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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham median real estate price is $476,318, which is more expensive than 92.8% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 67.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham is currently $2,470, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.9% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.

Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham 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 townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 92.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. 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

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 Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

The real estate in the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 98.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods.

In addition, the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 92.2% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, 90.8% of the real estate in the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

People

The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 67.2%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

In addition, the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (83.5%) than found in 99.5% 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.

Also, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 54.0% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Modes of Transportation

In the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 39.1% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood buck this trend. 26.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 58.1% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Diversity

Significantly, 7.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood in Birmingham are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 83.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood, 66.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.1%), and 6.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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 Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood in Birmingham, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (18.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (6.7%), and residents who report German roots (5.1%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (3.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 18.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Five Points South / University of Alabama at Birmingham neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (52.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (39.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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