Glen Iris is a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama with a population of 20,773. Glen Iris is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Glen Iris offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Glen Iris there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Glen Iris and residents tend to be liberal.
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Glen Iris Reviews
I love this neighborhood. It's grittier than Homewood or other over-the-mountain towns, but if you value diversity, proximity to downtown, and affordable housing, then it's a winner. There are a lot students and UAB faculty and staff in the neighborhood. You have to keep an eye out--leaving your car door unlocked isn't a good idea, nor is leaving items of value out on your porch. But that's urban living for you! Having lived in Boston, I find Glen Iris reminds me of living in a "real" city--I can walk to some things, I see all kinds of people, my neighbors are friendly. Housing in the neighborhood is also appreciating as UAB grows, so now is a good time to get in.
The area is not the safest to be in. However, it is in close proximity to where I work and go to school. It is close to downtown without always dealing with downtown traffic. Overall, Birmingham is better than a lot of areas. Unfortunately, over the years the crime rates have increased.
The crime is quickly getting worse. However, I have seen the police patrolling more frequently.