Forest Hill is home to a wide sampling of cuisine, with restaurants offering more than 20 different types of food in the neighborhood, residents can find something for every night of the week. Find something for everyone while shopping in Forest Hill. It has shopping in the middle of everything. In case you need to expand your search for a new pad, even more apartments are available for rent in the nearby neighborhood of Lower Broadway.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. Mount Prospect Ave. has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is Bloomfield Ave. Get help honing in on your "home sweet home" from our apartment finder tool.
Enjoy a tasty dinner at Sofrito Caribbean Cuisine and have cocktails afterward at 21 Foxes. Options on the menu in the neighborhood include pizza and deli snacks.
Take in some fresh air at Verona Park Maintenance.
Peruse the Yelp page and uncover even more Forest Hill spots where you can relax with good food and great company.
When hunger strikes, Forest Hill residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on home staples. Borinquen Plaza Supermarket and La Zeta Grocery are both located on Summer Ave. For your sweet-tooth, head to Bakery Espiga De Oro on Broadway, or enjoy some baked goods at nearby Mommy's Dominican Cakes, which is located on Bloomfield Ave.
Residents can take advantage of the many retailers in the Forest Hill area, including Florina's Pizzeria Restaurant and Jpr General Store. For more retail shopping, the apartment rentals in Forest Hill are also conveniently located next to Dollar Welcome Llc.
Nearby School Information
Some of the schools near the apartments in Forest Hill are Christ The King Preparatory School, Belleville Middle School and Ridge Street Elementary School. Due to the fact that school district boundaries do not necessarily line up with county lines, you should contact local school district representatives for more information on exactly which schools serve the apartments for rent you are most interested.
One elementary school and one middle school are located within the Robert Treat Academy Charter district, and the total number of students enrolled in these schools is similar to The Newark Public district. The areas differ in terms of student-teacher proportions, as The Newark Public district boasts a lower ratio of 16-to-1. The Newark Public district has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Robert Treat Academy Charter district.
Demographics and Cost of Living
While figuring out what area and apartment are best for you, keep in mind that relative to other Newark metro areas, Forest Hill can be more expensive. The difference in annual household spending ($45.3K/year for Forest Hill versus $35.0K/year for Lower Broadway) illustrates the general cost of living in each area.
The neighborhood of Lower Broadway is somewhat different from Forest Hill in terms of median age and household size, although comparable by percentage of households with children. In Forest Hill the median age is 33, while in Lower Broadway it's 21. The average household size for the neighborhood is 2.49 people, and it's 1.87 people in Lower Broadway. Of households in Forest Hill and Lower Broadway, 36% and 40% have children, respectively.
At $52.7K, the average income level in Forest Hill is significantly higher than that of Lower Broadway's, which stands at $35.2K.