The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Rainbow neighborhood is wealthier than 97.9%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Rainbow also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Rainbow
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Alabama. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 99.5% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Alabama. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, college students and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Rainbow neighborhood has more
Swiss and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 4.8% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 95.3% of commuters who live in the
Rainbow neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 63.8% of the workforce
in the Rainbow neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Rainbow neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, real estate in the Rainbow neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.