Red Bay 63 Average
Red Bay Livability #154 ranked city in Alabama#14,620 ranked city in the USARanks better than 50% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Red Bay

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Health & Safety

    Good air quality as well as nearby health facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fire and police stations all contribute to a higher than average health and safety score.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Employment

    In the employment category, a low score could be attributed to low income levels and high unemployment in the area, suggesting potential difficulties in finding lucrative employment.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Red Bay?

Red Bay, Alabama is a small-sized city with a population of 3,125 people. The majority of Red Bay residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If you're not a fan of traffic congestion and long commute times to work, Red Bay is the place to be. Commutes to work here are shorter, with an average one-way commute time taking only 18 minutes, significantly lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in Red Bay can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Alabama, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, health & safety, you can easily compare the best places to live in Red Bay and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Red Bay to Alabama and the national average.

Red Bay, AL receives 61 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #147 in Alabama and #15,347 in the USA. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Red Bay ranks well for crime (B). Regrettably for Red Bay, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: amenities (F), education (D) and employment (F).

In today's ever-changing economic climate, pursuing a cost-effective lifestyle takes on heightened importance, particularly with the continual increase in prices for everyday necessities. When living in Red Bay, residents are privileged to experience a cost of living that stands 25.12% below the national average. This advantageous position has a far-reaching impact, spanning a wide array of expenditures, encompassing not just goods and services, but also housing, groceries, and transportation costs. As a result, this area emerges as a central hub where your financial resources yield greater value, allowing for the maintenance of an economically sustainable lifestyle. This affordability holds exceptional significance in an era characterized by mounting expenses, making Red Bay an attractive destination for individuals seeking financial prudence without compromising their quality of life.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Red Bay is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Red Bay come in at $75,900, which is 40.9% lower than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Red Bay, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 6.9% lower than the Alabama average.

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      Red Bay transportation information

      Statistic Red Bay Alabama National
      Average one way commute18min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.8%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.1%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.3%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.5%2.9%4.6%
      Source: The Red Bay, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).