20 apartments for rent in Forest Hills North, Columbia, SC
A classy and sophisticated neighborhood, Forest Hills North is situated just north of Forest Hills, which dates back to the late 1850s when Wade Hampton III purchased 100 acres of land in the area and built a country home on the west side of present day Westminster Drive. Forest Hills is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is also a monument dedicated to Wade Hampton III at the corner of Stratford Road and Westminster Drive.
Among the historically important homes in the Forest Hills area are the Benjamin Abney House at 1400 Westminster Drive, the Robert S. Lafaye House at 2630 Stratford Road and the Simons House at 2615 Stratford Road.
Forest Hills North is in a setting dominated by rolling hills dotted with pine and oak trees. The landscaping in the Forest Hills area is exceptional. In the 1920s, Harlan P. Kelsey of Salem, Massachusetts, a noted landscape architect, planner and conservationist, provided guidance and planning for the landscaping in the Forest Hills area.
Located in the 29204 zip code area, Forest Hills North is bordered on the north by Boyer Drive, on the south by Forest Drive, on the west by York Drive and on the east by Boyer Drive. For commuting, Forest Hills North residents have easy access to Interstate 126, which connects to Interstate 26 and Interstate 20.
The Forest Hills area is an affluent neighborhood with average home prices around $465,000 and the median household income around $166,000 per year. Some houses are in the $200,000 to $400,000 range. Forest Hills’ North real estate inventory encompasses everything from sprawling homes to small bungalows.
The community has a highly organized and effective neighborhood association (Forest Hills Neighborhood Association), which addresses issues such as security, road maintenance, common area landscaping and trash pick-up. Committees cover appearance and lighting and security and traffic.