About Forest Hill



History of Forest Hill

Vision Statement

City Council

City Manager

City Secretary

Forest Hill, Texas located in south central Tarrant County between Fort Worth and Arlington boasts prime positioning on the highly traveled I-20 corridor.  Bordered by Anglin Street on the east and Wichita Street on the west, the city is home to almost 13,000 residents and more than 300 businesses.  The City was incorporated on
March 16, 1946.

A city on the move, Forest Hill remains one of the fastest growing communities in North Texas.  Economic development and new home construction continues to rise while the crime rate declines.  Major employers include Chase Bank, Starbucks, Denny’s, Luby’s Cafeteria, Comfort Inn and Horton’s Tree Service to name a few.  It’s a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

City of Forest Hill Vision Statement

In our on-going commitment to the citizens and businesses in the City of Forest Hill, we will endeavor each day to be fiscally responsible, knowing that we are held accountable for our actions, to move the city in a forward progression of economic development, to provide the best customer service to those who live, work and play within our city limits, and to be fair and honest in all that we do.  With passion, integrity and professionalism, from within City Hall to our elected officials, we will be the leaders of the Community Driven spirit that will guide the success for Forest Hill into the future.

The Forest Hill Police Department has received numerous awards including four for the “National Night Out” crime prevention campaign.  Our Fire Department recognized as a leader in fire rescue, proudly acquired “Rescue 23” in 2005. This heavy duty rescue capable vehicle is considered a state homeland security asset and one of only four in Texas.  It utilizes a specially trained team and can be called out for use across the country.

Building a positive image remains the number the one priority of City Hall officials.  Forest Hill looks to provide quality family living, a thriving economic base for local business and a broad range of events and functions for our citizens. 

Using these initiatives we will truly live up to our slogan as being Community Driven.