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Old 05-21-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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Tee Hee. I'm a 34 year old lawyer living in Jackson Heights with hubby...yes, FHills is very nice, but expensive...Jackson Heights was at a good price for us and appreciated nicely...There are many beautiful gardens in the historic district (where I am)...I feel safe. Would I live here forever? No. Parking is a ***** in Fhill....a LITTLE better in the Heights....If you can afford it, I'd go FHills though..but NOTHING wrong with Jackson Heights
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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No doubt about it, Forest Hills is the nicer neighborhood of the two. Cleaner, more subway trains to Manhattan and minutes from Forest Park or Flushing Meadows. The shopping is superior in Forest Hills as well. If you can afford it, Forest Hills is the better investment. Just look at old photos of the two. Although both have dramatically changed over the years, Forest Hills retains more of it's original charm, especially in Forest Hills Gardens and the Cord-Meyer section. I may be biased as I was born there 52 years ago, but being a Californian for the last 33 years, everytime I visit New York I always feel good when I visit Forest Hills. Unfortunately, I can't say that about a lot of Queens.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:11 AM
 
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If you can afford it, Forest Hills is the better investment. Just look at old photos of the two. Although both have dramatically changed over the years, Forest Hills retains more of it's original charm, especially in Forest Hills Gardens and the Cord-Meyer section.
Actually it is Jackson Heights that has retained more of its original charm than FH. Many blocks have been designated official historical landmarks at the federal, state and city level and kept its original architecture from prewar years. Outside of FH Gardens, most of the old architecture of FH has been modernized and lost many of its original detail.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:26 AM
 
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I too would choose Forest Hills over Jackson Heights. FH has more subway service options and has a cleaner feel to it than JH.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:56 AM
 
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The area in JH that has been marked as a historic landmark is more than 60 blocks in area so there's more than enough space to give it a clean feel go go about one's daily business. The commercial area along 37th ave. is also very clean, has a starbucks, delis etc. The subway stops along Roosevelt are not so clean (but not so filthy either), and this is mainly due to them being main transit points for people coming from all over Queens. Mss transit apart from subways is not good though. The express bus service was terminated and JH has no LIRR unlike FH.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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I live in Forest Hills, one block from the E & F express subway stop and have been here for 30+ years. I love it, and I personally feel its the most upscale neighborhood in Queens.

I'm looking to move out of NYC next summer and head south. I feel that its time to leave the big city now that I am settled and married now.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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I lived in Forest Hills until I was priced out. I loved it and would move back in a heartbeat if I could afford to. Like the poster above, I too am looking to move out of NYC next summer and head south but I really enjoyed my years in FH.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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I can't believe the advice people give out on this forum. First of all, Jackson Heights is served by the E and F as well, at the station Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue.

As for which one is nicer, its either/or. You'll see more white people in Forest Hills and a lot of immigrants in Jackson Heights. However, I liked eating at South American and Indian restaurants, so if you're not someone who insists on living in the whitest neighborhood, in all honesty, the neighborhoods are about the same. Both have a lot of houses if you walk some distance from the subway line. Both are served by the Queens Boulevard line, and both have express stops on the E and F. Forest Hills has a LIRR station, but its a short walk from Jackson Heights to Woodside, which has a LIRR station.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:26 AM
 
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I'm assuming though that someone of moderate means wanting to move to Jackson Heights would be looking at the historic district. It's (historic district) is a fairly large area and depending on where you live there, it can be quite far for a daily rush hour walk to the E/F station in 74th. Your train would be the 7, which is packed in the morning and prone to delays. Even the buses to the E/F can get full.Woodside LIRR is likewise far to walk to everyday. I would recommend buying/leasing a small car like a Golf and making a short drive down Junction Blvd. to catch the express near the Queens Mall for a comfortable commute to Manhattan.
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