Mountain Brook, AL
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Living in Mountain Brook


Mountain Brook is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 20,306 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountain Brook is the 30th largest community in Alabama.

Mountain Brook home prices are not only among the most expensive in Alabama, but Mountain Brook real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Mountain Brook is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 96.67% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mountain Brook is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain Brook who work in management occupations (19.15%), sales jobs (16.73%), and healthcare (11.89%).

Of important note, Mountain Brook is also a city of artists. Mountain Brook has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Mountain Brook’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Mountain Brook telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.40% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Mountain Brook is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Mountain Brook is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mountain Brook really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mountain Brook perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Mountain Brook is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Mountain Brook, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Mountain Brook is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 85.10% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mountain Brook in 2010 was $78,588, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $314,352 for a family of four.

The people who call Mountain Brook home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mountain Brook residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mountain Brook include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Mountain Brook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.