Neighborhood Spotlight: Little Forest Hills 

Map by Amanda Cooley

Established: During the early 1920s

Location: West of Old Gate Lane, north of Eustis Avenue, south of Garland Road, east of Lakeland Drive

Population/Size: Almost 1,000 homes

Photography by Graham Hobart

Homes Found: Old wood-frame and brick cottages and bungalows, many of which were built as lake cottages.  There is a wide variety of other styles— some are being renovated; others are new construction.


Average Home Price: $120,000 to $250,000

Lot Value: $100,000 to $130,000

Average Home Size:  700 square feet to 1,900 square feet

Average Lot Size: 50 by 150 feet


Photography by Graham Hobart

Why Little Forest Hills? The tall trees and gentle hills of Little Forest Hills create a small neighborhood feel on the edge of downtown. With White Rock Lake within walking distance, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.


Local Haunts: Check out Cafe Lago (popular with the lake crowd) and Bonnie Ruth’s Cafe, which offers sophisticated cuisine and small-town charm.

Who’s Buying: Young families and singles are moving in, particularly local artists.

Schools: DISD schools such as Alex Sanger Elementary and Bryan Adams High School, along with Bishop Lynch High School and St. Bernard of Clairvaux School.

"The first house I saw for sale in Little Forest Hills, I bought. It’s the mature trees, the sense of community, the funky architecture, the proximity to the Arboretum and White Rock Lake." —Christie Turner, president of the Little Forest Hills neighborhood association