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Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) in Bedford County, Virginia, United States. The population was 9,106 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyForest is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 35.9sqkm, of which 35.6sqkm is land and 0.3sqkm, or 0.89%, is water.CommunityForest is a rural suburb of Lynchburg, Virginia, containing many subdivided properties carved from and around surrounding farms and woodlands. The Ivy Hill community is the largest development and is built around the Ivy Hill Golf Course. The town has been experiencing rapid growth and development over the past 10 years, which is expected to continue into the near future. The recent construction of shopping centers such as Cavalier Corner and a large strip mall beside the post office evidence this recent growth. Forest is home to Jefferson Forest High School (the Cavaliers, ~1400 students), Forest Middle School (the Knights, ~1100 students), Forest Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and New London Academy.Forest has no real town center since the original one was torn down without a trace, but the area along U.S. Route 221 from the post office to the Forest Library is generally regarded as the central part of the community; however, technically the town extends all the way along Rt. 221 from the middle school to Graves Mill Shopping Center. The political attitudes of the majority of the population are conservative.
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