About Savannah, GA (Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights median real estate price is $118,646, which is less expensive than 77.0% of Georgia neighborhoods and 82.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights is currently $1,554, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 65.5% of the neighborhoods in Georgia.

Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Savannah, Georgia.

Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights has a 12.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 66.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Savannah, the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.7% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.2% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 20.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 86.4% of the neighborhoods in GA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood has more Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 3.0% have Jamaican ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood in Savannah are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 81.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 45.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 90.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood, 42.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 21.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.0%), and 15.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.7%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood in Savannah, GA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Haitian (6.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (5.0%), and residents who report English roots (3.7%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.6%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (3.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Forrest Hills / Daffin Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (69.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to GA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Myers Middle School
2025 E 52nd St
Savannah, GA 31404
06-08
Jenkins High School
1800 E De Renne Ave
Savannah, GA 31406
09-12
Savannah Arts Academy School
500 Washington Ave
Savannah, GA 31405
09-12
School Of Humanities At Juliette Gordon Low
15 Blue Ridge Ave
Savannah, GA 31404
PK-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

SAVANNAH-CHATHAM COUNTY


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Better than of GA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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