B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$814
National
$928
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
    290
    0
  • Murder
    17
    0
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    196
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,176
    1
  • Theft
    2,651
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    372
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,927
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Montgomery Reviews

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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.
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My experience here in Montgomery Alabama was a very unique experience, I've learned a lot about history African American history to be exact. I've learned different historical sites that I didn't know existed and I learned about a large variety of colleges and Alabama that exists. Alabama is different in so many ways one that I experience is there hospitality how they speak and smile and everyone also how your neighbors are very helpful and considering how they serve one another and look out for each other. What I like the most about Alabama is the diversity and how they are a family-oriented state a Bible Belt state at that and majority of everybody love Christ. Alabama offers a wide variety of job opportunities and they help you build a future for your family.
Montgomery AL. Terrible city for Young Professionals to live.
Pros: Lots of history!, has lots of outdoor activities locally and within an hour, they are trying to make it better, and there is an Air Force Base in the city that brings money to the local area.
Cons: Terrible for young professionals (23-30). Birmingham has 212k people vs the 200k people in Montgomery. However Birmingham has a much better kept city and downtown area. Additionally there are so few activities for young professionals especially along the lines of intramural sports in the local area.