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 Mountain Brook neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 24.0% have English ancestry.
Mountain Brook is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
A majority of the adults in the Mountain Brook neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Alabama by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.7%
of the neighborhoods in Alabama.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, urban sophisticates and active retirees.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Mountain Brook neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 67.0% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods
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 32.0% 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
95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Mountain Brook neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 70.1%
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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Mountain Brook neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.8% of all American neighborhoods.