Vestavia Hills, AL
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Living in Vestavia Hills


Vestavia Hills is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 34,291 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Vestavia Hills is the 13th largest community in Alabama.

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

Vestavia Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Vestavia Hills is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vestavia Hills who work in management occupations (17.03%), sales jobs (14.71%), and healthcare (12.27%).

Also of interest is that Vestavia Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Vestavia Hills is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Vestavia Hills is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Vestavia Hills a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Vestavia Hills has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Vestavia Hills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Vestavia Hills. 68.17% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vestavia Hills in 2010 was $53,970, which is wealthy relative to Alabama and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,880 for a family of four.

The people who call Vestavia Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vestavia Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vestavia Hills include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Vestavia Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.