Homewood is in southeastern Jefferson County, located on the other side of Red Mountain. Its geographical location is at 33°28′6″N 86°48′29″W (33.468306, -86.808146). It has its own thriving suburban community which includes everything necessary for residents’ day-to-day living needs: Shopping Malls & Shops, Restaurants, and Cafes galore. It is definitely one of the most convenient places in Birmingham and in Alabama.
It’s close to the Vestavia Hills neighborhood too which is another growing community.
For many families and young professionals, living in Homewood is the best choice. Residents tend to have moderate political views that fit well with their community-oriented lifestyles; public schools are highly rated by parents for this reason too.
It is home to Red Mountain Park, with a network of hiking and mountain biking trails that lead you through the surrounding mountainous terrain. Not only does this place offer scenic views from its many panoramic points but there are also zip-line courses as well as rock climbing towers available for visitors.
The initial settlers here eventually became known as “Homewood” arrived here during the early 1800s. The population of Homewood had not grown significantly until Birmingham suffered a major cholera epidemic in 1873. Thereafter, with an influx of new settlers and business owners came the opportunity for growth. While the increase in population during the 1940s prompted a doubling of both police and fire departments.
Popular spots in Homewood:
Birmingham Zoo is housing over 230 species from six continents. It has been set up to house large animals like African Lions in captivity and give them an opportunity for survival unlike what they would get on their own outside. It also allows you to be able to see these magnificent creatures up close without having too much trouble with fences or any other obstacles that may exist when looking at wild populations.
Red Mountain Park
Red Mountain is an integral part of Birmingham, once providing iron ore for the furnaces and factories that created an industry in the city.
The Mountain is a 1500-acre stretch of land with many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also home to one of the largest urban parks in the region, offering hiking trails and other activities that are perfect when you’re looking to get some fresh air or go on an adventure.
Vulcan Park and Museum
Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham, Alabama is a great place to take the kids or go on a walk. The summit has one of our country’s most iconic statues-Vulcan from ancient Rome. At 56 feet tall with his hands outstretched as if he were protecting the city from danger. This sculpture represents the iron industry.
If you’re looking for a great spot to take pictures and get some exercise while enjoying the views of Alabama’s countryside, then check out Vulcan Park. This observation tower is perfect because not only can you see the cityscape but also miles upon miles of greenish view.
It also has a museum about town life back when Birmingham was still young. If history is something that fascinates you, then you’ll surely appreciate this.
Birmingham Botanical Garden
Birmingham Botanical Garden is a great place for both children and adults to enjoy. If you’re looking to spend your time at the zoo, then head on over next door into Birmingham Botanical Gardens too.
There’s something for everyone to see and appreciate in these lush green landscapes. For those who love plants or flowers more than animals, Birmingham has it all with its Tropical Glasshouse dating back from the mid-late 1800s which houses banana trees, cocoa plant flamingo flowers on display among other things.