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Apartments for rent in Forest, VA

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See what Forest, VA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Forest

Close to my singles groups and the stores that I shop at. Also much closer to church. I love that I am so close to my friend's.

I like that Walmart is so close that I could walk if I choose to. My favorite restaurant is Sawa because they have the best sushi in town. My family and I love to have family dinners and go for walks in the local park with our dogs.

It is very quiet. Because of the great weather here, it's a great place to walk around in. I feel very welcome.

It's a quite place. Also the store owners and workers in the neighborhood is nice and kind. Another thing is up the street you have a really pretty sceneries of the mountains.

We are close to grocery stores and gas stations. It is quiet here and we have a police officer that lives in the neighborhood.

Who Lives Here

Forest Demographics

Education

High School

22%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

29%

Master's

16%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

48%

3 people

23%

4 people

14%

5 people

7%

6+ people

8%

Household Income

0-50k

29%

50-100k

36%

100-150k

19%

150-200k

7%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

16%

20-45

31%

45-65

28%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Forest?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$1100$1275$1495
Jan '24-$1100$1275$1495
Dec '23-$1100$1275$1495
Nov '23-$1100$1275$1495
Oct '23-$1100$1275$1495
Sep '23-$1100$1275$1495
Aug '23-$1100$1275$1495
Jul '23-$1100$1275$1495
Jun '23-$1100$1275$1495
May '23-$1100$1275$1495
Apr '23-$1100$1275$1495
Mar '23-$1100$1275$1495
Feb '23-$1100$1275$1495

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Forest

Forest Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

27%

15-30 Mins

58%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 1515

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 9 of 16 renters

Percentage: 2424

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 11 of 16 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Nightlife, Pet

Things To Do In Forest

Top Score

Restaurants

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The lack of restaurants here may leave a bad taste in your mouth.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 100% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 100% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Finding a bar around here is no small feat.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 100% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 100% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pets may want to go elsewhere for their fur-ever home.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More medical care in Forest. Stat!

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The gas stations here are few and far between.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Forest Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 16 of 16 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 15 of 16 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 16 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 15 of 16 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 14 of 16 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 13 of 16 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 13 of 16 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 13 of 16 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 12 of 16 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 12 of 16 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 16 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 11 of 16 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 10 of 16 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 10 of 16 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 8 of 16 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 8 of 16 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 9 of 16 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 10 of 16 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 11 of 16 renters

Forest Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Forest

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Forest, VA

Forest, a small city in Virginia, has a population of just over 10,000. Retirees should fit right in, as they account for 19% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young professionals are less well-represented. Most Forest residents own their homes, and 21% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,006 per month, which is $279/month less than the state average.

Forest residents have an average commute of about 19 minutes, outperforming the Virginia average of about 30 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 47% of residents, while public transit is not widely used. Few commuters walk to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Forest has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 13% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Forest, the most common four of which are education, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 30% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top field in the city. Forest workers earn an average annual income of almost $84K, roughly the same as the state average. Forest, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345).