Mountain Brook, AL - Lewis & Feldman
Mountain Brook is a suburb of Birmingham in the southeastern section of Jefferson County. It is located in the Shades Valley area of Red Mountain. It was incorporated into the city in 1942 and is considered to be one of the state’s most affluent towns.
Mountain Brook was established in the 1920s by real estate developer Robert Jemison, Jr. The town was formerly known as Mountain Brook Estates and Mountain Brook City. Jemison developed the area along the Shades Valley section of Red Mountain. His vision was to build large, estate-style homes with picturesque settings that preserve the natural landscape.
Landscape architect Warren H. Manning designed Mountain Brook with three villages throughout the landscape: Mountain Brook Village, Crestline Village and English Village. Each community has scenic winding roads with many of the original trees still preserved. Around 92% of Mountain Brook is covered by trees, one of the highest percentages in the country.
Mountain Brook is home to the country’s first business park. It was constructed in 1955 and featured new concepts such as free parking, landscaped grounds and low-profile offices.
The current population of Mountain Brook is 20,438 with the median age of 40.
Married with Children 47.2%
Single with Children 3.2%
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Mountain Brook is 168 on the cost of living scale which is higher than the national average of 100.
Mountain Brook has an unemployment rate of 3.7% compared to the national rate of 3.9%.
The median salary is $130,259 and the average home price is $661,900.
The public schools in Mountain Brook are managed by Mountain Brook Schools.
Brookwood Forest Elementary School
Cherokee Bend Elementary School
Crestline Elementary School
Mountain Brook Elementary
Mountain Brook Junior High School
Mountain Brook High School
Private Schools in Mountain Brook
The Altamont School
Saint Rose Academy
N.E. Miles Jewish Day School
St. Francis Xavier School
Mountain Brook is within driving distance of many surrounding major colleges. These include: The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Alabama, Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College and Miles Law School, and Southeastern Bible College.
Jefferson State Community and Lawson State Community College are community colleges within the vicinity of Mountain Brook.
Mountain Brook is comprised of three “villages”: English Village, Crestline Village and Mountain Brook Village. Each community has a small-town feel with local shops, restaurants and homes on large lots complete with forest-style settings. Residential neighborhoods within these villages include: Cherokee Bend, Brookwood Forest, Overton and Crestline.
The average commute for Mountain Brook is 16 minutes. Mountain Brook borders Interstate 459 which allows for easy access to Birmingham. Other roads in close proximity are Interstates 20, 65 and 59.
Many community events and activities are held in Mountain Brook throughout the year. During Christmastime, Mountain Brook Village hosts a Christmas parade. A holiday art show featuring local artists is put on by the Mountain Brook Art Association. The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce organizes open houses each holiday season where local merchants extend their hours and offer hors d’oeuvres for guests.
Shades Creek Fest is an annual event in April that coincides with Arbor Day. The event places emphasis on conservation and features nature and fly fishing demonstrations.
The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce hosts a community Easter Egg Roll at the Emmet O’Neal Library.
Every March, The Exceptional Foundation hosts a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser. Proceeds help fund the organizations whose mission is to help those of all ages with special needs.