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Vestavia Hills is a suburb of Birmingham with a population of 34,003. Vestavia Hills is in Jefferson County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Vestavia Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Vestavia Hills and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vestavia Hills are highly rated.
About Vestavia Hills...
Population
34,003

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$360,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,047
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Vestavia Hills Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    3
    41
  • Robbery
    9
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152
    500
  • Theft
    983
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
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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Vestavia Hills Reviews

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It's my hometown! I love it because there is a small-town atmosphere but it's also close to a larger city with plenty of good music, sports and entertainment.
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Most of my neighbors are friendly, but many are snobbish. We live near Central Elementary School, and late at night, many cars drive down to the school. We have called the police and they don't do anything about it. We have had multiple instances where armed men have been chased by the police through the woods behind our house. There is also a coyote problem. It is nice that we are fairly centralized.
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!