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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Forest Hills is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 79,584. Forest Hills is in Queens County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Forest Hills offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Forest Hills there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Forest Hills and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Forest Hills are above average.
About Forest Hills...
Population
79,584

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$430,627
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,646
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    177.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    67.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    804.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,599
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Forest Hills is destroyed. Thanks to the politicians making decisions for Queens! There are homeless people and garbage scattered everywhere. A kid was body-slammed by a homeless man right on his grandfather’s property, and yet a jail in neighboring Kew Gardens is being coordinated. Crime inevitably will increase as mentally challenged homeless people and inmates increase in population. Forest Hills used to be diverse, but now 70% of stores and restaurants are along the lines of noodles bubble tea.
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Forest Hills is a neighborhood that one could consider the heart of Queens. Even though prices have gone up in the area it is understandable why people still want to live in the area. It's diversity brings the area to life and allows residence and visitor alike to have a unique experience. It is a safe, family friendly neighborhood with great people. It has great public schools in the area. Parking in certain parts of the neighborhood could be better, but that is made up for with great access to public transportation and how close Forest Hills is to the city via train. Overall, I give Forest Hills two thumbs up!
Forest Hills is a lively small town, full of diversity, nature, and food! The town in home to thousands of kind souls, who remain involved in PTA and sports activities. Not only is the town beautiful, many houses have European architect style, but it also is extremely safe. Forest Hills contains a variety of restaurants, from all parts of the world, ranging from South America to Asia. Overall, Forest Hills is one of the best neighbor hoods in New York City!