Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Forest Hills a Top 100 NYC Neighborhood for Walking

How does Forest Hills fare when it comes to walkability? Well, we could do better, but we also certainly could do far worse in this ranking of the Top NYC Neighborhoods for Walking. We made the Top 100—at 92—and I'll take it. Finding a neighborhood that allowed me to live without the hassle of owning a car was one of the major reasons I chose Forest Hills to begin with!

Walk Score names Forest Hills one of the most walkable neighborhoods in NY

Last week, Walk Score launched a new 2014 ranking of Most Walkable U.S. Cities & Neighborhoods and New York is the most walkable city in the United States. 

If you're not familiar with Walk Score, it's the leading measure of neighborhood walkability delivering more than 10 million scores per day across a network of over 30,000 websites. The site believes that walkable neighborhoods with access to public transit, shorter commutes, and proximity to the people and places you love are the key to a happier, healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.  This website and its mobile apps make it easy for people to shop for apartments and rentals by neighborhood walkability, commute time and proximity  to public transit. 


  1. Did you notice that Forest Hills Gardens is designated as a seperate neighborhood on the list and scores better than Forest Hills. How so, there are no stores in the actual gardens (unless you count Jade and Dirty P's) you have to walk into Forest Hills common to get to anything. They should not be their own distinct neighborhood! Heck, they are completely surrounded by Forest Hills.

  2. Walkability, or accessibility to everyday conveniences, run errands, etc was a big consideration for moving to FH. Granted it depends on where in FH that you are, but there are certainly parts of FH with high walkability.