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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Homewood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    124
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    147
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    531
    500
  • Theft
    2,990
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    252
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$66,573
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Homewood is a wonderful place to live. Everyone is friendly and it is close to downtown and Hoover. There are nice eating areas. The church in Homewood (Dawson) is great! Wonderful people attend that church. They make you feel at home.
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Homewood is an awesome community for raising children. Some stores are expensive. Because of proximity to Birmingham, people come to and through Homewood so traffic in some areas is congested and robbery is on the rise.
I recently relocated to Homewood in February of this year and my experience thus far has been satisfactory. I love the fact that convenient stores, grocery stores, shopping malls and healthcare facilities are all located within 15 to 20 minutes from me. I also can appreciate the easy access to the interstate.