Communities

Birmingham, Alabama offers wonderfully diverse neighborhoods and communities rich in tradition and genuine southern hospitality, where generations of families and newcomers choose to live.

Mountain Brook and Homewood are very desirable communities within a few miles to downtown Birmingham, offering residents superb schools and beautiful neighborhoods.  Mountain Brook is distinguished with the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  English Village, Crestline Village, and Mountain Brook Village offer specialty boutiques for shopping and charming outdoor cafes.  Samford University, in Homewood, is set in a scenic Williamsburg-style campus.  Homewood also offers a central shopping district with the best in local establishments boasting art galleries and fine antique stores.

Hoover and Vestavia Hills continue with the quality of life families and residents have grown to appreciate.  Exceptional schools and neighborhoods abound in both of these suburbs.  Vestavia Hills is known as the Jewel City atop Shades Mountain.  Its picturesque location in the foothills of the Appalachian Chain also provides a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

Chelsea, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, and Calera are over-the-mountain communities close enough to the city limits of Birmingham and far enough removed to feel like you live in a small town.  Helena, with its Old Town historic district dating back to the mid-1800’s, has been recognized as Alabama’s safest place to live.

There is a renaissance in downtown Birmingham with condos, lofts, and in-town living flourishing.  Current and future projects in downtown Birmingham include the new entertainment district adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention complex; the redevelopment of the Railroad District anchored by Railroad Park; and Regions Field where you can enjoy a Birmingham Barons baseball game.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Hospital, both located downtown, are internationally recognized.  Students, doctors, residents, and fellows from all over the world travel to Birmingham for training and research.  Many will remain and call Birmingham home!  Christina’s market area includes the following cities.  Click on the community name to learn more: