As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s historic Brownville community. Although this area is mostly residential, it played an essential role in Birmingham’s booming mining industry which is why we’re dubbed “The Magic City”. Keep reading to learn more.Continue reading “4 things to know about Brownville, including Birmingham’s mining origins”
Dr. Anthony C. Hood, a UAB director and professor of Civic Innovation at the Collat School of Business is on a mission. He wants YOU to be his neighbor.Continue reading “UAB prof and Bush Hills neighborhood champion Anthony C. Hood wants you to be his neighbor”
East Birmingham is home to some hidden gems you’re going to want to check out. It’s a great place to start if you’re in the mood to go thrifting, mural hunting, or even checking out over 40 airplanes parked at the Birmingham airport. Keep reading to learn more.Continue reading “5 things to know about East Birmingham, including murals + an amazing scene at the BHM airport”
As a part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re shining a spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community. Keep reading to learn more about this historic area including Bethel House, A.H. Parker High School and gearing up for The World Games 2021.Continue reading “A spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community—where history hides in plain sight”
Pratt City—where I barely passed my driver’s test at the DMV and a neighborhood with perseverance. After the April 2011 tornadoes, the community was heavily affected but continues to make strides into the new decade. Keep reading to learn about Pratt’s hidden gems.Continue reading “5 things you probably didn’t know about Birmingham’s Pratt City”
Yesterday, we lost an icon I know many of us admired and adored. Kobe Bryant will always be known as one of the greatest basketball players—and he’ll also be remembered as a mentor, philanthropist, and father. Sometimes words just can’t explain your condolences and we are all left speechless.Continue reading “Birmingham remembers Kobe Bryant”
The Airport Hills is a heavily residential area that’s home to over 5,000 people. For all you aviation fans, this community has great, unobstructed views of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s runways. Thanks to the city’s BIG Partnership initiative centered around the airport, Airport Hills is going to see major growth in the near future.Continue reading “4 things to know about Birmingham’s Airport Hills community”
West End holds remnants of Birmingham’s history from before Birmingham was even a city. This neighborhood is where the magic all started and where it continues to shine! Let’s take a walk through the historic West End community.Continue reading “7 Things to Know and Love About Birmingham’s West End”
Come summer of 2021, The World Games will have Five Points West—along with the entire City of Birmingham—bustling with athletes from around the globe!
This neighborhood with a rich history has uplifting community leaders that are continuously enriching the area. Keep reading to see what makes Five Points West so unique to Birmingham.
East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.Continue reading “7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek”
East Lake is one of those parts of town you might not get to much if you don’t live over there. And, it’s home to some happenin’ spots you’re gonna want to check out.Continue reading “8 things to love about Birmingham’s East Lake community, including a killer sunset spot”
Once upon a time, the Ensley community was a vibrant steel town in its own right. Now, a group called “Ensley Alive” is working to breathe new life into this once-vibrant part of town, celebrating both the past, present and future of the place they call home.Continue reading “Birmingham’s Ensley community is alive, y’all. Why you should check it out.”
It’s fair to say that most folks who’ve spent any time in Birmingham have probably spent some time in Southside. Whether it’s restaurants and bars you’re after, religious institutions brimming with history or sports or parks you’re looking for, Birmingham’s Southside community has all this and more.Continue reading “8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party”
Birmingham’s Crestline community is made up of two of the city’s 99 neighborhoods. If you don’t know someone who lives here, you might have been for the area’s “hidden park” or a couple of tasty restaurants in a little shopping strip off Hagood.
We took a look around to see what you might like to know about this tucked-away corner of the city.Continue reading “9 things we love about Birmingham’s Crestline community, including Hidden Park”
If you haven’t been to Woodlawn for a while, you’ve been missing out. This area is hopping, with an infusion of creativity and energy everywhere you turn.