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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Meadowbrook median real estate price is $452,159, which is more expensive than 92.9% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 67.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Meadowbrook is currently $2,664, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.9% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.

Meadowbrook is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Meadowbrook real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Meadowbrook neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Real estate vacancies in Meadowbrook are 5.4%, which is lower than one will find in 65.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Meadowbrook is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Meadowbrook neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Meadowbrook community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Meadowbrook is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Alabama, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Alabama. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Meadowbrook stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Diversity

Did you know that the Meadowbrook neighborhood has more Lebanese and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.5% have Ukrainian ancestry.

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 Meadowbrook neighborhood in Birmingham are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 89.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Meadowbrook neighborhood, 58.2% 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 20.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.1%), and 7.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Meadowbrook neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.4%).

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 Meadowbrook neighborhood in Birmingham, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (15.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report German roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (7.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.

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 Meadowbrook neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (85.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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