I assume you mean Forest Park area in Springfield, MA. The sections of Forest Park right near the park area are still very beautiful and many of the the homes there are historic and meticulously kept. As with all areas, you need to become acquainted with the dynamics of the neighborhoods yourself before investing in property to determine if the area suites your tastes as far as traffic, size of the lots and other amenities. The prices in Springfield are very attractive to many investors. Property is very affordable and because the prices are lower, desirable properties are selling consistently.