Picture-Perfect Neighborhood

Forest Hills

Secluded, leafy, and nestled right into Rock Creek Park, Forest Hills is a picture perfect neighborhood, seemingly plucked out of a brochure for luxury Washington, DC real estate. Home to numerous embassies and some of the federal district’s most impressive residential estates, the verdant setting is also ideally located between Washington’s popular urban centers and Bethesda, Maryland’s prime shopping corridors. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it to—a sublime combination of suburban grace and convenient city access.

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Forest Hills Real Estate Stats

Average Price $1.8M
Lowest Price $220K
Highest Price $8M
Total Listings 16
Avg. Price/SQFT $527

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Forest Hills is bordered by neighborhoods like Chevy Chase to the north and Cleveland Park to the south and is also sometimes associated with next-door Van Ness. Connecticut Avenue forms the western boundary while lovely Rock Creek Park with its walking trails, horse center, tennis center, soccer and more, meanders along the neighborhood’s entire eastern flank. As for the active real estate market, buyers get to pick and choose from detached single-family homes in a variety of upscale styles, as well as luxury condos at the grand old buildings along Connecticut Avenue.

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With its gently rolling landscape and manicured front lawns, Forest Hills has deep historical roots, dating first to the Pascataway people and later colonial era farmers and mill owners. Residential development began slowly around the turn of the 20th century and picking up steam with the arrival of an electric streetcar line along Connecticut Avenue.

While gracious older traditional home styles are common in the area, there has also been a fair amount of new construction in recent decades including stone mansions, large Arts and Crafts houses, and some magazine worthy modernist designs from the likes of renowned architects like Richard Neutra and Travis Price.

The combination of a park-like setting with nearby conveniences is one of the community’s calling cards. There’s a string of well-regarded restaurants along the Connecticut Avenue corridor, including Sfoglina Van Ness, Flavor Garden, Italian Pizza Kitchen, Bread Furst, and Thai Pad.

Forest Hills is home to Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens, Peirce Mill, and numerous foreign embassies and diplomatic missions such as Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, East Timor, and others. Schools in the area include Murch Elementary, Hearst Elementary, Deal Middle School, the private Edmund Burke School, as well as the Howard University of Law. Public transit includes the Van Ness-UDC Metro.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Forest Hills, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Forest Hills, District of Columbia FAQ’s

Q: How far is Forest Hills from downtown Washington, DC?

A: Depending on your specific start and stop destinations, the distance is about 3.5 miles.

Q: What is the price range of luxury real estate in Forest Hills?

A: Detached luxury single-family homes have a wide range, from around $1.5 million to over $10 million. There are also upscale condos and co-ops, generally in older buildings along Connecticut Avenue, starting around $450,000.

Q: Is Forest Hills a historic district?

A: Although there are a number of historic homes in Forest Hills, the neighborhood itself isn’t a historic district. As a result, you will find instances of new construction including teardowns of existing structures.

Q: Are there any grocery stores in the Forest Hills area?

A: Nearby grocery stores include Giant, Target Grocery, Street Market, Shemali’s, and Yes! Organic Market.

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