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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Forest Hills Park median real estate price is $354,710, which is more expensive than 67.3% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina and 54.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Forest Hills Park is currently $2,773, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.0% of the neighborhoods in North Carolina.

Forest Hills Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Wilson, North Carolina.

Forest Hills Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Forest Hills Park neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.3% in Forest Hills Park. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 54.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 92.0% of commuters who live in the Forest Hills Park neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Forest Hills Park neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.1% of all American neighborhoods.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Forest Hills Park is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.2% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in North Carolina, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in North Carolina. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

Diversity

Did you know that the Forest Hills Park neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.0% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.

Forest Hills Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Forest Hills Park neighborhood in Wilson are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.5% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Forest Hills Park neighborhood, 58.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.5%), and 7.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Forest Hills Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.4% of households. Some people also speak Vietnamese (4.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Forest Hills Park neighborhood in Wilson, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (8.5%), along with some French 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 Forest Hills Park neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (92.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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