Q: I live in New York City and want to buy a two- to three-family home as an investment. Should I look in Forest Hills?
A: Forest Hills, located in the heart of Queens, is an idyllic New York neighborhood of Tudor mansions, adorable little condominiums, and a handful of two- and three-family homes that fetch very good rental rates.
The best news of all is that its proximity to midtown Manhattan (less than a 30-minute commute) makes it attractive to sophisticated Manhattanites who are looking to move into the boroughs.
Forest Hills also has great shopping, with a nice mix of big stores, interesting boutiques, bookstores and some of the best bagel shops this side of the Mississippi.
Babs obviously thinks this guy means Forest Hills Gardens, when it's more like Forest Hills South he's thinking about, where transportation ain't so hot, there's no bookstore and "sophisticated Manhattanites" wouldn't be caught dead there. But she can never pass up the opportunity to advocate for absentee landlordism in Queens.
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