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Old 02-24-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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I hate looking for parking around there always end up spending money on indoor as the meters are heavily patrolled by meter maids and the near the commons they boot your wheel which I believe is completely unlawful to do.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:21 PM
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No she's not crazy. She's just a newly-arrived Upper West Side snob who would hate any suburban-looking neighborhood.
since when there's snob in UWS??
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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I live in Forest Hills (not the Gardens) but love biking around FH Gardens in the Spring and Fall! Its a great neighborhood to live in with plenty to do. And though the houses in the Gardens are pricey (start at 1.2 million), they are still cheaper then buying an apt in Manhattan.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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Another wonderful walk is along Park Lane South in Forest Park. Gorgeous homes.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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Granted that you can afford to, could any random person buy a house there? Or do you have to get board approved and all kind of hoops to jump through to purchase there?
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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Granted that you can afford to, could any random person buy a house there? Or do you have to get board approved and all kind of hoops to jump through to purchase there?
No. Money should do it.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Between the Bays
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Another wonderful walk is along Park Lane South in Forest Park. Gorgeous homes.
Over there in Kew Gardens there is one block in particular that has some giant houses on some of the biggest single family lots in the city.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Over there in Kew Gardens there is one block in particular that has some giant houses on some of the biggest single family lots in the city.
I think the area I'm referring to is technically Richmond Hill. Gorgeous, amazing homes. Hard to believe it's in the city!
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:33 PM
 
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Granted that you can afford to, could any random person buy a house there? Or do you have to get board approved and all kind of hoops to jump through to purchase there?
I don't think you need board approval to purchase. But there is a corporation that manages the Gardens: http://foresthillsgardens.org/faqs/. There are some yearly fees you have to pay to live there for maintenance of the streets and gardens. You also get access to the community club house which has a pool and tennis court.

There are some pre-war co-op buildings in the Gardens as well. For those, I am sure you need board approval.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Anytown, USA
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I don't think you need board approval to purchase. But there is a corporation that manages the Gardens: http://foresthillsgardens.org/faqs/. There are some yearly fees you have to pay to live there for maintenance of the streets and gardens. You also get access to the community club house which has a pool and tennis court.

There are some pre-war co-op buildings in the Gardens as well. For those, I am sure you need board approval.
This is true about the corporation that manages the gardens. Additionally they are strict and forbid homeowners from altering the appearance of their homes from its original design without board approval. With that being said, my buddy owns a home in the gardens and had to do some minor exterior repairs when that big tornado swept thru forest hills in 2010. On a couple of occasions he was approached by a garden board member and questioned about his repair work, which he had reassured them that he wasn't going to alter the appearance of the home, but restore it.
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