Forest Hills is a well known and desirable residential community of homes dating as far back as the 1920s. The community’s homes are a mix of styles that include old and new, Tudors, Colonials, art-deco, ultramodern, split-levels and Cape Cods. The community is served by the Forest Hills Citizens Association. This quiet location assures privacy, yet is in walking distance from a variety of conveniences, including the commercial areas along Connecticut Avenue and in the Van Ness area by the University of the District of Columbia. Enjoy a variety of grocery stores, a pharmacy, a bookstore, coffeeshops, and many other shops and restaurants. The Van Ness-UDC Metro on the Red Line of the MetroRail System lies within Forest Hills on Connecticut Avenue.
Forest Hills is within easy reach of Rock Creek Park, one of the first national parks. Rock Creek Park boasts 30 picnic areas and extensive trails and paved bicycle paths which link with other long trails, like the C&O Canal Towpath and the Capital Crescent Trail in Georgetown and Chevy Chase, Maryland. Rock Creek Park can be accessed either directly along Broad Branch Road at the community’s eastern border or along the 0.9 mile trail through Soapstone Valley Park, a 24-acre spur of Rock Creek Park. A 2.5 mile trail loop runs through Soapstone Valley Park, through Rock Creek Park (the Western Ridge Trail), up Melvin C. Hazen Park in Cleveland Park, and is completed by walking six blocks along Connecticut Avenue between the Soapstone and Melvin Hazen trails. Enjoy nearby Fort Reno Park, which offers a free summer concert series, a baseball fi eld, several tennis courts and large grassy areas. Forest Hills Playground, at 32nd and Chesapeake streets, is a local park with a playground, sandbox, tennis courts and a picnic area.