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Old 02-26-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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I am a native Manhattanite, now priced out of Manhattan and looking to buy in Queens. So far, the neighborhoods where I've found properties I can afford and would want to live in are Jackson Heights and Forest Hills. Forest Hills seems nicer and more established, but it's also a further commute. Jackson Heights is a better commute, but not quite as nice (though still decent). Anyone know anything about these 2 neighborhoods? Is the commute to Forest Hills too far, or would it be worth the extra trek to live in the nicer area? I'd appreciate any and all feedback.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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Forest Hills is the better choice
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:23 PM
 
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Forest Hills has the F train, super fast to Manhatten.

The 7 train is a long 3rd work hell from rush hour well into the evening. I kind of like all the bodegas, bars, junkshops in Jackson Heights-Elmhurst.
It also has great restaurants like La Fusta, were a great steak and a BIG pitcher of wine wont cost you $90.
http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant...ta-restaurant/ You can also play your stereo and guitar without headphones Friday 9PM and nobody calls the cops. Summertime your neighbors say hello and give you a beer

-Joe
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:43 PM
 
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"Summertime your neighbors say hello and give you a beer"

Yeah, that's why we live in Manhattan and not in the suburbs
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:42 AM
 
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Forest Hills is a little more suburban like alot of Queens. I would say Jackson Heights would probably be cheaper though because its the lower class option of the two but its still not a bad neighborhood. You might want to look in South Ozone Park. Its pretty cheap and not alot of crime.
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Old 02-27-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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South Ozone Park, its twice the travel than Forest Hills.... I think he's trying to avoid the time on the subway. In Jackson heights, the area about 4 blocks north of Roosevelt Ave is still relatively quiet, the buildings are kept nice and the aprtments are usually big. The only downer is travelling on the 7 train and dealing with the congestion of Roosevelt Ave. Maybe you would consider the next neighborhood east, Woodside?
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Old 03-05-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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South Ozone Park, its twice the travel than Forest Hills.... I think he's trying to avoid the time on the subway. In Jackson heights, the area about 4 blocks north of Roosevelt Ave is still relatively quiet, the buildings are kept nice and the aprtments are usually big. The only downer is travelling on the 7 train and dealing with the congestion of Roosevelt Ave. Maybe you would consider the next neighborhood east, Woodside?
What yall trying to say about the 7! Yeah, the 7 sucks most of the time. The good thing is, I'm by the Flushing-Main. St stop. So I get first crack at the seats!
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Forest Hills!! it will take 20 minutes to get to the city from 71 continental stop....E train express...apartments are nice, austin street is nice, you got everythnig you need there......
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: New York
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10 years ago Jackson Heights was the NY HDQ for the Columbian cartels. As soon as the sun went down Roosevelt ave was a center of sin where one could find coke/hooker/smack/TV hookers. Unless you are actively involved in these shenanigans I don't think this is the place to be.
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Old 03-11-2007, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Jackson Heights isn't bad. Forest Hills is a litte more "well-stocked," in terms of services, stores, and etc. Neither are bad neighborhoods. I would say Forest Hills is a little better but hurry it is getting more expensive by the minute.
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