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This week Neighborhood of the Week is heading to Bearden to revisit a little neighborhood with a lot of charm: Forest Heights.
Forest Heights is actually comprised of four individual subdivisions: Forest Hills, Forest Heights, Highland Hills and Highland Hills Addition.
Located just off of Sutherland Avenue, Forest Heights Forest Heights is a very picturesque area and definitely worth checking out if you like older homes and the convenience of a close-in West location but aren’t crazy about Sequoyah Hills.
The Forest Heights Neighborhood Homeowner’s Association Website gives a brief overview of the history of the area:
The heavily wooded, hilly neighborhood now called Forest Heights has been a stable, attractive, and desirable residential area for over seventy years…
…Although the earliest homes of the area are from the 1920s and 1930s, most of the building is of the post World War II period. The residents of this neighborhood were and are a diverse group of people who have found the location, the natural beauty and the friendliness of their neighbors an enticement to move here, to raise their families, and often to remain and welcome their grown children back as new homeowners in the neighborhood.
As Knoxville grew, especially towards the west, and as the Interstate 40/75 was completed, Forest Heights had to adjust to the new conditions. The quiet neighborhood was bisected by still narrow Forest Heights Drive which had to bear almost constant heavy traffic to and from the Interstate overpass. To preserve the neighborhood the Forest Heights Neighborhood Association was formed in 1973. With dogged and determined courage the FHNHA successfully fought to keep the overpass down when it was demolished to allow the expansion of the Interstate in April 2001.
Homestyles in the neightborhood range from cottage to Tudor and most have some amount of stone accent.
The neighborhood itself is also very walkable. Once you get down the hill to Sutherland Avenue, it’s a short walk to the post office, the grocery store, Panera Bread and several other businesses located in the Mercedes Place shopping center.
So if you’re looking for something with charm that’s not too far west and very walkable, look no further than Forest Heights.
Here’s Forest Heights by the numbers-
Current On-Market Listings – 4
Average Asking Price: $398,850
Median Asking Price: $402,200
Average Square Footage: 2714
Most Expensive: $639,000 (4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3800+ sq ft)
Least Expensive: $152,000 (3 BR, 1 BA, approx 1300 sq ft)
Middle of the Road: $279,900 (3 BR, 1 BA, 1500+ sq ft)
Current Pending Sales – 1
Asking Price: $365,000
Details: 4 BR, 2 BA, approx 2500 sq ft built in 1945
Closed Sales – 1st & 2nd Quarters 2011 – 3
Average List Price – $236,633
Average Sales Price – $234,333
Average Sq Ft – 1662
Average Days on Market – 33
Closed Sales – 1st & 2nd Quarters 2010 – 4
Average List Price – $274,450
Average Sales Price – $268,000
Average Sq Ft – 2067
Average Days on Market – 35
*Data taken from KAARMLS on 11/01/10 for Forest Heights, Forest Hills, Highland Hills & Highland Hills Addition, and does not include adjacent subdivisions, condos or PUDS.
As always, if you want any more information about any of these properties, or if you’d like to check one of them out in person, just give me a shout.
If you would like to receive a full list of properties for sale in this neighborhood, or if you would like to be notified of new listings,send me an email with either “Current Forest Heights Listings” or “New Forest Heights Listings” in the subject line and I’ll take care of the rest. I seriously will not send you any unsolicited emails. Word.
Is there a neighborhood you’d like to see here next week? Let me know in the comments.