Forest Hill, Maryland Real Estate & Community Info

Family in park Forest Hill, MD is located in Harford County and is a small community of around 15,000 people. This small size gives it a small town feel while also being in close proximity to larger cities, such as Baltimore. This is ideal for someone wishing to have access to large city amenities and resources without having to live in one.

Things to Do

Forest Hill, Maryland is family-friendly in that there are a lot of activities for kids. Some of those activities include:
  • FUNdamentals – This is a party venue with kids’ activities that they will have fun with while they learn.

  • The Creative Cow – If you have an artsy child, this is the place for them. You can get art supplies and your kids can engage in activities that are all about art.

There are also activities for kids in the communities surrounding Forest Hill. Some of those activities are:

  • Bubble Bounce – This is located in Wheaton-Glenmont and it is a great place for the kids to run around and bounce. You can relax while you watch them bounce around on the inflatables.

  • Ultimate Play Zone – Ultimate Play Zone in Cockeysville is very similar to Bubble Bounce because it is home to six bounce houses and two climbing structures.
If you love music, then you may enjoy the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra. It is located in Abingdon, which is also located in Harford County. You can enjoy the masterpieces of Brahms, Gershwin, Sousa, Mozart, and many others. Going to a Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra show can make for a great date night.


School plays There are a number of events that occur in the vicinity of Forest Hill. There are plays, music events, an Oyster Roast, art events and festivals, walks and 5K races, the Red Planks Barn tour, a guided tour of the Historic Tudor Hall, the Rocking Chair Story Hour, the Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens, kayaking events, the 2016 Big East Baseball Championship, and much more. You can click here for a full listing of events.

As you move through the calendar, you will see there are a lot of events that will appeal to every member of your family. From nature events to sports, Forest Hill and the communities surrounding it have you covered. You can also subscribe to the E-xperience Harford Newsletter so you can receive event information in your inbox every month.

Parks and Recreation

In addition to the activities and events, there are a number of parks throughout Harford County. Many of these parks have picnic areas. Aberdeen Festival Park has a pavilion where outdoor performances take place. There is the Aberdeen Senior Activity Center for seniors looking to socialize and engage in senior-specific activities. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center has fishing and nature trails. Barksdale Tot Lot and Chell Road Tot Lot in Joppa have playgrounds for the little ones to play.

If you are up for playing basketball the Churchville Recreation Center and the Churchville Recreation complex has what you need. The Recreation Center has an indoor facility while the complex has a baseball diamond. You can see a complete list of the parks and facilities throughout the county by clicking here.

Public Schools

When you have children, you want to make sure the school system you are enrolling them in will give them the education that they deserve. The good news is that Harford County Public Schools offers a quality education. Class sizes are small with an average of 19 students per teacher. Forest Hill Elementary school is the only elementary school in Forest Hill. There are no middle schools in Forest Hill, but children may attend a middle school in a nearby community, such as in Bel Air. The same applies to the high school that your child may attend with Bel Air being the closest school. There are 10 high schools in Harford County.

Furthermore, the Harford County School District, in conjunction with the Red Cross, offers a Summer Swimming Program for children in Kindergarten through Grade 12. This program teaches fundamental aquatic skills, stroke development, stroke refinement, and swimming and skill proficiency.


If you move to Forest Hill and you have children, having local college opportunities may be important to you. There are a number of quality colleges in the area like Harford Community College, McDaniel College, Loyola University, Brightwood College, CCBC Essex College Community, and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Some of the colleges and universities are not large, but their buildings are historic.

Quaint and Inviting

Quaint house
Forest Hill is an area that is close to history, close to the city and keeps you in close proximity to so much. If you are looking for a small, yet productive, Maryland community in which to locate, Forest Hill has the charm that you want out of a small town. To learn more about this great community and discuss available properties that appeal to your tastes and needs, contact Suzanne Burton today.
Suzanne Burton
Suzanne Burton
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111 Fulford Avenue Suite B Bel Air MD 21014