FOREST ACRES

neighborhood

Forest Acres, sitting just 3 miles from downtown Columbia, calls itself a “city within a city.” And in this small city, you’ll find an eclectic mix of family-friendly neighborhoods, home to everyone from young professional newcomers to empty-nest retirees who have lived in Forest Acres their entire lives

Incorporated in 1935, Forest Acres has grown up adjacent to Columbia, but with its own vibe, its own upscale shopping areas, and its own identity.  Forest Acres is actually a collection of several smaller subdivisions, including Jackson Heights, also known as The College Streets, since the roads are named for South Carolina colleges including Furman, Coker and Clemson, with Citadel Park in the middle.

Forest Acres is an easy, quick commute to downtown Columbia, USC and Fort Jackson, and it offers easy access to Interstate77, the highway that runs between Columbia and Charlotte.

FOREST ACRES

neighborhood

Forest Acres, sitting just 3 miles from downtown Columbia, calls itself a “city within a city.” And in this small city, you’ll find an eclectic mix of family-friendly neighborhoods, home to everyone from young professional newcomers to empty-nest retirees who have lived in Forest Acres their entire lives

Incorporated in 1935, Forest Acres has grown up adjacent to Columbia, but with its own vibe, its own upscale shopping areas, and its own identity.  Forest Acres is actually a collection of several smaller subdivisions, including Jackson Heights, also known as The College Streets, since the roads are named for South Carolina colleges including Furman, Coker, and Clemson, with Citadel Park in the middle.

Forest Acres is an easy, quick commute to downtown Columbia, USC, and Fort Jackson, and it offers easy access to I-77, the highway that runs between Columbia and Charlotte.

RECREATION & PARKS

Residents are drawn to the community feel of Forest Acres, where neighbors know each other and gather for activities and events such as outdoor concerts, 5K races and farmers markets.

Parks dot the city, including Quinine Hill and Citadel parks. Trenholm Park is home to a public swimming pool, a community center, gymnasium and ball fields, where Little League baseball and softball action is in full swing each fall and spring.

FUN FACT

Forest Acres has its roots in the days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, incorporating as a city in 1935 when the federal Work Projects Administration offered grants to pay for road and bridge construction and municipal water lines. Only incorporated governments could apply for WPA money, and a petition was circulated among area residents to incorporate what was then a 2-square-mile area.

what’s in a name?

The two men who pushed for the incorporation of the land east of Columbia – John Hughes Cooper and James Henry Hammond – had different ideas for what to name their new town. Cooper wanted to name it Forest Acres and Hammond liked Quinine Hill. The name was voted on by the residents who signed the petition to incorporate. Forest Acres won.

RECREATION & PARKS

Residents are drawn to the community feel of Forest Acres, where neighbors know each other and gather for activities and events such as outdoor concerts, 5K races and farmers markets.

Parks dot the city, including Quinine Hill and Citadel parks. Trenholm Park is home to a public swimming pool, a community center, gymnasium and ball fields, where Little League baseball and softball action is in full swing each fall and spring.

FUN FACT

Forest Acres has its roots in the days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, incorporating as a city in 1935 when the federal Work Projects Administration offered grants to pay for road and bridge construction and municipal water lines. Only incorporated governments could apply for WPA money, and a petition was circulated among area residents to incorporate what was then a 2-square-mile area.

what’s in a name?

The two men who pushed for the incorporation of the land east of Columbia – John Hughes Cooper and James Henry Hammond – had different ideas for what to name their new town. Cooper wanted to name it Forest Acres and Hammond liked Quinine Hill. The name was voted on by the residents who signed the petition to incorporate. Forest Acres won.

HOME STATS

Forest Acres offers a wide variety of home types, from cozy brick ranches to split-level houses to stately traditional homes. Most homes are on large lots, with big back yards shaded with pine trees and hardwoods. Some parts of town offer an almost country feel, with winding tree- lined roads and small lakes and ponds, yet residents are within walking or bicycling distance of shops, restaurants, schools and a library. Single-family homes dominate Forest Acres, although there are some apartments, condominiums and planned communities – including The Laureate off Forest Drive.

HOME STATS

Forest Acres offers a wide variety of home types, from cozy brick ranches to split-level houses to stately traditional homes. Most homes are on large lots, with big back yards shaded with pine trees and hardwoods. Some parts of town offer an almost country feel, with winding tree- lined roads and small lakes and ponds, yet residents are within walking or bicycling distance of shops, restaurants, schools and a library. Single-family homes dominate Forest Acres, although there are some apartments, condominiums and planned communities – including The Laureate off Forest Drive.

$200-$500

Price Range

$300,000

2019 Median Price

14

Days List to Sell

$200-$400

Price Range

$300,000

2019 Median Price

14

Days List to Sell

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Forest Drive is the main thoroughfare through Forest Acres, and it is the center of the shopping and dining district. At one end, Richland Mall is home to a Belk department store and Barnes and Noble Booksellers, while the busy road is also home to Trenholm Plaza with a Fresh Market, Publix, J. Crew, luluemon, Loft, and more. Forest Acres residents don’t have to leave the neighborhood to find exceptional casual and fine dining.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Forest Acres students attend Satchel Ford, Bradley or Brockman elementary schools, Crayton Middle School, and A.C. Flora High School in Richland School District One. Timmerman School, a private school serving students pre-K through eighth grade, also is located in Forest Acres.

NEED GROCERIES?

Forest Acres is packed with a great selection of grocery stores. You’ll find Publix, Fresh Market, Lowes Foods, Kroger, and Trader Joe’s in the neighborhood. Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, and Walmart are also close by.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Forest Drive is the main thoroughfare through Forest Acres, and it is the center of the shopping and dining district. At one end, Richland Mall is home to a Belk department store and Barnes and Noble Booksellers, while the busy road is also home to Trenholm Plaza with a Fresh Market, Publix, J. Crew, luluemon, Loft, and more. Forest Acres residents don’t have to leave the neighborhood to find exceptional casual and fine dining.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Forest Acres students attend Satchel Ford, Bradley or Brockman elementary schools, Crayton Middle School, and A.C. Flora High School in Richland School District One. Timmerman School, a private school serving students pre-K through eighth grade, also is located in Forest Acres.

NEED GROCERIES?

Forest Acres is packed with a great selection of grocery stores. You’ll find Publix, Fresh Market, Lowes Foods, Kroger, and Trader Joe’s in the neighborhood. Whole Foods, Sam’s Club, and Walmart are also close by.

EXPLORE THE AREA

The Forest Acres neighborhood is bounded by Two Notch Road and I-77, with Trenholm Road the main thoroughfare through the small city.

LINKS
Forest Acres Neighborhood   |  Forest Acres Facebook Group

EXPLORE THE AREA

The Forest Acres neighborhood is bounded by Two Notch Road and I-77, with Trenholm Road the main thoroughfare through the small city.

LINKS
Forest Acres Neighborhood   |  Forest Acres Facebook Group

LISTINGS IN FOREST ACRES

LISTINGS IN FOREST ACRES