Forest Hills: A Neighborhood of Exclusivity
Private and exclusive, Forest Hills is home to some of the most expensive real estate in Queens. Forest Hills is a community within a community, buffered by tree-lined streets, frame houses from the turn of the century and quiet sophistication. Residents love this area’s luxury and enjoy all the privileges that living in Forest Hills has to offer.
Homes in Forest Hills
Forest Hills has long been a highly sought after neighborhood, but lately the availability of homes in the area has dwindled, with buyers flocking to Forest Hills after having been priced out of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. Bidding wars have made it almost impossible to snag property in the neighborhood, and many homes are sold within days of being listed. One of the highest prices on record was a Tudor-style home that went for $4.2 million. The house featured seven bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The community is a haven for commuters. It is less than 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan on the Long Island Railroad and 20 minutes by subway. It is also popular with airport and airline employees due to its central location between LaGuardia and JFK airports. For a townhome in Forest Hills, buyers can expect to pay an average of $800,000. Single family homes normally start at about $1.5 million.
Easy Living in Forest Hills
One of the main attractions in Forest Hills is Forest Park. Rolling acres provide lush trees, hiking trails and riding paths make this park a favorite of area residents. The West Side Tennis Club is the center of the community, with many residents visiting it regularly. The Church in the Gardens and the local post office are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
There are five elementary schools, a junior high school and two high schools in Forest Hills. A large number of students move on to study at highly competitive Bronx School of Science, Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn Tech.
One of the most attractive features of Forest Hills is its proximity to transportation and roadways. The neighborhood is bordered by the Grand Central Parkway, the Van Wyck Expressway and Metropolitan Avenue. The Long Island Railroad has two stops in Forest Hills and the area is accessible by the E,F, M and R trains.
Trust Zhanna Shiman for Your Real Estate Needs
Zhanna Shiman specializes in real estate in Queens, and has years of experience buying and selling homes in Forest Hills. It can be a challenge to buy a home in Forest Hills, as aggressive buyers and their agents often swoop in and grab the best properties. Zhanna Shiman’s years of experience means that she has the knowledge, expertise and know-how to get you into the right home at the right price. With her as your agent, you get:
- Inside data including demographic reports, market studies and pricing reports
- An agent who is skilled in negotiation and representation
- Access to detailed information about the home including maintenance reports and home inspection data
- The first access to information about homes for sale—before the crowds find out
- A representative who will work with you throughout the process
When it comes to buying your next home in Forest Hills, Zhanna Shiman is the agent who will help you to get the best home at the best price.