Forest Hills Homes For Sale in Washington DC
Located in the northwestern quadrant of the District of Columbia, Forest Hills is a quiet neighborhood with woodsy surroundings and an eclectic diversity of architectural styles. Once home to rural country estates and grist mills, the area became more fully developed after the turn of the century. Forest Hills homes for sale in Washington DC are bounded by Chevy Chase to the north, Rock Creek Park to the east, Tilden Street to the south and Connecticut Avenue to the west. One of the oldest thoroughfares in DC, Connecticut Avenue features several grand old art deco apartment buildings in the Forest Hill area that have been converted to condos and co-ops.
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Forest Hills has been home to prominent political figures over the years and also houses the Czech Republic and Netherlands embassies. Several other embassies are in adjoining Cleveland Park. Homes for sale include Colonial, Tudor, Spanish and contemporary styles. Well known architects such as Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Richard Neutra and Travis Price have brought modernism to the neighborhood with strikingly original designs, especially in and around the hilly Rock Creek Park area. Homes for sale in Forest Hills have a surprisingly diverse price range with condos starting in the low-to-mid six figure range and single family homes starting at around $700,000 and quickly escalating into seven figures.
While Forest Hills is almost exclusively residential, there are restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops and markets on the bordering Van Ness neighborhood and on Connecticut Avenue. The public schools in Forest Hills are among the best in the district, and include Murch Elementary, Deal Middle School, and Woodrow Wilson High School. Well-regarded independent schools in the area include Rock Street Academy and the Edmund Burke School. The Howard University School of Law is also in the neighborhood.
Residents of Forest Hills are a varied lot, including ambassadors, young business professionals, educators, families and graduate students who welcome the opportunity for affordable rentals in some of the large multi-unit buildings. The neighborhood is served by the Red Line of the Washington Metro rail system as well as convenient bus stops. Forest Hills is known as a very walkable neighborhood with small parks and playgrounds within its borders, as well as the large bordering Rock Creek Park.
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Listing information last updated on December 19th, 2018 at 8:46am EST.