5 lake homes near Birmingham that will make your jaw drop this fall

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This is where I would want to spend all my time. Photo via ARC Realty

Now that we’re in the perfect weather season, who doesn’t long for a lake home? Whether you’re wanting room to spread out, a place to enjoy the great outdoors or a spot for entertaining, we’ve got you covered. Plus, if you need to upgrade the windows and doors in your lake home, Pella’s got you covered. Keep reading for all the details.

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Loft, Tudor or Ranch? Open Houses: Oct. 16-18

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 14 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

2321 1ST AVE BIRMINGHAM,AL 35203 (RealtySouth)

Open House: WOOSTER LOFTS CONDOS 10/17 23:00-14:00
2321 1ST AVE
BIRMINGHAM,AL 35203
sq. ft.
1 bedrooms 1 full/0 half baths
$299900
For more info, contact Carrie Hill Smith at 205-533-4455 or email carriehillsmith@realtysouth.com


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5 homes on the Birmingham market with fantastic outdoor spaces

I’d like to spend every Saturday here, please. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

Ahh, fall. The weather is cooling down, football season is in full swing and the holidays are ready to be celebrated. This year especially, having a great outdoor space to entertain is so necessary. Check out these homes that are for sale in the Birmingham area and start shopping for patio furniture today!

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Do you remember these 7 unique restaurants in Birmingham?

Baby Doe’s Matchless Mine, high atop Birmingham’s mountain. Photo via rollbamaroll.com

Throughout its 149-year history, hundreds—if not thousands—of unique restaurants have come and gone in The Magic City. While we can’t delight in their food anymore, we have photographs and memories aplenty. Here’s what some Birminghamian’s have to say about their favorite lost restaurants!

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Magic City Wellness Center is now open in a new Lakeview space

Birmingham has some local nonprofits doing incredibly important work in our community. Photo via Magic City Wellness Center on Facebook

The newest healthcare facility in town is now open in Lakeview. Magic City Wellness Center and UAB’s 1917 Clinic are among the tenants—get all the details right here!

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A look at Sibyl Temple, the Classically-inspired gazebo atop Shades Mountain

The stunning Sibyl Temple in Vestavia Hills. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

As you drive up Highway 31 heading towards Vestavia Hills, it’s impossible to miss the stunning Sibyl Temple. Silently watching over Shades Valley, the Temple is a popular site for weddings and other events. But did you know that it was originally part of a much larger estate, owned by former Mayor George Ward? We took a look into the history behind the beloved landmark to learn more.

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An Octet of Open Houses – Oct. 9-11

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 8 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

356 WOODWARD CT HOOVER,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)

Open House: GREYSTONE 10/11 15:00-16:00
356 WOODWARD CT
HOOVER,AL 35242
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 3 full/1 half baths
$599500
For more info, contact Julie Kim at 205-222-9000 or email juliekim@realtysouth.com


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The latest on Campus No. 124, Pelham’s new entertainment district

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Pre-leasing has begun with the first tenants planning to open later this year. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Campus No. 124 is a brand-new entertainment district being developed in Pelham. We wrote about it when plans were first released in February, and now we’ve got the latest updates. Check it out!

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Need a permit in Jefferson County? It’s now easier than ever

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Get a look at the progress on the newest development in Vestavia Hills. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Whether you’re a contractor, a business owner, a homeowner or just an average citizen, permits are a part of life. Gone are the days of cumbersome paperwork and trips to the courthouse—Jefferson County is going digital. Here’s what you need to know.

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Upcoming mobile app will feature Birmingham’s historic industrial sites

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Sloss Furnaces in 1906. Photo via Sloss Furnaces

If there’s one thing to know about Birmingham, it’s our industrial heritage. As an infant city, Birmingham made its first mark on history as the South’s center for industry, with places like Ensley Works, U.S. Steel, Tannehill and the famous Sloss Furnaces. Now, a group of Birminghamians are working hard to create a mobile app that will make it easier than ever to learn about Birmimgham’s industrial heritage.

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4 micro-unit student housing projects in the works in Birmingham

The Marshall is one of several potential new student housing projects in Birmingham. Rendering via Aptitude Development

Several developers are looking to meet the high demand for student housing in downtown Birmingham. Meet the potential new projects: The Citizen, The Railyard, Pipeline and The Marshall. Here’s what we know.

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5 things you may not know about Birmingham’s LGBTQ history

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Alabamians at the 1993 March on Washington fighting for the LGBTQ community to have access to full legal equality in the U.S. Photo courtesy of Invisible Histories Project, donated by Rebecca Hacck

Although historians have focused their work on Gay American culture in cities such as San Fransisco and New York, the South has a rich history itself. In honor of October being national LGBTQ history month, we’ve highlighted pivotal events, people and organizations throughout Birmingham’s history with help from the Invisible Histories Project.

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Want a new place to watch the big game? Open Houses: Oct 2-4

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 17 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

566 RESTORATION DR HOOVER,AL 35226 (RealtySouth)

Open House: THE PRESERVE 10/04 14:00-16:00
566 RESTORATION DR
HOOVER,AL 35226
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 3 full/1 half baths
$799900
For more info, contact Merry Leach at 205-266-5660 or email merryleach@realtysouth.com


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