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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Mountain Brook is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 20,466. Mountain Brook is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Mountain Brook offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mountain Brook there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Mountain Brook and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mountain Brook are highly rated.
About Mountain Brook...
Population
20,466

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$602,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,281
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Mountain Brook 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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    230.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    859
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    46%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    3%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Mountain Brook

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$143,221
National
$55,322
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Mountain Brook Reviews

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It's a great place to raise your children in an all white area with absolutely NO diversity. There is a strong sense on entitlement from residents and neighbors. There are some very nice people; unfortunately, those who believe they are above all others ruin the beauty of the Village. It's definitely a keeping up with the Jones' area in Alabama. Property taxes are still reasonable and public services are outstanding. I simply can not get over the lack and the LACK OF DESIRE to have more diversity. The pretentiousness of the women there is absolutely absurd. Again, it's a beautiful area, but at the end of the day; it's nothing more than a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. It's not New York or LA, no matter how much they want it to be, it's ALABAMA.
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Everyone in Mountain Brook is very friendly and the education is amazing. There are so many opportunities to stay active in the community. My only complaints are that there is a lack of diversity and the lack of street lights. For all of the young drivers out there, it makes it difficult once it gets dark out. Other than that, Mountain Brook is amazing. I could not have asked for a better place to live!
My children received a very high quality public education in the Mountain Brook school system, and both were very prepared for their freshman year in college. Our school system sometimes suffers in surveys like these due to the lack of demographic diversity in our neighborhood. However, the test scores and overall academic performance are usually at the top for public school systems across the state.