Forest Hills, TN
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Forest Hills is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,993 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Forest Hills is the 125th largest community in Tennessee.

Forest Hills home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Forest Hills real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Forest Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Forest Hills is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Forest Hills who work in management occupations (20.75%), sales jobs (12.67%), and healthcare (11.73%).

Of important note, Forest Hills is also a city of artists. Forest Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Forest Hills’s character.

Also of interest is that Forest Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.30% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Forest Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Forest Hills a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Forest Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Forest Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Forest Hills is a small city, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Forest Hills, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 90.54% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

Being a small city, Forest Hills does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

If knowledge is power, Forest Hills is a pretty powerful place. 78.79% of the adults in Forest Hills have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Forest Hills in 2010 was $100,461, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $401,844 for a family of four.

The people who call Forest Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Forest Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Forest Hills include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Forest Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.



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