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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  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+
Montgomery is a city in Alabama with a population of 200,761. Montgomery is in Montgomery County. Living in Montgomery offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montgomery there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Montgomery and residents tend to be liberal.
About Montgomery...
Population
200,761

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Montgomery Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    422.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    173.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,069.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,926.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    423.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    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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Hello to the future residents of Montgomery. I have a question that needs to be answered. Why is it that as a resident, I am held to the highest level of accountability for the laws, that the Law-Enforcement breaks each and every day? Sound strange, doesn't it? But let me explain, Montgomery is the place where, Law Enforcement, Politicians and Judges, pretty much everyone with a title or a badge is not held accountable for their actions. Typically, when you are moving you only hear the good things about a place or the terrible things. You never hear about the things that really count, the things that are important to an average family. So here you go. If you're looking for a place to come and live that politicians, for the most part, are only title holders. Or a place where education comes in 5th place. Or maybe we're your job history is downplayed because of who you know and not what you know.
Montgomery is attempting to expand its cultural and family friendly experiences, however much needs to be done to clean up the crime ridden areas and improve overall safety. School system is horrendous. One really needs to assess their education opportunities before considering Montgomery their home. Private schools are excellent but expensive. Magnet schools are excellent but full. Public/ non magnet schools are horrendous despite excellent faculty.