Birmingham’s Historic Southside
Obviously one of mine favorite areas of Birmingham is The Five Points Area in Southside that is just south of downtown. Southside is a lively and exciting community that encompasses the University of Alabama at Birmingham and blocks teeming with upscale restaurants and boutiques, and of course I love browsing the shoppes. Southside also is the home of Birmingham’s liveliest entertainment district.
Also in Five Points South you will find some historical and architecturally interesting churches including St. Mary’s, Southside Baptist, and the Highlands Methodist Church, they are breathtakingly beautiful to say the least.
Just outside of the Five Points business district you will find residential areas developed in the early 20th Century that have truly blossomed over the last few decades. Southside is one of most culturally diverse areas of the city in part due to its location near the University of Alabama Birmingham and the Medical District.
While many moderately priced homes that have benefited from recent upgrades tightly surround the business district, more upscale homes and even mansions can be found in the adjacent Red Mountain neighborhoods and all of the residents in the nearby neighborhoods enjoy and share the amenities of the Southside urban community.
Southside Directions and Map
To explore the various neighborhoods and their locations around Southside visit our Southside Neighborhood Map and view our Southside Homes for Sale Map for detailed locations of each current Southside listing.
For custom directions to Southside and Five Points from your location, simply click the map marker below to generate and print them out for your convenience.