Alabaster

59 reviews
  1. Suburb of Birmingham, AL
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Suburb of
Birmingham

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    29
    37
  • Robbery
    35
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215
    575
  • Theft
    1,666
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,173
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

59 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I've lived here my entire life, but I've loved it! We have a great school system that's about to get even better because a new high school is being built. There's a lot of things to do close by. There's malls and restaurants and shops. There's a lot of park options and other fun activity places to go to. It is definitely a safe area. Overall it is improving and developing even more every day.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
This community is close and active, hosting several events, City Hall at the hub of it all, that both enrich and cherish community members. One of the most successful and unique traditions in Alabaster is the Farmer's Market on the greens of the City Hall grounds. It has served as a great mixer for citizens, as well as opened the community's eyes to the healthy benefits of homegrown lifestyle. Mayor Handlon extends a warm welcome to all, serving as both a strong and friendly example of the type of citizen all should strive to be.
  • Current Resident
  • 15 days ago
Alabaster is a small town with some bigger town amenities. Shopping is convenient. Traffic is manageable and it's close to Birmingham with lots of restaurants and entertainment. Maple Ridge Subdivision has large lots and trees are valued. The people are friendly and enjoy helping each other out at any time. Love it!
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago