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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$881
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    402
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    37
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    424
    525
  • Theft
    3,996
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    153
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,132
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Gardendale Reviews

21 reviews
All Categories
Gardendale is a warm and friendly city, convenient to the Birmingham city center. We have a great school system with many of our teachers having grown up in the community. Over the past few years, more young families have moved into the area, creating diversity and pride. We have a great network of churches that allow families many choices and great support systems. We have some of the best parks and recreational areas in the county, most available free of charge to our residents. Youth programs abound and Senior services are top rated. It's a great community that truly cares for its citizens.
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Gardendale is a very good city to live in because of the community. Most of the people are friendly. Also, there is every type of fast food restaurant that you could want. Friday night games are so much fun and it is a time for the community to come together to support the team. There is nice, big high school that was recently built a couple of years ago. The city of Gardendale has almost everything you could want and is just a couple of minutes from the great city of Birmingham.
Gardendale is a very amazing city. The production of many fast growing places are getting higher. There are many opportunities in Gardendale that many people enjoy. Also, it is a very friendly city and what I would like to see change is that Gardendale get more people who live in the area get involved.