Introduction to Homewood, Alabama
Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles S of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 140 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Birmingham metropolitan area. Homewood contains a population of approximately 25,043.
Homewood is a suburb of Birmingham. The city was officially incorporated in 1927. In 1929, it annexed the town of Hollywood, which was incorporated on January 14, 1927. The city's neighborhood is mostly made up of Spanish Mission style and Tudor style houses. In fact, most of these houses were constructed between 1926 and 1929. Hollywood Historic District was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Homewood and nearby Attractions
- Birmingham Zoo
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Oak Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Homewood
Homewood provides easy access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Southern Museum of Flight, Tannehill Historical State Park, and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium. Some of the local parts are the West Homewood Park, Overton Park, Patriot Park, Woodland Park, and Homewood Park. Visitors can enjoy shopping at Village on Green Springs Shopping Center, Brookwood Village Shopping Center, Red Mountain Plaza Shopping Center, West Valley Plaza Shopping Center, and Gilcrest Shopping Center.
Air transportation can be availed from Birmingham International Airport.
Homewood Higher Education
Birmingham Southern College, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Lawson State Community College, and Southeastern Bible College are nearby.