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Little Forest Hills

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“Keep Little Forest Hills Funky” is the unofficial motto for this corner of East Dallas that prides itself on being a tad quirkier—and more fun—than most other neighborhoods in the city. An eclectic mix of both people and houses is its hallmark, but it’s the ready access to the many attractions of White Rock Lake that make its location hard to beat.

What the Locals Say About Little Forest Hills

Locals Love

Nestled in a small area near White Rock Lake, Little Forest Hills is known for its 1920s-era small cottages Many of the homes from the 1950s have their original chainlink fences, which provide an open view of the neighborhood.

Locals Complain

Several streets lack sidewalks. Residents in this active neighborhood frequently have to walk or jog in the street.

Fun Fact

The neighborhood organizes many activities throughout the year, like the White Rock Lake cleanup (their neighborhood volunteer group is called the Trash Talkers), 5ks and half marathons, and the annual White Rock East Garden Tour.

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Why We Live In Little Forest Hills

By The Little Forest Hills Neighborhood Association

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Little Forest Hills Demographics


The 2023 population of Little Forest Hills is estimated to be 1,597.

41.1% of residents are male, 58.9% are female. The median age is 49.2.

83.8% of the Little Forest Hills population are White, 8.2% are Black, 0.0% are Asian, and 1.0% identify as some other race. 8.0% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 13.2% have earned a master's degree, 4.4% have a professional school degree, 2.2% have a doctorate, and 44.5% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 945. The average household size is 1.94.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $120,738.

96% of residents are employed and 4% are unemployed. 385 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 28 minutes.


83.0% of Little Forest Hills homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $318,250

75% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 11.5 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1947.


Little Forest Hills includes portions of these police beats: 236

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 4
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 6
Business Burglaries 28
Home Burglaries 21
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 75
Auto Thefts 15
Business Robberies 4
Robberies of Individuals 5
Shoplifting Incidents 6
Murders 0

Little Forest Hills Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

11.5 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.