Vestavia Hills, AL (City Center)




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About Vestavia Hills, AL (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Vestavia Hills is $501,860, which is more expensive than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 87.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Vestavia Hills City Center is currently $1,771, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.8% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.

Vestavia Hills City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Real estate in the City Center of Vestavia Hills, AL is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vestavia Hills City Center has a 13.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.5% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Vestavia Hills, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

A majority of the adults in the Vestavia Hills City Center 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 99.4% 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 active retirees, families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.

In addition, 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 79.5% of the adults living in the Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Also, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Vestavia Hills City Center 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, 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 Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood is wealthier than 95.6% 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood has more British and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 4.6% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.8% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.6% 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Vestavia Hills are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 75.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood, 63.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.9%), and 7.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Vestavia Hills, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report German roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (4.6%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Vestavia Hills City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (5.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Vestavia Hills 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72
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City Center 0.101011101001110
Vestavia Hills 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79
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Vestavia Hills 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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VESTAVIA HILLS CITY


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Louis Pizitz Middle Sch
2020 Pizitz Dr
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35216
06-08
Vestavia Hills Elem Sch East
2109 Tyson Dr
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35216
PK-03
Vestavia Hills High Sch
2235 Lime Rock Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35216
09-12
Vestavia Hills Elem Central
1289 Montgomery Hwy
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35216
04-05
Cahaba Heights Comm Sch
4401 Dolly Ridge Road
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35243
PK-05
Liberty Pk Middle Sch
17035 Liberty Parkway
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35242
06-08
Vestavia Hills Elem Sch West
1965 Merryvale Rd
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35216
PK-03
Liberty Pk Elem
17051 Liberty Pkwy
Vestavia Hills, AL, 35242
PK-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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MOUNTAIN BROOK CITY


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District Quality Compared to Alabama

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Better than of AL school districts.

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(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mt Brook Jr High Sch
205 Overbrook Dr
Mountain Brook, AL, 35213
07-09
Brookwood Forest Elem Sch
3701 S Brookwood Rd
Mountain Brook, AL, 35223
KG-06
Cherokee Bend Elem Sch
4400 Fair Oaks Dr
Mountain Brook, AL, 35213
KG-06
Crestline Elem Sch
3785 Jackson Blvd
Mountain Brook, AL, 35213
KG-06
Mt Brook Elem Sch
3020 Cambridge Rd
Mountain Brook, AL, 35223
KG-06
Mt Brook High Sch
3650 Bethune Dr
Mountain Brook, AL, 35223
10-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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