Historic Crestwood, Highland Park, Forest Park and Redmont Park are popular urban neighborhoods on the cityâ€™s Southside. The neighborhoods were developed in the early 1900's but have really flourished in the last twenty years as many professionals have relocated there and renovations are plentiful. Redmont Park in particular has some of Birminghamâ€™s finest homes with gorgeous views from Red Mountain.
Homewood is easily Birmingham's coolest and most walkable suburb with its Soho Square and pedestrian-friendly downtown. Made up of many well-maintained bungalows thank to the efforts of young families renovating vast tracts of forgettable houses into beautiful tidy wooded neighborhoods. Also be sure to check out the interesting up-scale neighborhoods of Hollywood and Mayfair.
The Altadena, Heatherwood, and Meadowbrook developments cross the Birmingham, Vestavia Hills, and Hoover city limits so school system choice plays a role has you explore the various options within these communities. The the Altadena Golf Club and Heather Lake locations within the housing zone may also play an important role in your selection. Indian Springs Village is also situated in the center of these neighborhoods.
Hoover is the largest suburb of Birmingham, with the stateâ€™s third highest rated school system. It is also the area's shopping mecca, and home of Alabama's largest indoor shopping mall, The Riverchase Galleria. One of the more popular neighborhoods within Hoover is Riverchase Country Club and is a must see along with Trace Crossings and Lake Crest.
Ross Bridge was named the best community in America by the National Association of Home Builders in 2010. Composed of a number of distinct neighborhoods, village center, resort / spa, and its crown jewel a Robert Trent Jones golf course how can one go wrong? Also visit the developer's nearby community; The Preserve, just a short dive east.
The Helena / Pelham, Al area of greater Birmingham was recently voted the "Best Place to Live in Alabama", thus if you are exploring the area don't leave it unnoticed . Moreover if you are following our golf theme don't forget about the Ballantrae Golf Club named as one of the best new public courses and one of the top 50 courses for women by Golf Digest.
The New Birmingham Operation has been successful in rescuing hundreds of vacant downtown buildings in recent years. Several hundred residential lofts have been constructed and these new urban pioneer residents will be the inspiration of revitalization. The Downtown Loft District, Liv On Fifth Condominiums, and Watts Tower are prime examples of this endevor.
Historic Mountain Brook was established in 1929 and its stately tree growth bears this out. The city's school district is rated the highest in the state, and Mountain Brook residents unquestionably make up a large number of Birminghamâ€™s movers and shakers. Several neighborhoods dot its borders including Crestline and Mountain Brook estates
Vestavia Hills, one of Birminghamâ€™s most popular suburbs also has the second highest rated school system in the state. The city has been successful in preserving the natural environment along the Cahaba River. While the Liberty Park neighborhood sets a local standard for luxury homes, Pumphouse Village, and Miller Hill are also worthy of a personal visit.
Southeast of the city center along the 280 corridor lies the Greystone and Shoal Creek Country Clubs. Shoal Creek being the most widely known has hosted of two PGA championships. A multitude of golfing oriented neighborhoods have been built and the surrounding housing development is large. Be sure to check out Greystone Legacy, Greystone Hoover, and Shoal Creek.
Highland Lakes, is a very large gated community located in the rolling Appalachian foothills south of the city. Covering nearly 1700 acres you will find lakes, parks, walking trails, and plenty of friendly neighbors. This distinctive residential community leverages the environment and mountain surroundings, to offer residents a small town feel, while providing modern amenities and incredible homes!
Chelsea Park is one Birmingham's fastest growing master planned communities and with a variety of home plans Chelsea Park makes living in a master-planned community an attainable goal across a range of budgets. Amenities like lakes, parks, and walking trails abound within 8-9 different neighborhoods. For a real treat also be sure to check out nearby and neo-traditionally designed Mt Laurel.