Forest Hills Real Estate Information

A growing suburban community considered a "satellite city" of Nashville less than 10 miles south of the state's capital, Forest Hills, Tennessee, lies in the southwest portion of Davidson County. The town was home to a population of around 5,000 as of 2000 census figures, though it has experienced significant growth since that census was taken. The community lies right on Hwy 431/106 and makes up an area of almost 10 square miles, all of it land. The community is a rather affluent one, and residents have a median household income here of nearly $125,000, well above the state and local averages. Its per capita income is nearly $70,000, the second highest level in the state (after Belle Meade).

The community encompasses a number of steep and wooded hills, which is where it got its name. Many of the hills are as high as 1,000 feet above seal level. The community was an agricultural center in the 19th and 20th centuries, home to many farms. Though some farms remain, the community now also has more retail and industrial centers as well. Forest Hills lies between two parks -- Percy Warner Park and Randor Lake State Nature Area. It is home to its own golf course at Richland Country Club. As an historic city, the community is home to several historical homes, such as the McCrory ¬Mayfield House, which was built around 1798 and is the oldest location still standing in Forest Hills. Professional, scientific and technical services, education and health care are the largest industries in which residents of the community are employed, and for medical care and attention, the nearest hospital just four miles away in Nashville.

There are no schools located physically within Forest Hills, but students attend nearby institutions and there are several private schools in the area for parents to choose from. For post-secondary education opportunities, the Nashville region is a hot bed for higher education, with more than 20 colleges and universities in the region, ranging from large, public state colleges and smaller, prestigious private institutions to two-year community colleges and religious schools.