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Forest Hills

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Welcome to Forest Hills

Large lots replete with impressive trees are the hallmark of this enviable patch of real estate nestled at the southern end of White Rock Lake. The neighborhood’s countryside feel belies its location just 6 miles from downtown. Deep roots — Forest Hills was one of the first developments advertised to Dallasites as an escape from the city in the 1920s — have helped forge the strong connection between residents.



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The city's botanical garden sits just across Garland Road from Forest Hills, and neighborhood residents are among the institution's most loyal volunteers.

Why I Love Forest Hills

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The 2016 population of Forest Hills is estimated to be 2,080. That’s a change of +6.4% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +6.1%.

The number of households is 872, a change of +6.2% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +6.0%.

The average household size is 2.38.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $119,488 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 30.1% aren’t in the labor force. 1.5% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 6.5% are blue-collar workers, 78.6% are white-collar workers, and 14.9% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 2.2.


98.3% of Forest Hills homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $396,184

92.3% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.7 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 5.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1966.


Forest Hills includes portions of these police beats: 236

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 0
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 8
Business Burglaries 21
Home Burglaries 44
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 61
Auto Thefts 27
Business Robberies 1
Robberies of Individuals 6
Shoplifting Incidents 4
Other Thefts 31
Murders 0
Rapes 1
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Alex Sanger Elementary 82
Dallas ISD Bryan Adams High School 71
Dallas ISD W.H. Gaston Middle School 65

Real Estate Snapshot

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Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.7 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. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.