Forest Hills Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Forest Hills in north Tampa is a well-established neighborhood with stylish older homes and newer condominiums near and adjacent to a well-maintained golf course. The neighborhood, mostly residential, has numerous small businesses and neighborhood markets.
An outstanding recreational area in the neighborhood is the Babe Zaharias Golf Course located on Forest Hills Drive. The course is open to the public and has a golf shop on site, offers golf lessons, provides golf carts, and has scheduled tournaments and special events. A cozy clubhouse provides TV and is open for breakfast and lunch with assorted menu items. Beverages, both alcohol and non-alcoholic, are available.
Residents of Forest Hills have a short 10 to 15-minute drive to Lowry Park Zoo, access to sheltered picnicking and boat ramp facilities along the Hillsborough River adjacent to Lowry Park, simulcast racing and card room at the Tampa Greyhound Track, Museum of Science and Industry, and the Busch Gardens and Adventure Island theme parks.
Additional recreational activities include bowling at nearby Florida Lanes and the Life Enrichment Center located on N Boulevard, offering various classes such as watercolor and oil painting, charcoal sketching, and dance.
Schools in the surrounding Forest Hills area include Adams Middle School, Chamberlain High School, and Forest Hills Elementary School.
Churches in the immediate area include Forest Hills United Methodist Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church-First, and Forest Hills Church of Christ.
The neighborhood has easy access to Busch Boulevard and Florida Avenue, where numerous retail shopping venues, drugstores, markets, family restaurants, delis, donut shops, and fast food restaurants are available.
Located in zip code 33612, Forest hills is bordered by North Boulevard to the east, North Armenia Avenue to the west, Country Club, North Country Club and North Forest Hills Drive to the north and Busch Boulevard to the south.