General Information About Forest Hills Borough

The Borough of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania is located approximately 7 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. Founded on July 29th, 1919, Forest Hills boasts many desirable attributes, including well-established, family-friendly neighborhoods, beautiful tree-lined streets, and convenient access to shopping and cultural activities. The citizens of Forest Hills enjoy a full calendar of year-round recreational opportunities.

Since it's inception, the Borough has sought to maintain it's natural assets, dedicating almost one quarter of the land area as public parks. This committment to green spaces has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation, which has designated Forest Hills as a Tree City USA community for over 20 years.

The borough covers an area of about 1.5 square miles and is 966 feet above sea level.


Using the census of 2010, there are an estimated 6,477 people, 3,040 households in the borough. The median income for a household in the borough is $63,378, and the per capita income is $36,359.

Complete census information can be found in the table below:

Nearby cities include: Braddock Hills, PA (1.0 miles); North Braddock, PA (1.2 miles); Chalfant, PA (1.2 miles); Churchill, PA (1.3 miles); Turtle Creek (1.6 miles); Braddock, PA (1.7 miles); Swissvale (1.7 miles); East Pittsburgh, PA (1.9 miles); Edgewood Borough (1.9 miles); Wilkins Township, PA (2.0 miles); Rankin, PA (2.0 miles);

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