The Norwood Neighborhood in Birmingham, AL

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Norwood is a historic neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama. It is located in the northeast corner of the "North Highlands" area.

The neighborhood borders follow an irregular path of creek, roads, and railroad tracks. Village Creek forms the northern border for 1.24 miles. To the east, the border comes down along the Louisville & Nashville Railroad's track to Interstate 20/59, then follows the interstate west to Vanderbilt Road; it then follows that road down to Richard Arrington, Jr. Boulevard and back to the east to the railroad and then down to the southern border. The southern border follows 9th Avenue North southwest to 31st Street North, then turns due west until meeting Arrington Boulevard; it follows Arrington briefly before turning due west again across the interstate to meet Carraway Boulevard. Carraway is the western border up to 19th Avenue North. The northwestern border follows 19th Avenue east to the Southern Railroad track, then follows the track NNW back to Village Creek.

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Ballplay Alabama and Burnt Corn Alabama

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer is the month for traveling.  It's the time of year when folks like to get into their cars and see what lies beyond their home city.  Here are two small communities that are more than worth a tank of gas to visit.

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Ensley, Alabama

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Ensley, Alabama

Ensley, Alabama

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Some of the best locally owned Birmingham Restaurants!

Posted by Admin on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Birmingham Alabama has earned quite a reputation in the past decade not only for its amazing food but the incredible choices available to diners.  Just about any style of food that you could possibly want is generously represented here.  Here are my top 10.

Of course, I can't possibly write about Birmingham food without mentioning Pepper Place!  Located in historic Avondale, this area is full of great restaurants, coffee shops, antique shops and one of the best farmer's markets in the state!  

Some of the best locally owned Birmingham Restaurants!

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Where do you take out of town visitors?

Posted by Admin on Monday, May 1, 2017

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and people are beginning to crawl out of their houses and head out looking for fun things to do, places to see and places to take out of town visitors.  So here are a few of my favorites.

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Another Installment of "Did you know"

Posted by Admin on Sunday, April 2, 2017

Did you know that the first speech given in the south by a sitting President occurred in Birmingham?
When Birmingham Alabama was founded in 1871, it was a model city.  It boasted railroads, blast furnaces and steel mills.  There wasn't a more bustling industrial giant in the south at that time.  So it was no wonder when in 1921, President Harding decided to give a speech in the south that he chose to do so in Birmingham, Alabama. The remarkable part of this story is the fact that this was the first speech given in the South by a sitting president in which he called for racial equality.

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Birmingham's West End

Posted by Admin on Sunday, April 2, 2017

The West End area of Birmingham is an historic community situated west of downtown Birmingham.  It's largest employer is Princeton Baptist Medical Center.  This area is considered to encompass the neighborhoods of Arlington-West End, Germania Park, Oakwood Place, Rising-West Princeton and West End Manor.  It covers roughly 4.708 miles and boasts a population of 16,707 (as of 2010).

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Lake Martin

Posted by Admin on Thursday, March 2, 2017
Lake Martin
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A Few Tidbits about Alabama....How many did you know?

Posted by Admin on Friday, February 10, 2017

Maybe you were born and raised in Alabama.  Maybe you moved here as a child.  Maybe you moved here as an adult or only vacationed here.  Whatever your reason for being here or the length of time you spent here, we're glad you did.  

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Grasselli Heights neighborhood of Birmingham Alabama

Posted by Admin on Monday, January 2, 2017

Grasselli Heights is a neighborhood in the Grasselli community of Birmingham. It was developed originally as a residential neighborhood for managers at the Grasselli Chemical Company plant nearby.

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