Forest Hills is a lush, beautiful residential neighborhood in the middle of Queens. Surrounded by many neighborhoods including Corona, Rego Park, and Kew Gardens, Forest Hills leans more into the suburban lifestyle rather than a gritty city one. The houses are big, the shopping is plentiful, and the people who live here never run out of things to do.
In the early days, Forest Hills was made up of six large farms. In 1895, the area just beneath those farms was being transformed into a park known as Forest Park. In 1906, developers bought the six large farmlands in order to develop them into a neighborhood, which would be named Forest Hills as a tribute to the neighboring park.
Forest Hills divided ownership of the neighborhood in 1908 when Margaret Sage, founder of the Russell Sage Foundation, bought 142 acres from the development firm. She christened the area Forest Hills Gardens and commissioned architects to build tudor style housing in the…
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