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.
Could the MLB be one step closer to building a brand new youth academy at George Ward Park? We think so. The Birmingham City Council approved an agreement that would allow the Major League Baseball Youth Development Foundation to bring their youth baseball and softball academy to Birmingham.Continue reading “Birmingham City Council approves potential MLB youth academy at George Ward Park”
Chances are, you didn’t know Birmingham’s Cahaba Community was a thing. It’s made up of one neighborhood: an old coal-mining area called Overton. Once you finish reading, you’re going to want to visit because there’s a lot going on.Continue reading “9 things to know and love about Birmingham’s Cahaba Community, including Lake Purdy”
If you’ve never ventured into the part of Birmingham that lies between Village Creek and Five Mile Creek, north of Norwood, we’ve got a treat for you today. We’ve done some homework so we can share with you about some of the treasures of this part of town. A little off the beaten path, the North Birmingham community has played a key part in our city’s history.
For those of you who are following along, this is the fifth in a twenty-three part series we’re bringing you, in which we help you get to know all 99 of Birmingham’s neighborhoods. So far, we’ve featured the Crestwood, Northside, Red Mountain, and Roebuck / South East Lake communities.Continue reading “9 things you need to know about the North Birmingham Community, including the Historic Bethel Baptist Church”