These 5 listings show why Forest Hills is actually the place to be

A blend of urban and suburban, the Queens neighborhood has flown under the radar for too long

New York Select Spaces /
Oct.October 08, 2021 01:00 PM

Approximately 2.4 million people, or about one in four New Yorkers, call Queens home. For the rest of us, the borough always seems to sit somewhere on the periphery of our consciousness.

Maybe your family lives there, or used to live there before uprooting to New Jersey or Long Island. There are vague visions of a derailed Amazon windfall, lazy afternoons at Citi Field (or rainy ones at the U.S. Open) or the many food bloggers that talk about its uncharted ethnically diverse food havens with awe.

But if your personal experience with Queens is limited to a grandparent’s apartment, a bad parking situation or tales of its famous fictional denizens like Fran Fine, Doug Heffernan or Spider-Man, you aren’t alone.

Our Select Spaces team at TRD are here to re-introduce a neighborhood of Queens you may have overlooked, or never really understood: Forest Hills. A hodgepodge of urban and suburban, the neighborhood offers homes of all types: luxury condos, high-rise apartment buildings, McMansions in Forest Hills proper and Tudor homes with greenery in Forest Hills Gardens.

If you are ready to venture into a neighborhood that leaves no stone unturned, we’ve selected five homes for sale in Forest Hills right now that capture whatever you may be looking for. See below for a home that might make you a Queens resident after all.

An English estate in Queens

15 Wendover Road | 7 BR | $4.2M


Say ‘cheerio’ to this home in Forest Hills Gardens, a community that traces its inspiration back to England’s early-20th-century garden city movement. 15 Wendover Road maintains itself as a true relic of that era; built in 1921 by architect Thomas C. Rogers. Today, its European interior is a modernized souvenir of its historic past, with features like a mahogany library, a billiards room, a solarium, and an English tap bar. To make this home 2021-friendly, it also has remodeled bathrooms, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a sprinkler system.

A luxury high rise option

108-20 71st Avenue #9F | 2 BR | $1.9M


Perhaps a luxury high-rise is more your speed, in which case, 108-20 71st Avenue #9F is the home of your dreams. This modern pad features dark wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies. Located in The Aston, a new construction condominium, the building boasts a 24-hour doorman, fitness center and rooftop terrace. This apartment will make you forget you ever brushed off Queens as just some outer borough.

A newbie’s starter studio

1 Station Square #407 | 1 BA | $140K


New buyers sick of roommates might find solace at 1 Station Square, located in a coveted section of Forest Hills Gardens. This studio apartment in a classic Tudor-style apartment building comes complete with a wood-paneled lobby. The studio’s kitchen is updated, and its many windows make this petite space bright. Sure, this apartment is technically in Queens, but the building is mere steps away from the LIRR and Subway, so your commute to Midtown Manhattan is negligible. Plus, its location right off of Austin Street, full of shopping and restaurants, means anything you could want is just around the corner anyway.

A McMansion in the concrete jungle

66-48 Selfridge St | 5 BR | $1.9M


In addition to the melange of apartments, high rises and tudor style homes, Forest Hills also contains new construction homes that make use of every inch of land. While not free from controversy, homes like 66-48 Selfridge Street are perfect for those looking for a large, new home in New York City. Featuring cathedral ceilings, marble bathrooms, wood floors and a European inspired kitchen, this is a luxe way to stay within the city limits.

A classic Manhattan apartment, but bigger

72-10 112th Street, Unit 5E | 2 BR | $539K


Last, but certainly not least, are the beautiful apartments for those not ready to head all the way to the ‘burbs, but want a little more space and bang for their buck than they’d get in Manhattan. Enter 72-10 112th Street, Unit 5E. Master-sized bedrooms, a large open floor plan and a galley kitchen are just a few reasons to consider venturing out to Queens. The apartment is located in a building with a marble lobby and part-time doorman to boot. Plus, the building has indoor parking (albeit with a waitlist) for just $185 a month: a price unheard of across the East River.


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