Vestavia Hills, AL (Rocky Ridge)




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About Vestavia Hills, AL (Rocky Ridge)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Rocky Ridge median real estate price is $520,384, which is more expensive than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in Alabama and 86.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Rocky Ridge is currently $1,801, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in Alabama.

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

Rocky Ridge real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Rocky Ridge neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Rocky Ridge are 4.7%, which is lower than one will find in 77.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Rocky Ridge is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

A majority of the adults in the Rocky Ridge 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 99.7% 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 families with school-aged children, urban sophisticates and college students.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Rocky Ridge 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.

Also, 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 2.6% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Rocky Ridge 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.

Finally, the rate of college educated adults in the Rocky Ridge neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 73.3% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 97.3% of commuters who live in the Rocky Ridge neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Rocky Ridge neighborhood, analysis shows that 15.1% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Rocky Ridge neighborhood has more Welsh and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 1.5% have Austrian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Rocky Ridge neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.8% 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.

In addition, real estate in the Rocky Ridge 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 98.1% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Rocky Ridge neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 66.1% 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

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Rocky Ridge 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.0% 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 77.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Rocky Ridge neighborhood, 66.1% 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 14.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (12.2%), and 4.2% 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 Rocky Ridge neighborhood in Vestavia Hills, AL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (20.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Rocky Ridge neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.7% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Rocky Ridge neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (97.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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Rocky Ridge 0.101011101001110
Vestavia Hills 0.101011101001110
Alabama 4.72

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Rocky Ridge 0.101011101001110
Vestavia Hills 0.101011101001110
Alabama 29.79

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Rocky Ridge 0.101011101001110
Vestavia Hills 0.101011101001110
Alabama 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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

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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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Better than of US school districts.

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

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