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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 25,678. 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.
About Homewood...
Population
25,678

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$319,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,025
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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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
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    129.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    137.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    540.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,938.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    266.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Homewood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,494
National
$55,322
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Homewood Reviews

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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!
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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!
I like the Downtown Homewood area! It has fun places to eat and shop. Homewood also hosts an annual "We Love Homewood Day", that has a parade, a 5K run, and festival in the park. The schools are #2 in the state of Alabama. One thing I would like to see is more cultural and racial diversity.