Forest Hills

Geographically, Forest Hills is one of the largest school districts in Michigan

Welcome to Forest Hills

Neither a town nor a city, Forest Hills is a school district that serves most of Ada and Cascade Townships, small portions of Kentwood, and Grand Rapids Township. Geographically it is one of the largest school districts in Michigan, encompassing nearly 68 square miles and divided into Forest Hills Eastern, Forest Hills Northern, and Forest Hills Central.

Living in Forest Hills

Living in Forest Hills, MI, offers a blend of suburban tranquility and easy access to urban amenities, creating an ideal environment for residents. This picturesque area, located near Grand Rapids, embodies a charming mix of lush landscapes, well-maintained neighborhoods, and a strong sense of community. The region is known for its excellent school system, making it a sought-after location for families looking to provide their children with quality education. The diverse housing options, from spacious single-family homes to modern townhouses, cater to various lifestyles, while the ample green spaces and parks provide opportunities for outdoor activities, fostering a sense of well-being and community engagement.

Residents of Forest Hills relish the peaceful ambiance and close-knit community feel while still being within reach of Grand Rapids' vibrant urban offerings. The area's proximity to the city allows for easy access to cultural attractions, diverse dining experiences, and a thriving arts scene. The bustling downtown area of Grand Rapids, merely a short drive away, provides an array of entertainment options, from museums and art galleries to music festivals and local breweries. Forest Hills offers the perfect balance between a serene residential setting and the conveniences of city life, ensuring that residents enjoy the best of both worlds.

The strong sense of community in Forest Hills is evident through its various neighborhood events, local markets, and recreational activities that bring residents together. From community sports leagues to farmer's markets and neighborhood gatherings, there are ample opportunities for social engagement and forging connections within the area. The community's dedication to maintaining a safe, family-friendly environment and its commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the surroundings make Forest Hills an inviting and fulfilling place to call home.

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Overview for Forest Hills, MI

28,327 people live in Forest Hills, where the median age is 41.7 and the average individual income is $70,173. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.7 years

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


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Demographics and Employment Data for Forest Hills, MI

Forest Hills has 10,030 households, with an average household size of 2.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Forest Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 28,327 people call Forest Hills home. The population density is 574.61 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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


Median Age

49.89 / 50.11%

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Work With Cheryl

Cheryl refined her management and leadership skills while leading a 40-person News Team at the ABC-TV station in Grand Rapids. Integrity was the key to her success at the television station and perfectly transferred into Real Estate and helped make her one of the top Realtors in West Michigan.