It's not unfair to say that renters living in Forest Acres are spoiled by the sheer plentitude of options at their service. Essential home conveniences like an appliance and electronics store speak to Forest Acres's family-oriented environment. The apartments for rent in Forest Acres are near East Columbia and Heathwood.
Food, Libations and Recreation
In order to give potential renters a better sense of the rental market in Forest Acres area, we've provided ratings and reviews of the apartments in the area. They should also take into account that one of the busiest and best streets for grub is Forest Dr. Open the door to a place you love with our apartment finder tool.
Residents can enjoy a different variety of flavor every night in Forest Acres, especially with over a half dozen different restaurants in the area. Sometimes food that is fast or familiar is all that will do. In such cases, Five Guys Burgers & Fries and Pizza Hut are both around the proverbial corner.
Get some fresh air or take a walk in Trenholm Park.
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The neighborhood is home to a few more universally familiar grocer chain stores, such as Kangaroo Express and Piggly Wiggly.
For shoppers who like choice, Rd & Forest Dr is home to Trenholm Plaza, a shopping with some big-name stores. The area is also home to the popular retailer Dollar General.
Schools and School Districts
The schools near the apartments in Forest Acres are Cardinal Newman School, Crayton Middle School and Brockman Elementary School. In most areas, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent you are interested in will likely determine what schools your children will be able to attend. Talk with local district administrators or representatives for confirmation.
A middle school in the Richland County School District 1, Crayton Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 15-to-1.
The only district in the neighborhood, Richland County School District 1 has a total enrollment of 26,000 students and 1,700 teachers on staff, for a student teacher ratio of 15-to-1. There are 11 high schools, 10 middle schools and 32 elementary schools in the district.
Neighborhood Demographics and Costs of Living
Forest Acres's cost of living is about 12% lower than in nearby East Columbia. On average a household in Forest Acres spends $55.0K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of East Columbia, which come to around $62.4K/year.
Forest Acres is similar to East Columbia in a few ways. The median age of its residents is 31, compared to a median age of 31 in East Columbia. They also are comparable by average household size -- 2.02 inhabitants per household in Forest Acres and 2.26 in East Columbia. By the percentage of households with children in Forest Acres and East Columbia, 20% and 24% have children, respectively.