Homewood, AL (Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands)




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About Homewood, AL (Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands median real estate price is $342,623, which is more expensive than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 75.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands is currently $1,561, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.

Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Homewood, Alabama.

Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands are 7.0%, which is lower than one will find in 63.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood has more Scottish and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 2.1% have Greek ancestry.

Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 97.6% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood stands out by having 94.1% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4% of all American neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood in Homewood 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 88.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 16.4% 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 50.3% of America'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 Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood, 59.1% 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 25.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.5%), and 6.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood in Homewood, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Scottish roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (4.3%), along with some German ancestry residents (3.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households.

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 Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (94.1%) 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

44 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands 0.101011101001110
Homewood 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands 0.101011101001110
Homewood 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79
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Edgewood / Buena Vista Highlands 0.101011101001110
Homewood 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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HOMEWOOD CITY


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Hall Kent Elem Sch
213 Hall Ave
Homewood, AL, 35209
PK-05
Homewood High Sch
1901 S Lakeshore Dr
Homewood, AL, 35209
09-12
Homewood Middle Sch
395 Mecca Avenue
Homewood, AL, 35209
06-08
Shades Cahaba Elem Sch
3001 Independence Drive
Homewood, AL, 35209
KG-05
Edgewood Elem Sch
901 College Ave
Homewood, AL, 35209
KG-05

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