Forest Hills, TN


Highest Appreciating Forest Hills Neighborhoods Since 2000

Forest Hills, TN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Forest Hills Housing Market Information

With 5,039 people, 1,743 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $797,448, Forest Hills house prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, Forest Hills real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Forest Hills is a city of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Forest Hills than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

The large homes that make up Forest Hills are primarily owner-occupied ( 97.93%).

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Forest Hills's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 51.96% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Forest Hills include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 32.36%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 12.92%). There's also some housing in Forest Hills built before 1939 ( 2.76%).

Forest Hills Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Forest Hills has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Forest Hills real estate appreciated 27.76% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.48%, putting Forest Hills in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Forest Hills definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Forest Hills that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Forest Hills real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Forest Hills appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.85%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 80.32% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Forest Hills. Forest Hills appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.76%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.51%.

Importantly, this makes Forest Hills one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Tennessee, our data show that Forest Hills's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Tennessee.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Forest Hills, TN HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,258,000 20.9
$943,001 - $1,258,000 17.9
$629,001 - $943,000 33.3
$503,001 - $629,000 15.8
$377,001 - $503,000 7.1
$252,001 - $377,000 3.0
$126,001 - $252,000 0.4
$63,001 - $126,000 0.0
$0 - $63,000 1.5

Very High for TN
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.95124809562874 0.76530612244898

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Forest Hills Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
108.82% 4.36% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,128 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 97.93
Renters 2.07
Vacant 3.75

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Forest Hills HOMES
2000 or Newer 12.9
1970 - 1999 32.4
1940 - 1969 52.0
1939 or Older 2.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Forest Hills HOMES
Single-Family 98.5
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 0.9
Apt. Complexes 0.3
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Forest Hills HOMES
No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 0.00
2 Bedrooms 2.43
3 Bedrooms 21.87
4 Bedrooms 40.14
5 or more bedrooms 35.56

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