Introduction to Gardendale, Alabama
Gardendale, Alabama is 9 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 139 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Jefferson County. The city is part of the Birmingham metro area. The population of Gardendale is 11,626.
The area now known as the City of Gardendale was first settled around 1825. At that time, it was known as Jugtown. The city was renamed to Gardendale in 1906. It was incorporated as a city in 1955. The Olympic torch run passed through Gardendale in 1996. Presently, the city adopted a mayor/council form of government. The Gardendale Chamber of Commerce was established in 1987.
Gardendale and nearby Attractions
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Birmingham Zoo
- Rickwood Caverns State Park
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Things To Do In Gardendale
Gardendale is a beautiful city that offers several recreational facilities for residents and visitors. You can visit Rickwood Caverns State Park, which offers views of limestone formations that are 260 million years old. One can also visit Birmingham Zoo. The city has many churches including Fieldstown Church, Gum Springs Church, and Ebenezar Church. You can enjoy a great shopping experience at the Village Green Shopping Center and Valley Green Shopping Center.
Birmingham International Airport is near the city.
Gardendale Higher Education
Jefferson State Community College and University of Alabama at Birmingham are nearby.