Forest Hills, TN
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Learn about Forest Hills
Who is Forest Hills a good fit for?
A beautiful area for potential residents to settle down, Forest Hills is unique in offering a triple-threat environment to suit a variety of tastes. With a touch of both the picturesque suburban life and the rural Tennessee rolling hills, woodlands, and lakes, Forest Hills is also a 15 minute drive from the excitement and urban energy of downtown Nashville. While this area may be out of budget for lower-income families and young professionals, it is the perfect spot for retirees, higher-income families, and established young singles and couples who are looking for a balanced atmosphere to call home.
Where to eat, hang out and have a good time
The Forest Hills area itself is not particularly strong on nightlife, as it is a quieter suburban community without much bustling activity. However, this area is located only 5 minutes from Green Hills, one of Nashville’s premier areas for shopping and entertainment. Most locals either spend weekends in Green Hills or in downtown Nashville.
Although the best nighttime entertainment is located slightly outside of Forest Hills, within its borders is the local favorite Roze Pony, a relaxed, hip cafe with upscale, unique dishes. Besides this unique spot, most residents will head to the Green Hills area for their dining and entertainment experiences. Visit our guide to Green Hills for more information about this vibrant area.
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Pros & Cons of living in Forest Hills
- Forest Hills is ideal for families and retirees looking to settle down.
- Outdoor enthusiasts will love the convenient access to some of Tennessee’s most beautiful state parks.
- Forest Hills is a safe environment, a simple commute into downtown Nashville, and only a 5-minute drive from Green Hills’ entertainment.
- There aren’t many nightlife activities or restaurants to discover, dissuading many potential residents from this area who are looking to be immersed in an exciting lifestyle.
- Forest Hills has a high cost of living that may be a dealbreaker for many residents.
- While the schools of Forest Hills are solid for elementary students, there isn’t a variety of options for older grades - families will need to venture well outside of its borders to find suitable schools.
How to get around in Forest Hills
Unlike several other neighborhoods near Nashville, the Nashville MTA bus service does not make any stops in Forest Hills. Since no other public transportation is available, other than the typical Lyft and Uber services, potential residents should be fully prepared to utilize their personal vehicle to commute to downtown and the surrounding areas.
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Things to do around Forest Hills
Forest Hills UMC Farmer's Market
1250 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN 37027
320 Deerwood Ln, Nashville, TN
Parks and Recreation in Forest Hills
Residents love living in Forest Hills because of its easy access to Radnor Lake State Park and Percy Warner Park. These gorgeous, sprawling natural areas offer opportunities for hiking, bird-watching, swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, boating, horseback riding, biking, and camping. Warner Park Nature Center and Barbara J. Mapp Aviary Education Center each provides additional resources for outdoor enthusiasts to immerse themselves in nature.
Additionally, Bison Meadow is a 2½ acre park, a peaceful area that is popular with locals as a haven to unwind. This beautiful meadow is intended to be a preservation of Tennessee's grasslands.
Bison Meadow Park
Tyne Blvd, Forest Hills, TN 37215
The City of Forest Hills established Bison Meadow in 1994 as a Tennessee Bicentennial Project. The 2½-acre park is sited on a terminal branch of the historic Natchez Trace. This “old Indian path” itself followed the path of buffalo, elk, and other large animals heading to the big salt lick on the Cumberland River.
Radnor Lake State Park
1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220
Radnor Lake State Park is located in Davidson County in the midst of the Overton Hills, south of Metropolitan Nashville in the Oak Hill Community. This natural area provides a variety of scenic spots and a diversity of natural habitats ranging from the lake, to streams and placid sloughs. Wildlife and numerous species of plants are in abundance. It is a place that provides scenic, biological, geological, and passive recreational opportunities not found in other metropolitan areas of Nashville's size.
Forest Hills School Info
Forest Hills has several solid options for families looking to enroll their children in a reputable school. This area harbors particularly strong schools for younger grades, such as Lockeland Elementary, Percy Priest Elementary, and Julia Green Elementary, all of which have received a B+ on Niche’s school rating system. For older grades, J.T. Middle and Hillsboro High are the closest public schools to Forest Hills, being slightly outside its borders in the Green Hills area.
Unless families are willing to go further outside Forest Hills, this area does not offer private school options.
Crime in Forest Hills
In the past year in Forest Hills there were 36% more assaults, 71% more burglaries, 26% more robberies, 6% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.
Forest Hills is a very safe area to reside, with a crime rate 66% lower than the national average and receiving an A- on CrimeGrade. Families can feel especially confident that their children will be safe in this neighborhood.
Cost of Living in Forest Hills
Because of its close proximity to downtown Nashville and desirable atmosphere, Forest Hills is a more expensive neighborhood to reside in. With both AreaVibes and BestPlaces reporting Forest Hills’ cost of living as significantly higher than the national and state averages, this area is not particularly suitable for families with limited budgets and lower-income young professionals.
- Education costs 3.30% less than the national average.
- Entertainment costs 2.10% more than the national average.
- Food costs 1.70% more than the national average.
- In Forest Hills utilities costs 0.40% more than the national average.
- Healthcare costs 4.10% more than the national average.
Overall, Forest Hills’s cost of living is 1.5% more expensive than the national average.
Job Market of Forest Hills
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The median household income in Forest Hills is $51,770 and the average household income in Forest Hills is $55,888. 18.86% of the population people works in Education, 17.04% works in Healthcare, and 14% works in Manufacturing.
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“Forest Hills is between Brentwood and Belle Meade”
Forest Hills is between Brentwood and Belle Meade. It’s a great place if you are looking for a large house, big yard, and mature trees. I love that it is so close to Radnor Lake. Radnor is breathtaking in the fall and spring. It’s an expensive neighborhood. But it does offer upscale suburban living in Nashville. So that can’t be beaten.- crosbydigitalmarketing2
What is life in Forest Hills like?
When living in Forest Hills, you can expect an overall rural atmosphere and several local parks within the area. You’ll find many large, luxury estates located throughout Forest Hills. It is an excellent location for many families and retirees.
Why are homes in Forest Hills a good investment?
Purchasing a home in Forest Hills is a good investment as Home Appreciation is up 4.8% in the last 12 months. Although the price of real estate is high, the location is highly appealing for its low unemployment rate, top-performing schools, and low crime rate.
How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Forest Hills?
Commuting from Forest Hills to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 20 minutes.
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