Forest Hills, NY Overview

Forest Hills offers a culturally and socially diverse neighborhood that encompasses the upscale enclave of Forest Hills Gardens.  Originally patterned after England's garden community models, Forest Hills Gardens has remained almost strictly residential.  Dense commercial districts and streets lined with six-story brick apartment buildings are common throughout the rest of the neighborhood.  Metropolitan Avenue showcases many fine antique shops, although the center of commerce is a mile-long stretch of Austin Street.  Generational families in Forest Hills are being joined by young professionals in increasing numbers who appreciate the cosmopolitan nature, plentiful shopping, great restaurants, and excellent access to public transportation.  Many airline pilots have settled into this area, which offers close proximity to JFK and La Guardia airports.


Population Growth (since 2000) -1 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 35,113.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.103
Households w/ Children 22 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 9 %
5+ Years in Residency 32 %
Median Year in Residency 2.78

Housing Inventory

Forest Hills, NY Housing Inventory 16,788 1,854 16,097 16,788 1,854 16,097

Market Overview

22 listings with an estimated median price of $440,000

Price Count
$200K - 300K 1
$300K - 400K 9
$400K - 500K 4
$600K - 700K 2
$700K - 800K 2
$800K - 900K 1
$900K - 1M 1
$1M - Max 2
Property Type Count
Single Family 2
Townhouse 1
Condo 2
Commercial 1
Rental 109
CoOp 16

(Data as of 12/16/2018)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Forest Hills, NY Population Demographics

Total: 69,537


Median Age: 43.32

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Forest Hills, NY Temperature

Weather Risk

Forest Hills, NY Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Forest Hills, NY Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Forest Hills, NY Highest Education Level Attained 9,002 6,277 3,605 1,697 2,234 13,862 15,997 9,002 6,277 3,605 1,697 2,234 13,862

Employment and Finance


Forest Hills, NY Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $73,780)

Forest Hills, NY Income by dollar range 1,770 1,062 1,302 1,267 1,082 1,047 1,113 1,086 1,154 2,401 3,409 4,536 3,369 2,465 3,739 841 1,141 99

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Forest Hills, NY Crime

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