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Forest Hills Gardens makes No. 10 on the list of the top 50 most expensive neighborhoods in NYC.

Following reports that revealed the average person in Queens has to spend a whopping 83.7 percent of their income to be able to buy median housing throughout the borough, a study has placed twelve neighborhoods in Queens on a list of the top 50 priciest in all of New York City for 2016.

According to a recent report published by PropertyShark — which ranked neighborhoods according to reported median sale prices in 2016 — Forest Hills Gardens was the most expensive in Queens, coming in at No. 10 on the list. With a median sale price of $1,525,000, the area was one of two non-Manhattan neighborhoods to place in the top 10.


Broadway, a neighborhood within Flushing, was the next Queens neighborhood to appear on the list. The area ranked No. 28 with a median sale price of $944,000.

Close behind was Hunters Point, a neighborhood of Long Island City, which listed at No. 29 with a median sale price of $935,000. A whopping 237 properties were sold in the area in 2016 — the highest number of transactions for a Queens neighborhood that made the list.

Twelve neighborhoods in Queens took up residence on a total of 10 slots within the top 50 — with two neighborhoods each tying at the No. 44 and No. 46 openings.

Find out which other Queens neighborhoods made the list of priciest in NYC for 2016 below.

  • No. 30: Malba, Whitestone
  • No. 42: Jamaica Estates
  • No. 43: Kissena Park, Flushing
  • No. 44 (tie): Queensboro Hill, Flushing & Ditmars-Steinway, Astoria
  • No. 45: Belle Harbor, the Rockaways
  • No. 46: Fresh Meadows & Hollis Hills, Bayside
  • No. 47: Auburndale, Flushing

The median sale prices were calculated based on residential property sales closed and recorded for single-family homes, condos and co-ops between Jan. 1 and Dec. 13, 2016, according to the reported methodology.


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