5 ways to explore Highland Park + WIN a $250 gift card to Freddy’s Wine Bar

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Take a tour around Highland Park, including a stop at Bottega. Photo via Bham Now.

Highland Park is the place to be, with lots of greenery and historic charm. Plus, it has plenty of cool restaurants, bars and entertainment options, so you always have something to do. Keep reading to learn more about the neighborhood, how you can live there at Highland Towers, and how you can win a $250 gift card from Freddy’s Wine Bar.

1. Grab lunch with friends at EATS Highland in Highland Park

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EATS Highland is a great lunch spot. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

EATS Highland is a must-visit spot as you walk about Highland Park. Led by Chef Wendy Cruse, EATS Highland serves up amazing Southern-fusion cooking, from Cuban sandwiches to classic fried green tomatoes. With a great menu and casual feel, it’s perfect for a lunch out with your pals.

Plus, it’s easy to find with the iconic bright yellow awning.

  • Location: 2608 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11AM-2PM, Saturday, 11AM-3PM

2. Hang out at Caldwell Park

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Go for a stroll in Caldwell Park. Photos via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Take a midday break to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air at nearby Caldwell Park. It’s only a five-minute walk from the front door of Highland Towers, an apartment with easy access to everything in Highland Park. Caldwell Park is the go-to option for residents for a quick run, walk or just a change of scenery.

Since Highland Towers is pet-friendly, Caldwell Park’s proximity makes it perfect for taking Fido (or Biscuit, Larry or whatever your dog’s name is) out for their daily exercise.

3. Get dinner at Bottega

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Stoll down the street to Bottega. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Looking for something a little upscale for dinner after a day at Highland Park? Bottega is your place to go. Bottega offers a refined menu that blends Italian classics with Southern flavors.

Want to live within walking distance of Bottega? Schedule your visit to Highland Towers today.

4. Have a night out at Freddy’s Wine Bar

Enjoy a drink just a few feet from Highland Towers. Photos via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

A wine bar located in the same building as your new apartment. Need I say more?

Freddy’s Wine Bar shares an address with Highland Towers, and many residents visit the outdoor patio for after work drinks (and some perch there to sip coffee and work in the mornings before it opens).

Keep reading to learn how to win $250 to spend at Freddy’s, from tapas to wine cocktails.

  • Location: 2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4-10PM, Friday-Saturday, 4-11PM

5. Live in the heart of Highland Park at Highland Towers

  • Sitting area in Highland Towers apartment.

The interiors are as cute as they are historic. Photos via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Located in Highland Park, historic Highland Towers is a neighborhood landmark and the first thing you’ll see as you enter the neighborhood. It was built in 1947 and first opened its doors to residents in 1951. To this day, it keeps a cool, mid-century modern style that delights residents.

The apartment building is within walking distance of lots of great eateries and entertainment options, and it’s just a short drive (or leisurely walk) to the heart of downtown Birmingham. Plus, its views of Highland Park, downtown and Red Mountain are second to none. Who doesn’t want a room with a view?

Here are just a few of the amenities you’ll find at Highland Towers:

  • Studio and one-bedroom apartments
  • Hardwood floors
  • Large windows in every unit
  • Pet friendly

Find Highland Towers at 2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205.

What are you waiting for?

Walk into your new home at Highland Towers today. Photos via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Highland Towers is an easy choice for anyone looking to live in one of the coolest and most-connected neighborhoods in Birmingham. You can live in the heart of it all, with everything you need within walking distance of your front door.

With lush greenery and pretty houses lining the main street, Highland Park gives you an at-home feel from the minute you walk by.

Enter to win a $250 gift card to Freddy’s Wine Bar, located on the floor of Highland Towers, on our Facebook (@BhamNow). Follow us and Highland Towers (@MyHighlandTowers) and tag a friend in the comments to enter to win. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, July 7.

No really, what are you waiting for? Schedule your visit with Highland Towers today.

Learn more about Highland Towers on their website and on Facebook.

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