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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$827
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Montgomery Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    338
    283
  • Murder
    15
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    224
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,149
    500
  • Theft
    2,918
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    437
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,440
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

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Love Montgomery! Although I've lived in several other cities in the US, I'm a Montgomery native and came back home for a reason. Downtown is experiencing a huge revitalization that is now spreading to Five Points/Cottage Hill and Cap Heights. For the naysayers who claim there's nothing to do, several new businesses -- including an escape game/virtual reality destination -- have opened. However, I wonder whether the naysayers actually visit and support these new businesses. Transplants and young professionals have introduced new events and festivals, including the state's first taco festival, Taco Libre (Birmingham now copied).
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My experience with Montgomery, AL with overall has been amazing. I am currently a young adult college student, so I am learning and experiencing new things literally every week, not always school related by the way. Montgomery is place where if you aren’t willing to be productive then more than likely you will be bored or find yourself unamused. For the most part the majority of people I’ve come across are genuinely great, caring people. Montgomery has a LOT of networking opportunities to offer does matter who you are, what you look like. I’d say if you aren’t an innovative, creative thinker Montgomery could be a boring place for you in general, especially for those coming from bigger cities. Like any other city Montgomery does have its less lively areas. But I will end this off with Montgomery is definitely something to experience.
Montgomery is a diverse area, located in Central Alabama, convenient to Birmingham, Atlanta and the Florida coast. Montgomery has a little of everything for everyone! Foodies will find plenty of excellent dining choices, and those interested in the Arts will love the Shakespeare Festival. The Zoo rivals most of those in larger metropolitan areas, and it is convenient to music and entertainment provided by some of the larger cities in the South.