Forest Hills, TN
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Forest Hills is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,820 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 97.19% 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 (18.59%), healthcare (17.08%), and sales jobs (14.14%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Forest Hills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.61% 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.

In addition, Forest Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

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

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 81.85% 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 2018 was $108,946, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $435,784 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 English, German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

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


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