Forest Hills, TN
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Forest Hills is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,039 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 96.82% 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 (25.14%), sales jobs (13.54%), and healthcare (9.57%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.74% 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.

In addition, Forest Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Forest Hills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Forest Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Forest Hills doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Forest Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Forest Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 77.75% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Forest Hills in 2010 was $94,684, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $378,736 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Forest Hills include German, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Scottish.

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

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