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.

A relatively large number of people in Forest Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.30% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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.

Forest Hills is a very car-oriented city. 90.54% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Forest Hills is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Forest Hills has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Forest Hills. 78.79% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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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