Forest Park/South Avondale

Forest Park, designed and developed in 1906, is a historic residential neighborhood on the northern slope of Red Mountain, southest of downtown. Boasting some of the City's most regal and well-preserved homes, Forest Park has been designated a local historic district by Birmingham Historical Commission and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Neighborhood amenities include Highland Golf Course and Triangle Park (a meeting place for families and friends).

This area also includes the South Avondale neighborhood which is home to Avondale Elemetnary and the newly renovated Avondale Park. 41st Street has received national attention within the last year due to the impressive new commercial development, offering residents from the neighborhood and surrounding areas a vibrant destination, complete with local market, brewery, bars, retail, and dining.

Forest Park Village, located on Clairmont Avenue, a shopping and dining destination, includes V. Richards gourmet grocery a cafe, the histric Silvertron Cafe, Full Circle and Zoe's Boutique. Naked Art Gallery is a favorite spot for local art lovers.

Forest Park is minutes from downtown and UAB. It is very close to Highway 280 and Interestates 20, 59, and 65, as well as the airport.

ARCHITECTURE

Tudor, Arts & Craftsman, Ranch, Bungalow

LINKS

Third Friday in Forest Park/South Avondale

Park in the Park

Forest Park/South Avondale Business Association on Facebook

Friends of Avondale Park

South Avondale Community Garden

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