B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$728
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      1,109
      273
    • Murder
      37
      6
    • Rape
      75
      41
    • Robbery
      525
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      1,482
      525
    • Theft
      4,163
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      714
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $31,061
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      9%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      15%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      33%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      28%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      15%
      13%

    Birmingham Reviews

    114 reviews
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    What I like about Birmingham, Alabama is that Birmingham is a city with a lot of history. Birmingham is currently expanding and renovating. There major changes and opportunities that are in the near future! I like that Birmingham has a rich rood culture. Every "foodie" should visit Birmingham and enjoy the many restaurants and breweries. Birmingham is definitely a city to live for young up and coming entrepreneurs, executives, and philanthropist.
    Review Birmingham
    I have been a Birmingham resident for about four years and have been able to experience many things in the area.
    Birmingham Alabama is a beautiful city with a fast growing population. Over the course of four years, it went from being just decent, to somewhere I thoroughly enjoy taking my friends and family. There are so many great places to eat, relax, and be active. Just a few things include indoor rock climbing, outdoor ice skating, local pub and fare, the McWayne Science Museum and so much more! Highly recommended for all ages. Lakeview district is a great part of town. It is filled with restaurants and bars for the college scene or families. Enjoy local BBQ, Mexican Tapas, Or vegetarian Burger joint, I know, right? There are bicycles in the many districts of Birmingham that you can rent for a few dollars, daily, and just ride around to the different parts of town. A plus, is that the bicycles contain a tiny motor to let you roam with ease.
    Birmingham is such an amazing city and I am so lucky to have grown up here! Recently, Birmingham has been rising out of the ashes and new buisnesses are popping up everywhere. There is always a new resturant to try, something fun to do, or a new brewery to hang out at. Birmingham and its surrounding suburbs are a great place to raise a family or to visit. The Over the Mountain (sububs of Birmingham) school sytems are phenomenal and some are even nationally recognized.