Forest Hill

Tucked along the Tucked along the winding streets, lush forests, and beautiful rolling hills lies Forest Hill.

Overview for Forest Hill, Ontario

26,357 people live in Forest Hill, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $292,936. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,357

Total Population

Medium

Population Density

46

Median Age

$292,936

Average Individual Income

Forest Hill Real Estate

Forest Hill, situated in Toronto, stands as one of the city's most prestigious and enchanting communities. The grand estates of Lower Forest Hill rival only those found in Rosedale, while luxury condominium buildings add a modern touch to the area's real estate landscape. Discover what sets Forest Hill apart below.

With a diverse topography featuring gently sloping hills, winding roads, and charming parkettes, Forest Hill offers a unique charm. Home to renowned private schools like Upper Canada College for boys and Bishop Strachan for girls, the neighborhood is a highly sought-after location for families. Explore more about what makes Forest Hill real estate exceptional.


THE DISTINCTIVE HISTORY AND AMBIENCE OF FOREST HILL'S HOMES


Rooted in historical bylaws from the 1920s, Forest Hill's unique charm is evident in its meticulously designed residences. Mandating that each home be crafted by an architect, the bylaws have resulted in a stunning collection of brick and stone mansions that radiate architectural elegance. This intentional focus on design has contributed to the neighborhood's timeless allure, preserving a legacy of stately homes, each a testament to craftsmanship and individuality.

In a foresighted move, the bylaws also required the planting of a tree at the front of each property, bestowing the neighborhood with a majestic canopy of trees. Adorning the streets of Lower Forest Hill, this natural grandeur complements the beauty of the homes. The early urban planning decisions have not only produced architectural splendor but also fostered a harmonious integration with nature.

Over the decades, the mandated trees have flourished, creating a leafy canopy that provides shade, natural beauty, and an overall aesthetic appeal. This commitment to greenery has shaped a picturesque streetscape, offering residents and visitors a tranquil, inviting environment. These foresighted bylaws have crafted a neighborhood renowned for both its architectural heritage and lush, tree-lined streets, showcasing thoughtful urban planning and a deep appreciation for natural beauty.

Forest Hill boasts the Belt Line fitness and nature trail, following the former Belt Line railway's route down to Rosedale. Serving as Toronto's first commuter train, this trail offers residents a unique connection to fitness and nature within the neighborhood's historical context.


EXPERIENCING LIFE IN FOREST HILL: LOCAL LIFESTYLE

Embracing the beauty that surrounds them, Forest Hill residents often immerse themselves in the natural splendor by hiking along the numerous trails or indulging in afternoon picnics on the green. The historic district is a treasure trove of unique shops and beloved eateries, mostly locally owned establishments. 

This community radiates a palpable sense of unity, with neighbors banding together to offer support in various ways. Many take immense pride in being part of this opulent community, collaborating to uphold the pervasive sense of elegance and refinement.

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING UNVEILED IN FOREST HILL

Forest Hill's dining scene ranks among Toronto's finest, featuring award-winning restaurants and chic eateries at every turn. The weekends often kick off at Emma’s Country Kitchen, where residents savor favorites like biscuits and gravy, wild blueberry and lemon ricotta pancakes, and delectable homemade buttermilk donuts.

Pukka Indian Restaurant Restaurant is a local gem, serving classic dishes such as stuffed paneer, Punjabi chicken curry, and garam masala-cured smoked trout, capturing the town's attention for years.  

Pain Perdu a classic French bakery and café, entices crowds with the allure of exceptional sandwiches, quiches, and an array of baked goods. The day culminates with a visit to Dutch Dreams, a family-owned ice cream parlor that has become a community staple, thanks to its diverse selection of decadent ice creams.

ACTIVITIES IN FOREST HILL

Forest Hill's profound connection to nature stands out as a key allure, attracting many accomplished residents to make this community their home. The neighborhood boasts stunning parks and trails, providing an escape into the wilderness that allows homeowners to leave the stresses of daily life behind.  

The Beltline Trail, a 9 km hiking and biking trail along the former Toronto Belt Line Railway, offers a scenic retreat. Originally a commuter train line built in the 1890s, the trail's conversion in 1989 transformed it into a central recreational hub for the city. Forest Hill residents eagerly leverage their proximity to this idyllic area, making it a year-round haven for outdoor pursuits.

Demographics and employment data for Forest Hill, Ontario

26,357 people live in Forest Hill, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $292,936. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

26,357

Total Population

Medium

Population Density

46

Median Age

Population by age group
(0-9 years)
(10-19 years)
(20-24 years)
(25-64 years)
(66-74 years)
(75+ years)
Education Level
High School Degree
1810 (9%)
Associate Degree
11310 (55%)
Bachelor Degree
5001 (24%)
Graduate Degree
2357 (12%)
Forest Hill has 11,916 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

11,916

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$292,936

Average Individual Income

Households With Children
With Children: 2,646 (22%)
Without Children: 9,270 (78%)
Marital Status
Married
87%
Single
10%
Divorced
3%
Separated
0%
Here’s what the people living in Forest Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Blue vs White Collar workers
Blue Collar: 1047 (53%)
White Collar: 947 (47%)

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