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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Montevallo is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 6,654. Montevallo is in Shelby County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Montevallo offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montevallo there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Montevallo and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Montevallo are highly rated.
About Montevallo...
Population
6,654

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$155,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Montevallo 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
    176.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    14.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    441.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,678.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    147.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Montevallo

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,720
National
$55,322
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Montevallo is a home away from home. It is a quaint and cunning small town. I adore the historic aspects of the college and the community as well as how it is old-fashioned with a modern twist. Montevallo is known as the most liberal town in Alabama because it is home to the only Liberal Arts college in Alabama. While maintaining an eco-friendly and diverse community, it also maintains the safety and health of its residents. I absolutely love Montevallo!
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Montevallo is such a lovely, charming town! There are so many things for the youth, and it is one of the few cities in the state of Alabama that has a junior city council with a junior mayor! The elementary, middle, and high school are withing walking distance of each other and the University of Montevallo. There are even nature trails from one school to the next! Everyone is friendly and welcoming in the community, even toward newcomers like me. There's no where I'd rather be!
I was very fortunate to be blessed to build a new home in the city of Montevallo. I closed on the home on December of 2019. My first impression of Montevallo was that is a nice little quaint town. I thoroughly enjoy living here. It is quite refreshing to walk down the street and have neighbors to wave and speak. If I were to be selfish, I would want to have a few more roads to access places around the city. I would also widen the roads that are here expanding them from two lanes to four lanes or even six lanes at some points.