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Little Forest Hills

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Welcome to Little Forest Hills

“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.



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Why We Live In Little Forest Hills

ByThe Little Forest Hills Neighborhood Association

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The 2016 population of Little Forest Hills is estimated to be 1,823. That’s a change of +5.2% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.2%.

The number of households is 907, a change of +6.4% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +5.9%.

The average household size is 2.01.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $79,422 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 30.4% aren’t in the labor force. 5.0% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 8.2% are blue-collar workers, 78.5% are white-collar workers, and 13.3% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 28.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 2.1.


99.0% of Little Forest Hills homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $267,996

75.6% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17.3 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.4 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1950.


Little Forest Hills includes portions of these policebeats: 236

Throughout thosebeats 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

17.3 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.