Forest Hills Columbia SC
Forest Hills is an established Columbia SC neighborhood interwoven with modest sized historic homes to newly built luxury homes. Forest Hills is one of Columbia’s low-key downtown neighborhoods that is desirable because of its proximity to both the Vista and 5 points. The winding streets that navigate through Forest Hills also creates an inviting atmosphere for homeowners that are looking for a unique neighborhood that has been developed with the idea that “form” is more important than “function”. In almost every new home subdivision streets are aligned so that the maximum amount of property can be sold in units, rather than focusing on the natural topography and enhancing the form of the landscape.
The Forest Hills Neighborhood may also be one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the downtown Columbia SC district. It is located between Forest Drive and Gervais Street by way of Glenwood Road. Here you will find a variety of home styles; from Art Deco, to Colonial Revival, to Craftsman, to English Tudor, to Modern Traditional architecture. Many of the homes were built in the post great depression era although there has been a revitalization of new luxury homes since the turn of the 21st century. Many of these new homes have 3 car garages, swimming pools, gourmet kitchens, heavy crown molding and attention to detail throughout the house. You are likely to find at least one home you’ll fall in love with in this community and I’d recommend driving through Forest Hills if you qualify for above median home prices in Columbia SC.
Although there aren’t many neighborhoods similar to Forest Hills Columbia, Melrose Heights, Elmwood Park, Heathwood, and Shandon may be the closest match.