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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Forest Hills is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 11,714. Forest Hills is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Forest Hills offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Forest Hills there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Forest Hills and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Forest Hills are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$866,935
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,863
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    34.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    654.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$119,909
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    58%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    1%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Forest Hills Reviews

5
All Categories
My neighborhood is very safe, but some other neighborhoods about 10 minutes away can be somewhat unsafe at night.
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