is an affluent neighborhood in the north-east section of the borough
in New York City
. It is bound by the Grand Central Parkway
to the south, Kingsbury Avenue and Richland Avenue to the north, Hollis Hills Terrace to the west and Springfield Boulevard
to the east.
Most homes in Hollis Hills are of the Colonial, Tudor, and Ranch styles. Houses here attract predominantly the upper-middle class as some houses in the area can fetch prices of $1,500,000 or higher. This neighborhood, similar to Douglaston, is a quasi-suburb, with detached homes sitting on large tree-lined lots. However, its main attraction is the zoned, elementary school P.S. 188, dubbed one of the best elementary schools in the city. . Surrey Estates, a section of Hollis Hills, is a smaller triangle of architecturally notable homes surrounded by old, large trees and is bound by Union Turnpike
, Springfield Boulevard, and Hartland Avenue within Hollis Hills.
Hollis Hills is physically distinguished from the neighboring areas of Holliswood
by a slight elevation above sea level, thanks to a quirk of a retreating glacier from the last Ice Age. The neighborhood is flanked by Cunningham Park
and Alley Pond Park
, as well as the historic Long Island......