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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Forest Park is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 19,271. Forest Park is in Clayton County. Living in Forest Park offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Forest Park there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Forest Park and residents tend to be liberal.
About Forest Park...
Population
19,271

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$58,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Forest Park Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    309.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    15
    6.1
  • Rape
    40
    40.7
  • Robbery
    304.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    874
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,445.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    484.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    1%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in Forest Park

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,208
National
$55,322
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Forest Park Reviews

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I've grown up in Forest Park, so it's home to me. The people are generally friendly, and there isn't a shortage of southern hospitality. It's not always the most updated, but there are certainly lots of renovations and projects that have taken place to give the entire neighborhood a face lift! There are many hidden gems and locally owned businesses with quality products. Quite honestly, I love living here!
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I have lived here most of my life, it may look a bit rough around the edges but it is full of very friendly people and families. I attended the schools there and the teachers have been teaching at those schools for a long time, they are staples in the communities and gives the area a small town feel.
I frequently visit Forest Park because my children attend a magnet school in this city. Forest Park has some of the best family activities throughout the year. The recreation center offers classes in sports and fitness for all ages including Senior Citizens. The rec center also has a pool and has summer camp for children up to age 12. Annually the city hosts a community yard sale, Christmas parade and Spring Festival. My advise to you if you visit Forest Park is to make sure you do the speed limit. The cops are notorious for giving out speeding tickets. Most of the street speed limits are 30-45 so beware.