The city of Vestavia Hills, Alabama is situated in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Vestavia Hills is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets tend to be calm - although there are still several noisier sections, especially around Interstate 459 or Interstate 65. Green spaces aren't well-situated, which makes it very difficult to access them.
In Vestavia Hills, about two thirds of buildings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This part of the Birmingham metropolitan area is primarily composed of three bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Home owners occupy roughly three quarters of the properties in Vestavia Hills while the remainder are rented. The average year of construction for dwellings in this city is 1982.
There are only a few high schools and primary schools in this city and consequently they can be a rather long walk away. Residents have the choice between public and private elementary schools. Regarding food, a portion of home buyers in Vestavia Hills may be able to buy groceries by walking in one of about 20 stores, while others will need a vehicle. There are also a few options for those who appreciate restaurants and cafes within walking distance.
A car is a great medium of transportation in this part of the Birmingham metropolitan area. It is especially convenient to come across a parking spot, and it is a rather short drive to the nearest highway, such as Interstate 65, from any home in Vestavia Hills. However, this city is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines. A majority of the homes for sale in this city are located in areas that are not very suitable for walking since very few common errands can be run on foot.