, dog runs, and nature centers.

8001 Myrtle Ave., Flushing, NY 11385
718.235.0815
nycgovparks.org/parks/forest-park

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