FOREST HEIGHTS

One of Knoxville’s charming hidden gems and preserve beautiful historic homes.

Welcome to Forest Heights

 
 
Forest Heights is one of Knoxville’s charming hidden gems. Tucked away off of the northwest end of Sutherland Avenue, Forest Heights neighborhood dates back to the 1920s. The area is very reminiscent of Lindbergh Forest in South Knoxville and similarly developed as an “automobile suburb”. Beautiful stone Tudor Revival homes dot the small winding tree-lined streets in this small hilly neighborhood. There are quite a few homes constructed post World War II; however, the majority of those cottages and Colonial Revival homes, are found in Forest Height’s sister subdivisions Forest Hills, Highland Hills, and Highland Hills Addition. The neighborhood has seen its share of change. In 1973 a neighborhood association was formed to fight the construction of an overpass that bisected the neighborhood. In 2001, after almost thirty years, the overpass was removed. In 1992 the neighborhood was added to the National Register of Historic Places, as the Forest Hills Boulevard Historic District, thus helping to preserve these beautiful historic homes.
 
What this neighborhood offers is the ultimate convenience in West Knoxville’s Bearden area. An enviably walkable neighborhood (although ironically there are not any sidewalks) this area has access to every convenience from hair salons to grocery stores, art galleries, specialty beer, and wine shops, restaurants with a variety of ethnic and regional flavors, and antique stores. In Forest Heights, you are just a skip hop and a jump away from some of the most diverse shopping and restaurants that Knoxville has to offer. For the fitness enthusiast, there are plenty of available activities and shops nearby like the Third Creek Greenway, The Bike Zoo, and Runner’s Market. If you enjoy a historic neighborhood in the heart of West Knoxville then this is the nabe for you!
 

Best of the Nabe:

  • Eat: Dead End BBQ, Hard Knox Pizzeria
  • See: Third Creek Greenway, Highland Hills Cemetery, Ice Chalet
  • Shop: Jerry’s Artarama, Nostalgia, Michael Peters Home
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Overview for FOREST HEIGHTS, TN

29,637 people live in FOREST HEIGHTS, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $52,288. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,637

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,288

Average individual Income

Around FOREST HEIGHTS, TN

There's plenty to do around FOREST HEIGHTS, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
21
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
11
Minimal Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Jos A. Bank, Renegade Yoga Center, and Gracie Barra.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 2.37 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.27 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.45 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.69 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.57 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for FOREST HEIGHTS, TN

FOREST HEIGHTS has 13,444 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in FOREST HEIGHTS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,637 people call FOREST HEIGHTS home. The population density is 1,432.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,637

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

47.66 / 52.34%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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13,444

Total Households

2.18

Average Household Size

$52,288

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in FOREST HEIGHTS, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby FOREST HEIGHTS. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Rocky Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Knoxville Adventist School
PRIVATE
K - 10th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Knoxville Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Sterling Education East Region
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Cathedral School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Pride & Joy Children's Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Knox Adaptive Education Center
PUBLIC
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Sequoyah Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5

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