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 96.65% 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 (23.10%), healthcare (12.62%), and sales jobs (11.57%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.00% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Forest Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Forest Hills perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. 76.32% 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 $103,762, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $415,048 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, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Scottish.

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

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