Forest Hills is a neighborhood located in the 27707 Zip code of Durham County. Forest Hills represents the spirit of real estate development of the 1920's, particularly around Duke University. With the advent of the automobile, houses and road patterns were constructed in a new manner to accommodate the new living habits of its residents. In this way, Forest Hills enjoys the traditional, rustic aesthetic that accompanies most historic districts while still benefiting from the modern developments that have come to downtown Durham in recent years. It is located on Hwy 751/University Drive and just a few minutes from downtown Durham yet embellished with mature trees and nearby parks.
Homes in Forest Hills are priced from the high $100,000s to over 1.1 million. As of this writing, the average days on market (DOM) is 62. The current school systems for Forest Hills include Spaulding Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Morehead Elementary, Githens Middle, and Jordan High School.
This stately 1925 Colonial Revival in the Forest Hills Historic District is a coveted home on the court. The home has been lovingly preserved and boasts a gracious light-filled entrance with grand foyer, 10' ceilings, hardwood flooring, wood burning fireplace, nine-over-one original sash windows, sunroom, original painted wallpaper in the dining room and built-ins throughout. The updated kitchen, breakfast nook, pantry and bar area retain all the charm and character with modern conveniences. The 3rd floor provides an unexpected surprise with a bonus room, hardwoods, bedroom/walk-in storage and cheerful bathroom. The backyard retreat is sure to delight with an expansive deck, pool, pavilion with hammock and adorable 1930s playhouse. The thoughtfully renovated detached garage restoration was a 2013 Preservation Durham award recipient. Right of First Refusal for .24 acre vacant lot next door, 1510 Hermitage Ct (MLS# 2504529). The home is in close proximity to DBAP, DPAC, American Tobacco Campus and Trail, downtown Durham and Duke.
Built in 1928, this lovingly maintained home has the unassuming curb appeal of a delightful cottage, but the addition of a spacious owner's suite on the main level, and a bright, walk-out bonus room on the lower level let it live large. Main floor office boasts double french doors that open onto a sunny deck overlooking the expansive backyard. Third bedroom on lower level features a full bath. Retreat to the sunny room over the detached garage, perfect for a second office or exercise/hobby space. When it's cold, cozy up to one of three fireplaces. When it's warm, listen to the birds from one of two decks in back or the sunny patio in front. Gorgeous natural wood-framed windows all replaced in 2015. So many little details provide immense character and charm. Ideal Forest Hills location just minutes away from all of your Rockwood and downtown favorites.
Situated on a high spot surrounded by other stately homes, this haven in Forest Hills is the perfect place to call home. Tudor Revival style design with original stucco exterior and brimming with character at every turn. When you step through the arched doorways, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped inside a storybook cottage. Filled with natural light, inside you’ll find arched built-in bookcases, bedrooms complete with built-in dressers, a fireplace, and original hardwood floors. Three bedrooms upstairs and an additional room on the main level could be used as an office or bedroom. Rec room in the basement provides an additional 382 finished square feet that is heated and cooled. With easy access to Forest Hills park, tucked away on a quiet street, and only a 20-minute walk down the ATT to downtown Durham, it doesn’t get much better than this!