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Forest Hills is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,518 at the 2010 census, as compared to 6,831 in 2000, and 7,335 in 1990.
The borough was named after Forest Hills, Queens.
Forest Hills is located at 40°25′19″N 79°51′7″W (40.421918, -79.851872). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all of it land.
Forest Hills has five borders, including Wilkinsburg and Churchill to the north, Wilkins Township to the east, Chalfant to the southeast, North Braddock to the south-southeast, and Braddock Hills from the south to the northwest. These municipalities, along with East Pittsburgh, Edgewood, Rankin, Swissvale, and Turtle Creek, make up the Woodland Hills School District.
Forest Hills is located along the Route 30 portion of the Lincoln Highway, which, along with Greensburg Pike, serves as a main artery of the borough.
Until 2015, near the eastern border with Chalfant, there once stood an historic, five-million-volt Van de Graaff generator and particle accelerator known as the Westinghouse Atom Smasher. The Atom Smasher operated from 1937 to 1958, and because of many important discoveries that were made using the device—it was designated an official historic landmark in 2010. However, the apparatus was torn down in 2015, when the property that had served as the primary campus of the Westinghouse Research Laboratories from 1916 to 1956 was being prepared for redevelopment.
Forest Hills is known for its many recreational and family oriented activities. Forest Hills boasts several parks: Forest Hills main Park and Arboretum, Ryan Glenn, Koch, Avenue L Park and Arboretum, and Bright Park.