Garden Tour

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

A garden tour of the Forest Hill Historic District, “The Jewel of all Newark Neighborhoods,” will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

Fresh produce – provided by the Greater Newark Conservancy/Newark Youth Leadership Project – will be available at the Youth Farm Stand during the tour.

For more details, visit the EVENTS page.

FHCA Thanks Barbara Bell Coleman

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014, 9 PM

The Forest Hill Community Association invites you to join in a "thank you" celebration for Barbara Bell Coleman and her work in the restoration of Branch Brook Park.

Details to follow.

Forest Hill featured in the Wall Street Journal

Friday, March 21, 2014

Forest Hill was featured in the Greater New York section of the Wall Street Journal. You can download a PDF of the print edition HERE.

3rd Annual Forest Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mark your calanders for next year. The treasure hunt begins May 16, 2015.


Forest Hill Community Association

Welcome to the Forest Hill Community Association's web site. The FHCA was founded in 1984 and incorporated in 1986. We remain committed to our mission to foster closer relationships among residents of the community, similar community-minded organizations and agencies of the government, in order to improve the quality of life for all the residents of our neighborhood.

The Forest Hill neighborhood, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990 and designated by the city of Newark as an historic district in the same year, is well described by noted city historian Charles Cummings, “Forest Hill, an architectural and residential jewel, lays to the east of Branch Brook Park, an Essex County park and the oldest county park in the United States. Forest Hill is one of Newark's most attractive and elegant neighborhoods. It was developed between 1880 and 1925 through the efforts of three great families, the Hellers, the Ballantines and the Clarks. These families lived here, built their great homes here, and served as captains of nineteenth century industrial Newark.”

As the neighborhood continues to prosper with its rich mix of cultural, economic and racial diversity, we look forward to an exciting future for our association, Forest Hill and the resurgent city of Newark in which we live. We invite you to look around our website, stop by at any of our events and experience the pleasure of living in Newark's historic Forest Hill district.