A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$346,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%

Vestavia Hills 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
    50
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    23
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211
    500
  • Theft
    854
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,178
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    31%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I have lived in Vestavia Hills since I was a kid, and I wouldn't have it any other way! Vestavia is a great city that is full of a large variety of shops and restaurants, and there is always something for the kids to do. Also, Vestavia police are extremely kind while still knowing how to enforce the rules, and the school systems couldn't be better!
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The city is beautiful and it is right next to Birmingham which is going through basically a reboot. The culture is not very diverse on the surface, but once the bad people are weeded through you will find an amazing community. There are times through the year where the whole town comes together at the high school and it is an amazing experience.
I have lived in Vestavia for the past 18 years. Vestavia has been a great neighborhood to grow up in. The community is wonderful and the schools are exceptional. Vestavia is centrally located near lots of shops and restaurants. Very safe neighborhood with a great police force and fire department.