Birmingham’s Grasselli community: Haskell Hideaway + local schools getting national recognition

Hit the trails early to make sure you beat crowds waiting to get their chance to walk the rope bridge. Photo via Vulcan Wiki

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Grasselli community. It’s home to an award-winning culinary arts program and a university that partnered with the tech giant, Apple, to expand coding education opportunities throughout the state. Lastly, there’s a local fashion designer that you’ll want to keep on your radar.

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Exploring Birmingham’s Southwest community + 2 must-try local restaurants

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Have you been to Tip Top Grill? Photo via their Facebook page

As part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re taking a look at Birmingham’s Southwest community. Southwest has a lot to offer and some of your favorite places may be in this community without you even knowing.

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4 things to know about Brownville, including Birmingham’s mining origins

A glimpse into the past. Photo via Red Mountain Park’s Facebook

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.

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5 things to know about East Birmingham, including murals + an amazing scene at the BHM airport

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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.

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A spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community—where history hides in plain sight

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Bethel House’s mural. Photo via The Celebration Bowl.

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.

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Birmingham’s Pratt City

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Corey Pettway enjoying the hammocks at One Pratt Park. Photo via Birmingham City Council Facebook.

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.

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4 things to know about Birmingham’s Airport Hills community

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Want a cool view of the airport and the city? You can find it in Airport Hills. Photo via flybirmingham.com.

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.

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5 reasons you want to get to know and love Birmingham’s Five Points West community

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Athletes from around the world will be bustling around Birmingham come summer of 2021! Photo via World Games 2021

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.

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

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.

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8 things to love about Birmingham’s East Lake community, including a killer sunset spot

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Redemptive Cycles Trample to East Lake Park. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn via Facebook

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.

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Birmingham’s Ensley community is alive, y’all. Why you should check it out.

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Kids from two rec centers in Ensley hosted an "America's best dance crew" competition back in 2016.
In July 2016, two rec centers in Ensley, McAlpine and Ensley Rec Centers, held an “America’s best dance crew” battle at Legion Field. Photo from Ensley Alive’s Facebook page

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.

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8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party

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Rojo Birmingham celebrating its 11th birthday. June 15 it turns 17! Photo from Rojo Birmingham’s Facebook page

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.

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9 things we love about Birmingham’s Crestline community, including Hidden Park

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"Hidden Park" is right in the heart of Birmingham's Crestline neighborhood.
“Hidden Park” is right in the heart of Birmingham’s Crestline neighborhood. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

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.

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