Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingB-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 25,595. Homewood is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Homewood offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Homewood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Homewood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Homewood are highly rated.
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Working in Homewood
My experience at Homewood has been nothing but the best! I was raised in Homewood and went to Homewood City Schools for the majority of my life. The teachers at Homewood want nothing but the best for their students. They go the long mile to provide an environment of learning that enables students to be individuals of their own. Homewood is a family oriented community. They strive to do their best to keep the community going. The community has fundraisers, events, and foundations to give back to the city. As a senior in college finishing up my last semester, I appreciate the people who have raised and helped me achieve my overall success!
It's basically Suburbia/Pleasantville. Good for raising kids and very close to Birmingham, but also quite conservative and known for hiding any corruption within its systems, especially at the schools. More diverse than surrounding neighborhoods like Mountain Brook and has a lot of great restaurants and shopping options, however, it's still expensive and clearly gentrified. I'm glad to be privileged enough to spend my childhood here, but after college, I'm never living here again.
Right after college I lived in the Mayfair apartments in Homewood, Alabama. I love the convenience of being able to get to I-459 to Hoover, down 280 to the Summit, or I-65 to go north to home. It is a great central location! I always felt safe in my apartment, and I felt comfortable walking in the neighborhood and going to the gym. The local shops and restaurants are amazing!