West End is part of metropolitan Birmingham that is home to about 15,600 people who work in services, administrative and retail professions. In your hunt for a new place, be sure to keep your options open and have a look at the apartments available for rent in neighboring Riley and Southwest.
Living, Demographics and Costs
While figuring out what area and apartment are best for you, keep in mind that relative to other Birmingham metro areas, West End can be more expensive. The difference in annual household spending ($40.4K/year for West End versus $34.2K/year for Riley) illustrates the general cost of living in each area.
The neighborhoods of West End and Riley are identical for the percentage of households that have children, 33%, and similar by the average number of people per household, 2.47 and 2.29, respectively.
At $44.6K, the average income level in West End is significantly higher than that of Riley's, which stands at $33.9K.
Amenities Around the Apartments for Rent
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. Princeton Ave. SW has nearly a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is 3rd Ave. W. Apartment Guide helps you feel good about that year-long lease. Find exactly what you're looking for in West End with our apartment finder tool.
Treat yourself to dinner in your own neighborhood at Wall Street Deli. On top of that, chain and franchise restaurants like Church's Chicken and Subway are to be found in the neighborhood.
Head to Rickwood Field and unwind with some fresh air.
Peruse the Yelp page and uncover even more West End spots where you can relax with good food and great company.
West End is home to a few different grocery stores, such as In & Out and Sheba Food. These stores are located on Tuscaloosa Ave. SW. On top of that, for household-name grocery stores, there's Piggly Wiggly on Tuscaloosa Ave. SW.
Jazzy Boutique & Gifts and House Of Dreams are only a few of the many retailers located in West End. Banana Boat is another retailer located in the area.
Nearby School Information
Schools near the apartments in West End are West End High School, Arrington Middle School and Bethel Baptist Church Child Development. In most areas, the listed addresses of the apartments for rent you are interested in will likely determine what schools your children will be able to attend. Talk with local district administrators or representatives for confirmation.
A middle school in the Birmingham City district, Arrington Middle School has a low student-teacher ratio of 12-to-1.
Birmingham City district has 29 elementary schools, 21 middle schools and 15 high schools. Birmingham City district has a lower student-teacher ratio and smaller student-body size than Homewood City district. Birmingham City district has a higher Great Schools score and more blue ribbon schools than the Homewood City district.