Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Mountain Brook,
the Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 87.7% of the adults living in the
Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, 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 Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 99.7% 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 families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.
Also, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Finally, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 2.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 7.0% have Scottish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 96.2% of commuters who live in the
Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.0% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 73.9%
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: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 61.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Mountain Brook Village / Glencoe neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.9% 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.