Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Birmingham,
the Forest Park / Redmont Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Forest Park / Redmont Park neighborhood has more
English and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 4.1% have Scottish ancestry.
Forest Park / Redmont Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Forest Park / Redmont Park neighborhood, where 39.6% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.3%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Forest Park / Redmont Park neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 1.9% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Alabama.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and urban sophisticates.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Forest Park / Redmont Park
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 48.8% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Forest Park / Redmont Park neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.4% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.9%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.