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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    D+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
East Lake is a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama with a population of 3,336. East Lake is in Jefferson County. Living in East Lake offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of East Lake tend to be liberal.
About East Lake...
Population
3,336

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,959
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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East Lake Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,459
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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East Lake Reviews

3 reviews
Well eastlake is a urban neighborhood surrounded by small black businesses. However, the area is small close netted, so most individuals know each others from school or work. Moreover, school and other eateries are within walking distance. Attractions includes; park and lake, pubic library, grocer, and 1st ave cultural district. Historical context, original and former site of Samford university(Birmingham homewood ) which was then, Howard University. Banks School known for its Jet that flew in ww3 was a gift to school and used as mascot for school.
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The street that I live on is very quiet and has an equal mixture of cultures. However the overall neighborhood is not a great neighborhood. There is constant shootings and I am afraid to stop an any gas station or stores in the neighborhood.
It's a decent neighborhood depending on what part of the area you stay in. My mom chose a quite street with great neighbors, I can't complain.