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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
East Forest is a neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina with a population of 11,609. East Forest is in Mecklenburg County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in East Forest offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Forest there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in East Forest and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in East Forest are above average.
About East Forest...
Population
11,609

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,742
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$992
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    82%
  • Own
    18%
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East Forest Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,391
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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Everyone in the neighborhood has lived there for years so everyone knows one another. We're like a big family and always look out for another. It's a very quiet neighborhood and not much goes on. There's always a neighborhood event going on when a major holiday arrives.
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I think this is a very good area because its basically in the middle of everything. without traffic, the city is about 15 minutes away while the country isn't very far either. There is a lot of construction going on around here that is going to bring in a lot of new restaurants and stores. Also, there are schools ranging from elementary to high school very close together in this area.
Hwy 74 is right across the street, which makes things pretty nosy.