Livability Score

78
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (18) A+
Forest Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Parker Pantry
Coffee Shop
Mi Tea
Coffee Shop
Gregory’s Coffee (coming Soon)
Coffee Shop
Red Piper
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pink Forest
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Eddie's Sweet Shop
Coffee Shop
Cafe Americana
Coffee Shop
Cafe Mocha
Coffee Shop
Chaikhana Sem Sorok
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bagelette
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Foods
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caffe Latte
Coffee Shop
Ateaz
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Roast n Co
Coffee Shop
Baker's Dozen Bagles
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (5) A+
Forest Hills Stadium
Stadium
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
UA Midway Stadium 9
Cinema
Cinemart Theatres
Cinema
Regal Atlas Park Stadium 8
Cinema
Forest Park Carousel
Attraction
Kew Gardens Cinemas
Cinema
Forest Park Bandshell
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Stadium
Main Street Cinemas
Cinema
Domestic Animals
Attraction
Feltman Carousel
Attraction
Westinghouse Time Capsules
Attraction
Education Center
Attraction
Domestic Animals
Attraction
Thick-billed Parrot
Attraction
Domestic Animals
Attraction
Gates of Life
Attraction
Andean Bear
Attraction
Chacoan Peccary
Attraction
American Alligator
Attraction
Waterfowl Marsh
Attraction
Sandhill Crane
Attraction
Queens Theater
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (54) A+
3 Sun Liquor Store
Alcohol
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Deli
The Local Mrkt
Deli
Nuts Factory
Sweets
Chipotle
Fast Food
The Billiard Company
Bar
Boston Market
Fast Food
Austin Deli & Grocery
Deli
Mr. Vino Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Jersey Mike's Subs
Fast Food
Red Mango
Sweets
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Ugly Roce Donuts & Corn Dogs
Fast Food
Mom & Son’s Deli
Deli
Rosalia’s Pizza
Fast Food
Mad For Chicken
Fast Food
Empire Wine & Liquors
Alcohol
Bare Burger
Fast Food
Gloria Pizza
Fast Food
OhK-Dog & Egg Toast
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Fast Food
Tap House
Bar
Atomic Wings
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Fitness (11) A+
TITLE Boxing Club Forest Hills
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Orangetheory Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
HOTYOGA4YOU
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
My Living Yoga
Gym
Pilates and Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Queens Community House
Community Centre
Generation Q
Community Centre
Strength Club
Gym
United Tae Kwon Do
Gym
Planet Fitness
Gym
Nina's Gymnastics Center
Gym
Martial Arts & Fitness
Gym
Retro Fitness
Gym
Fit Nation
Gym
Blink Fitness
Gym
Force Fitness
Gym
Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo
Community Centre
Queens Community Justice Center
Community Centre
Blink Fitness
Gym
Groceries (37) A+
Vitelio's Marketplace
Grocery Store
Martha's Bakery
Bakery
Gotta Getta Bagel
Bakery
Paris Baguette
Bakery
Forest Hills Bagel
Bakery
Unknown Name
Seafood
Fayda
Bakery
Paticceria
Bakery
Angie’s Market
Grocery Store
Food Universe Marketplace
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Chips City
Bakery
Unknown Name
Bakery
Andre’ Hungarian Bakery
Bakery
Metro Meat
Butcher
New York Hot Bagels
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Sakura-ya
Grocery Store
Rhokat Kosher Bakery
Bakery
Foodtown
Grocery Store
NetCost Market
Grocery Store
Rego Marketplace
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
World Fruit Farm
Grocery Store
Bagels for YOU
Bakery
Parks (32) A+
Pebblestone Triangle
Park
Russell Sage Playground
Park
MacDonald Park
Park
Plaza 67
Park
The Painter's Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Federoff Triangle
Park
Arthur Katzman Playground
Playground
Yellowstone Municipal Park
Park
Hawthorne Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Forest Hills Gardens (Private)
Park
Unknown Name
Park
DeVoy Playground
Playground
Cottage Gardens Park
Park
Ehrenreich-Austin Playground
Playground
Community Playground
Playground
Willow Lake Playground
Park
Fleetwood Triangle
Park
Olivia Park
Park
Annadale Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Jackie Robinson Field
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (111) A+
Good Deal
Discount Store
Olivia Brand 99c store
Discount Store
Body Spa
Beauty
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Estelle Hair Studio
Hairdresser
Men's Wearhouse
Clothing
Target
Department Store
Gap
Clothing
MK Vision Center
Optician
Unknown Name
Pets
Verizon
Electronics
Shai Salon
Beauty
Loft
Clothing
The Children's Place
Clothing
Bath & Body Works
Beauty
DivaNY
Clothing
Savvy Beauty
Beauty
T-Mobile
Electronics
Studio Arts Florist
Florist
American Vision Center
Optician
Trek
Bicycle
LensCrafters
Optician
Cohen's Fashion Optical
Optician
Anthony Apparel
Clothing
Banana Republic
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 55.6% take public transportation in Forest Hills.
Public Transit Stops (154)
Stops & Stations
A+
69th Avenue & Exeter Street
Bus Stop
69th Avenue & Groton Street
Bus Stop
69th Avenue & Groton Street
Bus Stop
69th Avenue & Dartmouth Street
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
69th Avenue & Ingram Street
Bus Stop
69th Avenue & Juno Street
Bus Stop
Burns Street & 68th Avenue
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Groton Street
Bus Stop
Burns Street & 68th Avenue
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Groton Street
Bus Stop
Burns Street & Yellowstone Boulevard
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Clyde Street
Bus Stop
Burns Street & Yellowstone Boulevard
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Burns Street
Bus Stop
Kessel Street & 70th Avenue
Bus Stop
Austin Street & 69th Road
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Juno Street
Bus Stop
Austin Street & 69th Road
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Austin Street
Bus Stop
69th Avenue & Loubet Street
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Kessel Street
Bus Stop
Yellowstone Boulevard & Gerard Place
Bus Stop
Austin Street & 70th Road
Bus Stop
Loubet Street & 70th Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
55.6%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Forest Hills is 166/100 - which is 42% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B

Forest Hills crime rates are 1,613 per 100k, which is 25% lower than New York
Property Crime
1,373 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
240 crimes per 100k
B+
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employment A+

The median income in Forest Hills is $94,597 - which is 56% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$94,597
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.7%
A-
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (81)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
J & D Pharmacy
Pharmacy
NYPD 112 PCT
Police
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Forest Hills Care Center
Nursing Home
Austin Care Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Duo Dental Spa
Dentist
New York Preventative Health Center
Clinic
Achieve Beyond
Clinic
Unknown Name
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Clinic
Dental 365
Dentist
Simon Cheirif
Dentist
Family Podiatry of Rego Park
Doctor
Diamond Braces
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
CityMD
Clinic
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Renaissance Dental
Dentist
Dr Ira Orgel
Dentist
Level Up MD
Clinic
Y & E Elite
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Horizon Dental
Dentist
Colony Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Forest Hills home prices are $580,702 - which is 103% higher than New York
Home Price
$580,702
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
A+
Home Affordability
6.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Forest Hills graduation rate is 90% - which is 9% higher than New York
School Test Scores
73%
B
High School Grad. Rates
90%
B+
Elementary Schools (17) A+
Ps 144 Col Jeromus Remsen
Our Lady Of Catholic Academy
Jhs 190 Russell Sage
Forest Hills Montessori School
Ps 101 School In The Gardens
Ps 174 William Sidney Mount
Academy For Excellence Through The Arts (The)
Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs Catholic Academy
Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
Ps 233
Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe Dov
Bnos Malka Academy
Ps 196 Grand Central Parkway
Ps 175 Lynn Gross Discovery School (The)
Ps 139 Rego Park
Jhs 157 Stephen A Halsey
Ps/Is 113 Anthony J Pranzo
St Margaret Catholic Academy
Sacred Heart Catholic Academy
Ps/Is 87 Middle Village
Ps 206 Horace Harding School (The)
Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe
Ps 49 Dorothy Bonawit Kole
Ps 220 Edward Mandel
Resurrection Ascension Catholic Academy
High Schools (6) A+
Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School
Ps 233
Queens Metropolitan High School
Midrash Lman Achai
Forest Hills High School
Jhs 157 Stephen A Halsey
Jewish Institute Of Queens
High School For Arts And Business
Yeshiva Shaar Hatorah
John F Kennedy Jr School
Cathedral Preparatory School And Seminary
North Queens Community High School
Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun
Shevach High School
Archbishop Molloy High School
Mesivta Torah V'Emunah
Mesivta Chofetz Chaim
Richmond Hill High School
Newtown High School
International High School For Health Sciences
Brooklyn Lab School
Academy Of Innovative Technology
Urban Assembly School For Collaborative Healthcare
Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School
Multicultural High School
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ratings A-

Forest Hills has an overall rating of 80% from 13 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
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User Surveys (12)
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Forest Hills Area Facts

  • Forest Hills has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Forest Hills crime rates are 44% lower than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Forest Hills is 2% lower than the New York average
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Forest Hills Reviews

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Would you like to live in Forest Hills, New York? 4 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 06, 2012) I lived in Forest Hills when I was in high school and it's a great neighborhood. I moved to Forest Hills when I got accepted to Forest Hills High School, and the neighborhood made quite an impression on me since then. It's a quiet neighborhood with lots of trees and nice houses. ...Read More I love the trees, the hills, the houses, the schools and the shopping. If you are a family man looking to buy a house, Forest Hills is a great choice. Even though the houses are pricey, they have wonderful houses with good schools. Unlike the New Yorkers, the community is friendly and helpful so you don't have to be shy to ask for directions.

Forest Hills is close to a major road and the highways so it's easy to get in and out of the neighborhood. Most people choose to live in Forest Hills for the commute because the highways and the subways are very accessible. Other people like to go there for the shopping because there is a large shopping mall half mile away from Forest Hills. Queens Center used to be a small shopping center with limited number of stores at one time. But since they renovated the mall several years ago, there are dozens of stores to choose from. There are great restaurants to dine in and you can choose from American to Mediterranean cuisine.

But if you are going to Forest Hills just for a visit, leave your car at home. Parking is a pain because there are a lot of apartment buildings in Forest Hills. Even with apartments with garage parking, there is always a long waiting list. So unless you live in a private house you have to depend on street parking, which is very hard to find. But some people think it's worth living in Forest Hills, because it's a nice, safe and quiet place to live with a good commute. I liked living there for the shopping and the bowling. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Forest Hills? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Pebblestone Triangle
Russell Sage Playground
MacDonald Park
Plaza 67
The Painter's Playground
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Federoff Triangle

Entertainment

Forest Hills Stadium
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
UA Midway Stadium 9
Cinemart Theatres
Regal Atlas Park Stadium 8
Forest Park Carousel
Kew Gardens Cinemas

Food & Drink

3 Sun Liquor Store
Dunkin'
Unknown Name
The Local Mrkt
Nuts Factory
Chipotle
The Billiard Company
Boston Market

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Forest Hills? Of all people who commute, 55.6% take public transportation in Forest Hills.
Drive to Work
24%

29% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
56%

28% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
5%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Forest Hills a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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