Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-08-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
7 posts, read 48,256 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I'm a young white professional considering getting an apt. in Forest Hills. I've looked at Astoria and other areas, but I'd like somewhere a little cleaner and neighborhood-like.

How is Forest Hills? Is everything you need within walking distance? Is it a safe place for my girlfriend to walk around at night? Are there bars/nightlife (doesn't have to be ALOT, just several good choices). How long is the commute to midtown?

I grew up in Jersey suburbs, so I'm looking to find a nice in-between (a la Morristown, Stamford CT, etc.).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
1,915 posts, read 7,988,436 times
Reputation: 559
Quote:
Originally Posted by indieandy View Post
I'm a young white professional considering getting an apt. in Forest Hills. I've looked at Astoria and other areas, but I'd like somewhere a little cleaner and neighborhood-like.

How is Forest Hills? Is everything you need within walking distance? Is it a safe place for my girlfriend to walk around at night? Are there bars/nightlife (doesn't have to be ALOT, just several good choices). How long is the commute to midtown?

I grew up in Jersey suburbs, so I'm looking to find a nice in-between (a la Morristown, Stamford CT, etc.).
I don't see what the problem with Astoria was, it has more of the things you want than Forest Hills..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
4,840 posts, read 9,924,214 times
Reputation: 3600
Quote:
Originally Posted by indieandy View Post
I'm a young white professional considering getting an apt. in Forest Hills. I've looked at Astoria and other areas, but I'd like somewhere a little cleaner and neighborhood-like.

How is Forest Hills? Is everything you need within walking distance? Is it a safe place for my girlfriend to walk around at night? Are there bars/nightlife (doesn't have to be ALOT, just several good choices). How long is the commute to midtown?

I grew up in Jersey suburbs, so I'm looking to find a nice in-between (a la Morristown, Stamford CT, etc.).
Forest Hills is a far better choice then Astoria, trust me.

It's one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, has plenty to do, and have great public transportation options. And everything you need is close by. Metropolitan Avenue, Austin Street, and Queens Boulevard are the main commercial drags. Both Austin and Queens Blvd basically run right through the center of the neighborhood.

It's a very clean neighborhood aswell, unlike Astoria.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
1,915 posts, read 7,988,436 times
Reputation: 559
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoomDan515 View Post
Forest Hills is a far better choice then Astoria, trust me.

It's one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, has plenty to do, and have great public transportation options. And everything you need is close by. Metropolitan Avenue, Austin Street, and Queens Boulevard are the main commercial drags. Both Austin and Queens Blvd basically run right through the center of the neighborhood.

It's a very clean neighborhood aswell, unlike Astoria.
What's so dirty about Astoria?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
2,806 posts, read 16,375,659 times
Reputation: 1120
Forest Hills is nice and is VERY safe by city standards. However it is definitely lacking in bars. I can only think of a handful of real bars, but I'm sure some of the restaurants on Austin Street serve liquor.

Forest Hills is more of a family oriented place. If you're looking for a trendy neighborhood with lots to do for a 20 year old, I think you better look elsewhere.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
4,840 posts, read 9,924,214 times
Reputation: 3600
Quote:
Originally Posted by analyticalkeys View Post
What's so dirty about Astoria?
Steinway Street, 30 Avenue, 31 Street etc. I find Astoria to be a very unattractive and even somewhat depressing looking neighborhood. Forest Hills, esp. Forest Hills Gardens is the exact opposite.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
1,915 posts, read 7,988,436 times
Reputation: 559
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoomDan515 View Post
Steinway Street, 30 Avenue, 31 Street etc. I find Astoria to be a very unattractive and even somewhat depressing looking neighborhood. Forest Hills, esp. Forest Hills Gardens is the exact opposite.
I guess, they're not OPTIMAL areas for viewing pleasure.. but I've seen some pretty "dirty" areas, and these are very far from them in comparison.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
7 posts, read 48,256 times
Reputation: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by DoomDan515 View Post
Forest Hills is a far better choice then Astoria, trust me.

It's one of the safest neighborhoods in the city, has plenty to do, and have great public transportation options. And everything you need is close by. Metropolitan Avenue, Austin Street, and Queens Boulevard are the main commercial drags. Both Austin and Queens Blvd basically run right through the center of the neighborhood.

It's a very clean neighborhood aswell, unlike Astoria.
Thanks for the info. I'll have to check out those drags this weekend. I have been told that Austin St. has the best stores/restaurants.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: NJ
7 posts, read 48,256 times
Reputation: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mead View Post
Forest Hills is nice and is VERY safe by city standards. However it is definitely lacking in bars. I can only think of a handful of real bars, but I'm sure some of the restaurants on Austin Street serve liquor.

Forest Hills is more of a family oriented place. If you're looking for a trendy neighborhood with lots to do for a 20 year old, I think you better look elsewhere.
As long as there are a few places where other young people go. I'm thinking of checking out Bay Ridge, but I hear that alot of their bars are filled with older "locals" (which I would never want to change... the locals should always have their spots). Any suggestions for someone in their early-mid 20s?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-08-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
7 posts, read 48,256 times
Reputation: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by analyticalkeys View Post
I guess, they're not OPTIMAL areas for viewing pleasure.. but I've seen some pretty "dirty" areas, and these are very far from them in comparison.
30th isn't too bad. Broadway and Steinway are pretty dirty though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top