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Forest

Forest is a multicultural commune boasting several residential neighbourhoods where the living is pleasant and peaceful.
Forest is a multicultural commune boasting several residential neighbourhoods where the living is pleasant and peaceful. There are plenty of green spaces and parks in Forest for residents and visitors who enjoy a stroll.

Territory

Forest commune is located in the southwest of the Brussels-Capital Region, nestled between Uccle to the southeast, Ixelles to the east, Drogenbos to the southwest, Anderlecht to the west and Saint-Gilles to the northeast. A large part of its 6.2 square kilometres is taken up by woodland and parks: Duden, Forest, Forest Abbey, Jacques Brel, Abbé Froidure and Bempt.

Forest’s topography is characterised by a very palpable gradient, rising from west to east. The highest point in Forest around 100 metres above sea level provides one of the finest vistas of Brussels to be found.

The main attractions include several remarkable buildings in the art deco and modern style. From its medieval past Forest retains Saint-Denis church and some buildings testifying to the wealth of its now-gone abbey.

On the edge of the circular road, Forest is also a place of major industry.

The internationally renowned entertainment venue Forest National brings plenty of big names and media attention to the commune.

Key figures

Statistical overview of the commune of Forest

(Source: Institut Bruxellois de Statistique et d'Analyse - IBSA)

General contact details of the communal administration

Rue du Curé 2, 1190 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 370 22 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 370 22 13
Email: contact@forest.brussels
Online: www.forest.irisnet.be (FR/NL)

Police zone 5341 (Midi)

Forest is part of police zone Midi: Anderlecht – Saint-Gilles – Forest.

CPAS

Rue du Curé 35, 1190 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 349 63 00
Fax: +32 (0)2 349 63 47
Email: forest@publilink.be
Online: www.cpasforest.irisnet.be