The charming, Carmel-esque neighborhood of Forest Hill doesn’t often have much inventory. It’s a geographically small area, with low turnover and homeowners who love where they live. Most of the homes have fantastic period detail, with styles such as Tudor, Spanish Mediterranean, Arts and Crafts and Edwardian.
World-renowned architects like Julia Morgan, Frank Lloyd Wright and Bernard Maybeck have designed homes in the neighborhood. Located in the center of the city, Forest Hill is a stone’s throw from the West Portal retail area, and is served by its own Forest Hill Muni station to downtown.
You typically will get more for your money in Forest Hill as opposed to, say, Noe Valley. The houses are large and are ideal for buyers who need a lot of space. The average home price over the past year was around $2.4M. And here’s a tip: The closer a home is to the Forest Hill Muni station or the West Portal area, the more chance there will be of a high overbid. Continue Reading