What is Forest Hills? In the past, even longtime residents have struggled to answer the question and to form a neighborhood identity. So in 2012, a group of residents decided we needed an online gathering place, one that would tell our stories.
Forest Hills Connection is an e-magazine about news and life in our neighborhood, which for the purposes of this publication includes Wakefield, North Cleveland Park and the more-famous-but-not-officially-named Van Ness. We want to bring the activities, interests and talents within our community to light. We also hope to create a deeper sense of community.
We launched with the backing of ANC 3F and the former Forest Hills Neighborhood Alliance, and in 2021 became a project of Van Ness Main Street. We remain an editorially independent enterprise with contributors of all ages and backgrounds who write about their passions and pastimes. We cover everything: local businesses, the area’s rich history, our fascinating neighbors, the wildlife that we frequently spot in Rock Creek Park and our backyards.
We also want to know what the neighborhood kids and schools are up to, and what’s on our ANC’s plate. We want this to be a fun and different kind of neighborhood forum; a virtual town square.
Got a story to tell? We are always seeking volunteer contributors to report on news and life in Forest Hills. Please join us!