Located in Travis County, east of downtown Austin, Forest Hills is a small, trendy neighborhood that’s part of the larger Cherrywood community in Central Austin, between Edgewood Avenue to the north, Lafayette Avenue and I-35 to the west, Larry Lane to the east, and Manor Road to the south. Forest Hills is in the Central time zone and uses the 78722 zip code. Situated only three miles from downtown Austin and less than a mile from the University of Texas, it’s nine miles from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Homes for sale in Forest Hills are priced from $200K to $400K.
Characterized by its vintage architectural designs and happening, diverse community, Forest Hills real estate consists of a mix of one-story craftsman cottages, bungalows, and ranch-style houses and two-story stucco duplexes, set along narrow, winding streets. Forest Hills listing typically have stone, brick, and stucco exteriors, metal or composite roofs, and small yards shaded by mature trees.
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Built in the 1930s through the 1960s, Forest Hills real estate features vintage houses amid mature oak and pecan trees. Forest Hills listings usually have two to four bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and modest kitchens. Many Forest Hills homes for sale have been recently updated while others need renovation, which presents a great investment opportunity for savvy buyers.
Located within the sought-after historic Cherrywood community, currently one of the hippest areas of East Austin, Forest Hills homes for sale are an average $282 per square foot, with an average price of $487K. Forest Hills real estate is sought after due to its cozy, affordable homes, small, trendy neighborhood, and within walking distance of the University of Texas at Austin campus and close to downtown Austin.
Forest Hills residents enjoy their tight-knit, eclectic neighborhood, which the Cherrywood Neighborhood Association works hard to preserve by organizing events, maintaining historical accounts of the community, and fostering neighborly interactions. Residents like to shop at Fiesta Mart, HEB grocery store, and ingredients, with farm-fresh groceries, packed into containers brought from home as well as the Mueller Retail Center and Hancock Shopping Center. They dine at restaurants such as Salty Sow, Eastside Café, Hoover's Cooking, and Cherrywood Coffeehouse. Only minutes away, downtown Austin offers many other retail stores, casual and fine dining, nightly live music, cultural events, and frequent festivals.
Nearby, Mueller Lake Park, located at the former Mueller Municipal Airport site, offers walking and jogging trails, a pond, and Sunday farmers’ market. Alamo Park provides basketball courts, sports fields, playground, barbeque pits, and picnic areas. Patterson Park offers hiking and jogging trails, a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, sports fields, playgrounds, barbeque pits, and picnic areas. Forest Hills residents can take in a round of golf at the Morris Williams Golf Course, only a couple of miles away.
Children who live in the Forest Hills community attend public schools of the respected Austin Independent School District including Maplewood Elementary School, Kealing Middle School, and McCallum High School, known for its programs in instrumental music, voice, theater, dance, visual arts, and cinematic arts programs. Nearby private schools include Clearview Sudbury, Escuelita del Alma, Austin Peace Academy, and Griffin School. Forest Hills residents can also take advantage of higher-learning institutions such as the University of Texas at Austin, which has free shuttle buses crossing through the Forest Hills neighborhood, St. Edwards University, and Austin Community College at Eastview.
Forest Hills listings offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to own a cozy, affordable home, in a small, trendy neighborhood, within walking distance of the University of Texas at Austin campus and close to downtown Austin.
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