Forest Hills is located roughly between Market Street and Wrightsville Avenue, with Covil Avenue to the east and Wallace Park to the west. The community is a national register historic district and is one of the oldest in Wilmington, with homes dating back to 1935. This charming neighborhood offers large lots, historic homes, and beautiful landscaping, which include gardens featured in the Azalea Garden Festival. The community is connected to surrounding historical neighborhoods to create a wonderful walking path that the residents use frequently. Residents also enjoy being a short drive away from the restaurants, shopping, historical sites, boat docks, and more downtown Wilmington and the Cape Fear River have to offer. The subdivision is the home to Forest Hills Elementary school and has a park for children to play at.
Residents have developed a sense of community by participating in traditions like displaying luminaries around Christmas. The neighborhood is close to the YMCA and a convenient drive to Downtown Wilmington and Independence Mall. Despite its central location, the community maintains a secluded with its tree-lined sidewalks.