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  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Mountain Brook is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 20,438. 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
20,438

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$578,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,225
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
C+
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
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    45%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    2%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Mountain Brook

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$132,825
National
$55,322
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Mountain Brook Reviews

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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!
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Love it! It has been a great community to grow up in, especially living in Crestline. As a kid growing up, I was able to spend most of my time playing in the neighborhood with neighborhood friends. The schools and teachers are exceptional. I am fortunate to have been able to attend a school that strives to prepare you for college. Mountain Brook is a great place to raise your family!
Mountain brook is fine, its very good for raising little kids and knowing they will be safe in a nice little community, but as you get older it can sometimes feel like theres nothing left to do, so usually its fun to go down to downtown Birmingham and hang out. I will always love Mountain brook because its small and you don't have to worry about going too far to the grocery store or anywhere really. You basically have everything you need there. The only thing I would say is, if your looking for somewhere were a ton of partying is going on and lots of action but somewhere close to there, I would say try Buckhead Atlanta, only about 2 hours away. But in my opinion mountain brook is a great community with the cutest houses and the nicest people.