Forest Hills Ranked Best Area To Buy For 1st Time Home Buyers

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FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Forest Hills is the most accessible neighborhood in Queens for first-time home buyers, and among the city’s top-two most affordable areas to look for a first home overall, a new study shows.

The study, by the real estate website StreetEasy, defined “affordable” homes as those listings that people could buy if they earn the city’s median annual income of $70,406, and save 10 percent of their gross income for 10 years. By these metrics, affordable homes in NYC cost a median of $352,780, factoring in a 20 percent down payment and other maintenance fees, according to the study.

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THE TOP 10 SECRETS OF FOREST HILLS, QUEENS

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With over 88,000 residents, a unique historical legacy, classic old-time restaurants, and copious pop culture references, Forest Hills, Queens offers a lot to discover. As visitors walk down its vast avenues and quaint side streets, they are struck by the area’s breathtaking architecture. While beautiful on the outside, the neighborhood also has much hidden beneath its surface ready for discovery. Read to learn more about what makes Forest Hills such an integral and fascinating neighborhood in Queens.

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Last Stop on the R Train in Queens Leads to a Trip Back in Time

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When the R train pulls into 71st Avenue, aka Continental Avenue Station in Forest Hills, it has completed a journey from Bay Ridge through Manhattan and into Queens.

The M train also ends its route here, though starting only a few miles away in Middle Village before heading through Brooklyn and Manhattan and back to Queens.

Upstairs is a business district featuring landmarks like the Ridgewood Savings Bank Building on Queens Boulevard, and the popular shopping strip on Austin Street.

“The neighborhood is still thriving, trying to stay above water and I’m in hospitality so I know how it is,” said neighborhood resident Mara Newman, who added that they support their local businesses all the time there.

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Forest Hills is located in Central Queens, the final Queens stop on the R train

The U.S. Tennis Open was once played at Forest Hills Stadium, which is now a concert venue

Famous Forest Hills Residents over the years have included The Ramones, Simon and Garfunkel, Awkwafina and Carroll O’Connor

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New Pizzeria Opens On Austin Street In Forest Hills | Forest Hills, NY Patch

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — There’s a new pizza place in town.

Austin Street Pizza opened its doors this month at 71-63 Austin St. in Forest Hills, according to Facebook and Instagram posts.

Its pizza menu includes such offerings as a pie with vodka sauce, smoked bacon and caramelized onion and a four-cheese pizza pie with provolone, ricotta, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.

Other highlights include calzones, cannolis and Nutella-stuffed dough puffs called “gibbys,” according to social media posts.

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Rare opportunity to purchase a fully renovated and impeccably maintained family home in the private community of Forest Hills Gardens – 4,520 total sq. feet featuring 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath and a finished basement. This charming, free-standing, brick home has central air throughout, a wood burning fireplace, a rear garden and a 2-car garage.

The first floor entry, with a beadboard half bath and a coat closet, opens up into a generous living r oom centered around the fireplace with a beautiful, well-lit, built-in bookcases. The kitchen has granite countertops, high-end appliances, a heated floor, and custom-built cabinetry. It has a door to the driveway, allowing for easy unloading after a run to the grocery store. Original wainscoting with decorative plaster trim frames an inviting dining room.

A bright sunroom looks out on the rear garden. The sunroom door provides access to a fabulous blue stone patio for outdoor dining. The garden is private and uniquely generous for a house in the Gardens. The 2-car garage is electrified to support an electric car charger.

The three main floors of the house are connected by a striking bay window staircase. The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The main bedroom is tucked away behind a separate hallway. The hallway is flanked by a walk-in closet with lighted hanging rods, on the one side, and a spa-like retreat with a two-person jacuzzi bath, a rain shower, and a heated floor on the other side. Each of the other three bedrooms is well-sized and will happily accommodate family members or serve as a comfortable home office. One of these bedrooms also features a custom-built walk-in closet. The second bathroom has a large glass shower and a heated floor.

The third floor has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Both bedrooms have multiple windows and ample storage. The full bath features a glass shower and modern tile.

The finished basement adds a bright full fourth floor for play, exercise, and entertainment. It has windows on all sides, which provide plenty of natural light, FLOR tile carpeting, and a separate entrance. There is a pool table area, a media area, and room to exercise, as well as a kitchenette, a laundry room, a full bath and a sauna.

There are few homes in the Gardens with this combination of quality renovation and outdoor space.

Forest Hills Gardens was named a top-10 American cottage community by ‘Cottage Living’ magazine in 2007 and was one of the first, and most successful planned communities in the United States. The West Side Tennis Club, the spiritual and historical home of the US Open and a great place to meet community members, is less than quarter of a mile away. Forest Hills Gardens is a vibrant neighborhood with active volunteer organizations and a great spirit of community.

This home is a short distance to the LIRR in Station Square and E, F, M and R trains at the 71st/Continental subway stop and near dining, shopping and other services in the heart of Forest Hills on Austin Street and Queens Blvd.

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Forest Hills Gardens: Living A Suburban Life Without Leaving Queens, NYC

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Forest Hills Gardens is a residential community located in the southern part of the Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens. The land for the neighborhood was originally 142 acres bought by Margaret Sage from the Cord Meyer Development Company in 1908.

It’s one the first planned communities in the US and was designed by architect Grosvenor Atterbury. Modeled after the garden communities in England, this is a self-contained community has its own inn, garage, and post office. Additionally, there are many narrow winding roads throughout to help with traffic. As a result, the neighborhood features plenty of sprawling Tudor style homes. Continue Reading ›

Where To Find Christmas Trees In 2020 In The Forest Hills Area

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At least 25 million real Christmas trees are sold each year across America, and currently, 350 million are growing in all 50 U.S. states. And despite these unprecedented times, the tree market is still up and running this holiday season. Christmas tree lots and choose-and-cut farms nationwide are taking precautions as the coronavirus pandemic worsens to ensure buyers can take home a tree with minimal risk to their family’s health and safety.

“We highly encourage growers to use these recommendations to develop strategies to protect their workers and customers,” the the National Christmas Tree Association wrote on its website this year, and “wholesale growers should share the recommendations for tree lots with their customers. Having a COVID-19 plan for your business is an imperative.”

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Lower Duplex unit in a three Story 2 family home located in a parklike setting on tree lined Burns Street in Forest Hills Gardens. Three bedrooms, two full & one half Bathroom. Private Parking with decal. This home is just minutes from schools, including top-rated P.S. 101, shopping, restaurants, private community center overlooking a one-acre community-only park at the end of the block, and all public transportation including the LIRR in Station Square  – 16 minutes to midtown Manhattan – and express E/F subway.