Forest Hills median real estate price is $339,773, which is more expensive than 35.6% of the neighborhoods in Rhode Island and 54.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Forest Hills is currently $2,621, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.0% of the neighborhoods in Rhode Island.
Forest Hills is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cranston, Rhode Island.
Forest Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Forest Hills neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Real estate vacancies in Forest Hills are 3.6%, which is lower than one will find in 77.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Forest Hills is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Cranston, the Forest Hills neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
With more than 2.0% of residents living with a same sex partner, Forest Hills is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Forest Hills neighborhood has more Greek and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 4.4% have Portuguese ancestry.
Forest Hills is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.6% 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 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Forest Hills neighborhood in Cranston are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 56.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.1% 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 68.2% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Forest Hills neighborhood, 31.3% 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 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.3%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Forest Hills neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.
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 neighborhood in Cranston, RI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (23.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.5%), and residents who report English roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (8.9%), along with some Dominican ancestry residents (7.9%), among others. In addition, 20.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Forest Hills neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (74.4%) 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 (20.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.