Forest Hills

The name Forest Hill itself describes the exact nature of the neighborhood. Its uniqueness is that it promotes recreational activities in a natural setting. The number of embassies in the area bring in a lot of diversity into the neighborhood giving the residents a remarkable global experience. Rock Creek Park is one of the main attractions known for its amusement opportunities such as hiking, biking and running.
What Forest Hills Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.2
amenities
6.2
social
5.7
management
8.0
safety
9.9
Median rents in Forest Hills
Studio
$
1480
1 Bedroom
$
1798
2 Bedroom
$
2530

Living in
Forest Hills

Outdoor Activities available
Close to popular locations
Convenient Commute
Quiet Neighborhood
Safe
Family Friendly
Not Lively
Grocery Store nearby
Forest Hills — None/10 Rating (based on 13 neighborhood reviews)
The neighborhood is right next to Rock Creek Park, so there's lots of outdoor hiking/running available. But, it's just a few minutes walking from Cleveland Park, with tons of bars and restaurants, and very close to Tenleytown/Friendships Heights, with lots of shopping and entertainment (including movie theaters). It's right on the Red Line, so super easy to get to downtown, and a lot of the ambassador residences are nearby (aka, lots of fun to look at).
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AVA Van Ness
Van Ness is on several bus routes and very near to the (Van Ness) metro stop. Moving off of Connecticut Ave. quickly becomes entirely residential, but there are restaurants and other amenities (such as grocery stores, dry cleaners, etc) along Connecticut. It's not a crazy or busy neighborhood like several others, which personally, I appreciate, but it does mean you'll have to go a bit farther than home if you're looking to go out for the night.
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7
/10
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Avalon The Albemarle
Having a grocery store nearby and a metro stop is incredibly convenient. It is easy to get into DC or out to Bethesda. That being said there aren't a lot of good restaurants or shops in this area, but it is easy to access other areas by metro.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AVA Van Ness
Cleveland park can be pricey, but thats because it is one of the safest, upscale neighborhoods in the district without being too crazy busy. It is located in Zone 3 which means decent street parking available!
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3801 Connecticut Avenue
Metro and grocery stores very close by. Some good restaurants also very accessible, with Cleveland Park easily walkable for more options and some bars. A bit far from downtown but plenty to do.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AVA Van Ness
Pros: Safe, quiet, near rock creek park and zoo. H busses are convenient, as is the Metro. Cons: a little too far away from things, expensive, not much going on in the neighborhood.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3801 Connecticut Avenue
Easy access to campus. Bars and nightlife. Grog Shop if you're a music fan. Coffee shops. Excellent place to live.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1731 Coventry Rd.
Pros: safe area (I can let my dog out after midnight and feel safe), <10 min walk to metro, bus stop right outside, grocery store/CVS <10 min walk away (although the giant isn't the greatest), lots of on-street parking available (great for guests),
Cons: not a lot of activities within walking distance
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Saratoga
I've enjoyed living in Forest Hills because we're only a 3 minute walk away from a large grocery store, a pharmacy, and the metro. There are also a decent number of good restaurants nearby, though not as many as I'd like. You have to head down to Cleveland Park for most of the good restaurants and bars, which is not too far.
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6
/10
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Park Connecticut
The neighborhood is very nice and very quiet. It has a metro and a nice size grocery store, right next to it.
It is a very safe area, very family friendly.
The only con is the fact that it is not a very vibrant neighborhood.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3003 Van Ness
Van Ness/Forest Hills is quiet and a little boring. Not a lot of places to go out to eat or grab a drink in the immediate area. However, Cleveland Park and Tenleytown are fairly close. I love walking our dog up around International Drive and the embassies there. We frequently see deer coming up from Rock Creek Park, and the UDC/Howard Law students are mostly very courteous (many of them live in the neighborhood too, so they care about it also). The neighborhood feels very safe--lots of police presence, Secret Service sub-station in the neighborhood, and the local vagabonds are not aggressive to pedestrians--they mostly mind their own business.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3003 Van Ness
Cleveland Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. It is safe, quiet, has a great neighborhood feel, has great restaurants, but is also extremely accessible by metro and bus.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
3801 Connecticut Avenue
safe area, mix of commercial/residential and foreign government. Walking distance to major grocery stores, coffee shops, books store and restaurants.
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Getting to Know
Forest Hills

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: Connecticut Ave NW to Broad Branch Road NW
North to South Boundary: Nebraska Ave NW to Quebec St NW
entertainment
AMC Loews Uptown 1
Hillwood Museum and Gardens
Ripple
ZooLights
gyms / rec
Gold's Gym
The Yoga Fusion Studio
UDC Tennis Courts
Woodrow Wilson Aquatic Center
shopping
All Fired Up
Artisan Lamp
Brothers Sew & Vac
Wake-Up Little Suzie
transit
D32/L2 (bus)
D32/L2 (bus)
H2 (bus)
Red (metro)
grocery
Brookville Supermarket
CVS Pharmacy
Safeway
Whole Foods
dining
Acacia Bistro & Wine Bar
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Tesoro
Thai Pad
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Forest Hills contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Forest Hills _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Forest Hills is $_______. ____% of Forest Hills residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Forest Hills residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Forest Hills is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

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