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Old 08-04-2009, 12:23 AM
 
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How are these two neighborhoods, in safety and atmosphere? Are they similar?
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:51 AM
 
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Both areas are pretty safe, though Forest Hills is much more upscale, overall. Woodside is a bit more diverse, and the housing stock does not range into the millions of dollars as does Forest Hills, especially in The Gardens. Forest Hills has better transportation to Manhattan (subway, bus, LIRR), and the schools are very good.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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Both areas are pretty safe, though Forest Hills is much more upscale, overall. Woodside is a bit more diverse, and the housing stock does not range into the millions of dollars as does Forest Hills, especially in The Gardens. Forest Hills has better transportation to Manhattan (subway, bus, LIRR), and the schools are very good.
I agree with the above as I have lived in the past in both neighborhoods. I would add that Forest Hills although it has better transportation options than Woodside (only one subway line & a couple of buses), Woodside is much closer to Manhattan than Forest Hills. On the other hand, Forest Hills has more shopping options and is closer to Queens Center & other smaller shopping malls (Rego Park, etc.) than Woodside. Also Forest Hills has more movie theaters (3 multiplex) verus Sunnyside's one. Both have Queens Library branches although I think the Forest Hills branch is larger and has more foreign language books than the Sunnyside branch.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Forest Hills is to Queens as Riverdale is to the Bronx. Very nice neighborhood, well kept and expensive.

To above poster, Woodside has 2 subway lines; the 7 and the G,R,V. with a total of 5 stations.

Forest Hills has 2 stations and the LIRR which Woodside also has.

It is much faster to the city from Woodside than it is from Forest Hills.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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It is much faster to the city from Woodside than it is from Forest Hills.
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Woodside is closer to manhattan. However if you are on the express train (E/F), I think it is actually faster to get to the city.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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I agree with the above as I have lived in the past in both neighborhoods. I would add that Forest Hills although it has better transportation options than Woodside (only one subway line & a couple of buses), Woodside is much closer to Manhattan than Forest Hills. On the other hand, Forest Hills has more shopping options and is closer to Queens Center & other smaller shopping malls (Rego Park, etc.) than Woodside. Also Forest Hills has more movie theaters (3 multiplex) verus Sunnyside's one. Both have Queens Library branches although I think the Forest Hills branch is larger and has more foreign language books than the Sunnyside branch.
Woodside is also accessibly by the LIRR.
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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Forest Hills is also accessible by LIRR. I think the E/F express trains are faster than the local trains in Woodside. Woodside isn't bad but if it were up to me, I'd pick Forest Hills.
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