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Forest Hills, Queens | Austin Street & Booth Street
8 Rooms3 Beds3.5 Baths1,512 Square FeetSingle Family

$1,299,000
floors / apts2 / 1
Lot Size19'x100'
Built Size19'x38'
ZoneR4B
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$8,931
Price Per SF
$859

Listing Features

  • High Ceilings
  • Oversized Windows

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard [36'x19']
  • Frontyard [21'x19']
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Park Views

Building Amenities

  • Garden

Property Description

SINGLE FAMILY + 3 BEDROOMS + 3.5 BATHROOMS + FINISHED BASEMENT + PRIVATE BACKYARD WITH GARDEN + DETACHED GARAGE THE HOUSE: This Beautiful Single Family 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath Brick Colonial Townhouse is located on a picturesque tree-lined block facing the beautiful Russell Sage Playground. The home itself features a pristine manicured front yard with eye-catching floral arrangements along with a private entrance to the basement. The home has a large and open living room perfect for entertaining with over 9 feet ceilings and a gorgeous bay window, as well as a separate formal dining room that overlooks an enclosed private backyard and garden. The sunlight radiates through the living room bay window and the dining room window to provide abundant natural light throughout the main floor. A beautifully-maintained wooden staircase leads to the second floor to all three bedrooms with ample closet space and two completely renovated full bathrooms. The main bedroom contains an ensuite bathroom with floor to ceiling marble tiles and a walk-in glass shower. The recently renovated windowed kitchen has new stainless-steel appliances including an oven with an outdoor cooking vent and access to the spacious and private patio area perfect for grilling, entertaining and relaxing. Adjacent to the kitchen you will find a powder room and a staircase leading to the basement level. The basement highlights an office and two spacious dens with closets and a 3rd full bathroom. There is also a separate washer and dryer and boiler room. With over 1500 square feet of living space in a 20’ x 100’ lot, a front yard and back yard, a finished basement and detached garage, the possibilities are endless. THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Situated on a tree-lined street between Austin Street and Booth Street, 102-37 68th Avenue is directly across the impressive Russell Sage Playground (the top playground in Forest Hills!), and steps away from a litany of amazing restaurants, trendy bars, and rustic boutique shops on Austin Street. The home is 3 blocks away from the 67th Avenue M and R train station (an easy 25-minute ride to Midtown Manhattan) and about 10 minutes’ walk to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and the 71st and Continental Avenue F, M, R, E train station. Forest Hills is a residential neighborhood in Queens with fine local dining, shopping, and great transportation set for urban convenience and suburban comfort. It is known for its gently rolling row houses, towering high-rise apartments, its historic concert venue, and an evolving mecca of shops and restaurants. Enjoy concerts at Forest Hills Stadium, a farmer’s market at Forest Hills Greenmarket, and boutique shops on Austin Street. The local businesses in Forest Hills are cut from another era with their classic early-Twentieth Century interior design. Call for an appointment today!

Listing History

Now
05/11/2022
$1,299,000
Initial Price by Kevin Wong
Compass
Launch

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
AgePost-War
AccessWalk-up
Year Built1945
Floors/Apts2/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

67 Av
0.17 miles
Forest Hills-71 Av
0.43 miles

Railroad

Forest HillsLong Island Rail Road
0.49 miles
4
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Forest Hills | Queens

Quick Profile

Nestled in the heart of Queens, Forest Hills is primarily a residential area that offers the calmness of suburban living alongside the whirl of the big city. The contrasts are sharp. Take a stroll through the idyllic Forest Hills Gardens and you’ll find tree-lined streets and homes with manicured lawns. Cross the LIRR train tracks that slice through this neighborhood and you’re in a different world, one dominated by apartment complexes that straddle both sides of Queens Boulevard, one of the busiest and widest commercial streets in the city. 

Forest Hills is first and foremost a community that has stood the test of time. It is a haven for families, young adults and retirees alike. It’s the kind of place that you visit for an outdoor summer concert and never want to leave. Who wouldn’t find the low-rise Tudor styled apartment buildings along Tennis Place and Burns Street alluring.

Plainly put, one can get anywhere from Forest Hills in a reasonable amount of time. Accessible transportation is a core virtue and not surprisingly, the introduction of subway lines to Forest Hills in the mid 1930s changed the neighborhood forever. By 1940, the population swelled to 32,000, more than three times the local population just twenty years earlier. Today Forest Hills is home to about 85,000 people and transportation is a key checkbox. You can not only commute to Manhattan below ground, but above ground as well via the LIRR from Station Square. The LIRR can deliver you to Penn Station in 15 minutes or eastward toward the Long Island beaches in forty.   

Forest Hills High School at 110th Street between 66th Road and 67th Road anchors the far northern edge of Forest Hills, covering multiple city blocks. Fanning out from the high school are entire blocks of tree-lined streets with single-family homes. In contrast to the Gardens, these blocks are a mix of older and newer homes, even some McMansions.

There are two main streets that run through Forest Hills. Austin Street is an endless retail strip of local and national stores, many of which seem to be carved out of the tudor buildings that they occupy. Restaurants are aplenty and reflect the diverse cuisine of the neighborhood’s inhabitants. Queens Boulevard, once deemed the “most dangerous road in America,” is a 12-lane road (could be as wide as 16 lanes in some places) that represents the impact and consequences of urban sprawl. Queens Boulevard is literally a 7.5 mile sprint to and from the city through the heart of Queens.

As can be expected, the older variety of multi-family buildings in Forest Hills are largely low-rise prewars, typically five and six stories. They are split between co-ops and rental buildings. The newer post-war buildings, have grown taller as housing needs have changed. Most of these high-rise structures align Queens Boulevard and stand from 20 to 30 stories tall.  

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