20 Safest Cities in Alabama: Safest Places to Live in AL


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Mountain Brook is located in Jefferson County, Alabama. The city spans approximately 12 square miles.  It is a residential community with about 98% of its land area developed for residential uses.  There are five distinct shopping villages in the City (Cahaba Village, Crestline Village, English Village, Mountain Brook Village, and Overton Village).  The City has its own school system which includes four elementary schools, a junior high (7-9) and a high school (10-12).  The school system is recognized as one of the top systems in the state and ranks high nationally as well.  The City employs approximately 200 people.  City services include:  police, fire, street and sanitation, parks and recreation, and a library.  The police force has 53 sworn officers and the crime rate is routinely among the lowest in the metropolitan area.  The fire department operates three fire stations which are staffed with 62 personnel.  The fire department maintains an ISO class rating of 2, among the highest in the state.

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