The developers transferred ownership of the land and improvements through a Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions to the Forest Hills Community Association, a non-stock corporation registered by the State of Virginia. The Declaration prescribes the easements, restrictions, covenants and conditions under which the individual lots of the subdivision will be held and sold. The affairs of the Association are governed by a set of By-laws and managed by a Board of Directors elected by the members of the Association. Membership in the Association is composed of those persons who acquire fee simple ownership of a lot (town home) within the subdivision. The FHCA governing documents, the By-laws and the Covenants, and other information are presented to each potential homeowner at the time he or she enters into a contract to purchase a property in Forest Hills. Acceptance of the package places on the new owner the responsibility to abide by the provisions of the covenants.
View the Photo Gallery page for additional photos of The building of Forest Hills 1976-1979 and other events.
As you plan home maintenance projects this spring, please consider the following:
Reports have reached the ACC regarding recent home entry by animals. In some cases, squirrels caused damage to the top floor after gaining access through the attic. This is an ideal time to have your roof and exterior wood trim checked for needed repairs.
Christine Hunter, Forest Hills ACC Chair
The committee has learned of elevator malfunctions in Forest Hills. While elevators do not fall within the scope of the ACC, the Board has asked that we pass this information along because it is a safety issue. Residents have noted that some local companies no longer service Inclinator elevators and others have limited parts availability for repairs. We encourage everyone to reach out to their service provider, keep current with routine maintenance, and be sure you have a working phone in the elevator to call for help.
Christine Hunter, Forest Hills ACC Chair
Annual Association Dues
Forest Hills Community Association HOA fees are collected on an annual basis and are currently set at $1380 for each residence. A notice is sent by December 1 each year and payment is due by January 31st. Please make sure your Forest Hills address is clearly marked on the check. Payment may be mailed to: Forest Hills Community Association P.O. Box 2804 Arlington, VA. 22202
Forest Hills Treasurer for questions or further information
Disclosure Package Request
When a Forest Hills Homeowner is planning the sale of their home, Virginia law requires a Disclosure Package be provided to potential homebuyers. Requests should be made in writing addressed to the Forest Hills Community Association.
Cost per requested package $100.00
Allow two (2) two weeks for processing
Checks should be made payable to: Forest Hills Community Association
The written request and check may be mailed to: Forest Hills Community Association PO Box 2804 Arlington, VA 22202 or contact Karen Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to confirm receipt of request.
Selling your townhouse.
ARTICLE VIII - Protective Covenants and Restrictions - Declaration of Covenants
(8) No sign of any kind larger than one foot square shall be displayed to the public view on any lot, except temporary signs of less than four square feet advertising the said lot for sale or rent and except for temporary signs, erected by the Declarant in connection with the construction, lease, or sale of buildings and other parcels of The Properties.
Remind your Realtor that Post type signs are not permitted according to Forest Hills ACC regulations. Only small ground level signs are permitted.
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In a recent column in the Falls Church News-Press, Charlie Clark, who writes about Arlington history said: “Last November, AuthorHouse published his south Arlington walking tour book titled “Walks with Charley: Sniffing Arlington Ridge History and Mystery.” Though he delivers tongue-in-cheek comments about his dog, author Suydam did painstaking research on the area, scouring, for example, the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps that go back to the 1930s.
During World War II, housing developments were built nearby and named for Confederate Generals J.E.B. Stuart and Jubal Early, though they later were torn down due to county zoning violations, he writes. Suydam provides a neat cross-reference to old neighborhood street names before they changed in 1935: Ridge Road was Mount Vernon Avenue, Army-Navy Drive was Old Georgetown Road, and 23rd was Fraser Street.
Chapters 20 & 21 about the Fraser family are particularly relevant to Forest Hills residents. These chapters tell the history of this property before there was a Forest Hills. Books can be purchased on line searching “Walks with Charley” through: amazon.com, authorhouse.com, barnesandnoble.com, books.google.com; and copies are available at the Arlington Historical Society (Hume School, Arlington Ridge Road) bookstore. While the book is produced as “e-book” those versions do not contain pictures.
Images from Book
Map from book
Map from book
Author, Marty Suydam Forest Hills Resident