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.
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.
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.
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 Avenue, Flushing, NY 11385
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