Forest, Virginia 

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Population

10,653

+16.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$71,685

Median Home Price

$239,400

Best Places to Live in Forest, Virginia

Small city - West-central Virginia along James River, 50 miles east of Roanoke
Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Low crime rates
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Air service
-Arts & culture

Local Listings in Forest, VA
 $249,900 
423 Poplar Forest Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4.0 | 2214 SqFt
 $249,900 
423 Poplar Forest Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4.0 | 2214 SqFt
 $254,900 
1047 Maple Leaf Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 3.0 | 2312 SqFt
 $209,900 
61 Royal Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1788 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Lynchburg Metro Area

Lynchburg is a small Virginia city with an Old South feel and views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Downtown is a mix of old and new, and the city is known for the historic districts of refined homes on the surrounding hilltops. Five of these districts are included in the National Register of Historic Districts. Additionally, five small colleges give a minor college-town feel. The area has a few good museums and modest entertainment assets. Mountains to the west and Smith Mountain Lake to the south offer above average outdoor recreation.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Bedford County
Metro Area: Lynchburg Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat conservative
City: Forest
Zip Codes: 24551
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 648 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Forest is 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Forest jobs have increased by 2.30%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Forest's cost of living is 6.10% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Forest's Cost of Living

VOTING
Bedford county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Forest's population is 10,653 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 16.86%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Forest is $239,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.83%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Forest

SCHOOLS
Forest public schools spend $9,937 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Forest. More Education


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Housing Market in Forest

It's a good time to buy in Forest. Home Appreciation is up 5.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Forest Real Estate or Find top agents in Forest

The median home price in Forest is $239,400. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Forest   1 Reviews
Forest is a Great Place to live - 5/17/2007
I moved to Forest a little over a year ago. I have to say that the peace and quiet agrees with me. I love the beautiful scenic view, the lack of crowds, and the... Read More

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NEW LISTINGS IN FOREST VA
$249,900
423 Poplar Forest Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 4.0 |

$254,900
1047 Maple Leaf Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 3.0 |

$209,900
61 Royal Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$243,900
1169 Hupps Hill Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$199,900
530 Sweeney Cir
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$254,900
1790 Cottontown Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

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