The neighborhood of Forest Hills is mostly residential and located in the central portion of Queens, New York. To the north it is adjacent to Corona; to the west, it is adjacent to Rego Park; to the south, it is adjacent to Forest Park; to the southeast, it is adjacent to Kew Gardens; and to the east, it is adjacent to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
Queens Boulevard is the main thoroughfare in Forest Hills. Metropolitan Avenue is a shopping street with antique shops. The commercial heart of Forest Hills is a mile-long stretch of Austin Street, which stretches from Yellowstone Boulevard to Ascan Avenue.
Forest Hills is bordered by two of the largest parks in Queens, which are both managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation: Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, which is 1,255 acres, and the iconic Unisphere; as well as Forest Park, which is 544 acres.
Forest Hills contains the following public schools: School In The Gardens, School In The Gardens, William Sidney Mount, Lynn Gross Discovery School, Grand Central Parkway, Edward Mandel, The Academy for Excellence through the Arts, Stephen A. Halsey, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School, Russell Sage, Forest Hills High School, and Queens Metropolitan High School. Forest Hills is home to two Queens Public Library branches: The Forest Hills branch is located at 108-19 71st Avenue, while the North Forest Park branch is located at 98-27 Metropolitan Avenue.
The Church-in-the-Gardens at 50 Ascan Ave and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 85 Greenway St are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
MTA Regional Bus Operations bus routes and New York City Subway stations serve Forest Hills.
Forest Hills Coordinates: 40.715°N 73.845°W