Introduction to Mountain Brook, Alabama
Mountain Brook, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles SE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 137 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Birmingham metropolitan area. Mountain Brook has a population of 20,604.
Mountain Brook History
Mountain Brook was developed in 1929 by a local developer called Robert Jemison. The city was incorporated on May 24, 1942. Warren H. Manning, the Boston - based landscape architect, called for the estate - sized lots. The bridle paths and the nature preserves helped to create a recreational network within the area. The City of Mountain Brook is also referred to as "The Tiny Kingdom".
Mountain Brook and nearby Attractions
- Birmingham Zoo
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Oak Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Mountain Brook
The city of Mountain Brook hosts the Dawg Daze Art and Music Festival in the month of August. There are quite a few museums near Mountain Brook like the Birmingham Museum of Art and Southern Museum of Flight. Other places of interest are Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Zoo and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium.
Mountain Brook Transportation
Air transport is available from Birmingham International Airport.
Mountain Brook Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from Samford University, Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and many other colleges and universities.