Popular real estate near Birmingham, AL (Avondale)
Avondale median real estate prices are $122,923, which is more expensive than 71.8% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 34.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Avondale are currently $438, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 45.4% of Alabama neighborhoods.
Avondale is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Birmingham, Alabama.
Avondale real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Avondale neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Avondale. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.Notable & Unique: People
The Avondale neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (66.2%) than found in 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, astoundingly, the Avondale neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Birmingham neighborhood.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Avondale (23.3%) than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Avondale neighborhood in Birmingham are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 66.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle. In the Avondale neighborhood, 34.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.8%), and 17.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco. In the Avondale neighborhood in Birmingham, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (4.7%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (2.9%) , and residents who report Irish roots (1.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (1.3%) , along with some African ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Avondale neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.7%).Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Avondale neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (66.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (23.3%) and 7.5% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$122,923|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Medium cost relative to AL, very low cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Suburban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Complexes/high rise apartments, some Single-family homes and a few Small apartment buildings|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969), some Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier) and some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Hip & Trendy and Walkable|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages, some Seniors (people 65 and over) and some College students (people currently attending college)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 4 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Low income (among the 15% lowest income communities in America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Executive, managerial & professional, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Sales & Service workers and some Clerical, assistants & technical support|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Black, some White (non-Hispanic), some Hispanic, some Mexican and some Irish ancestry|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly English speaking and some Spanish speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
4308 42ND ST NORTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35217
CITY HIGH SCH
4308 42ND ST, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35217
HAYES HIGH SCH
505 43RD ST NORTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
HOMEBOUND ELEM SCH
417 29TH ST SOUTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223
HOMEBOUND HIGH SCH
417 29TH ST SOUTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35223
WHATLEY ELEM SCH
549 43RD ST NORTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
4244 3RD AVE SOUTH, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35222
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
25,914 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||1.0||58.3|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||0.2||1.3|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.0||0.8|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||63.7||54.5|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||15.9|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||66.2|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO AL*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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National Median 3.9
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in Birmingham 1 in 66
in Alabama 1 in 222
National Median 28.6
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in Birmingham 1 in 14
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