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Safe Neighborhoods in Birmingham, Alabama

Updated on April 4, 2020
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Arguably, Birmingham prides itself in having some of the safest places to live in. Not only are they considered safe, they are so full of life and tend to attract so many people’s presence. Locals enjoy the peaceful coffee shops, bars, parks, stores and various other joints. Have a look below at some of the safe neighborhoods in Birmingham, Alabama.

1. Glen Iris

With a total population of close to 10, 000 residents, Glen Iris is considered one of the safest places to live in Birmingham. Its large number of bars, parks, restaurants and coffee shops has contributed greatly to its amazing nightlife. The diverse nature of its population has also been able to attract quite a number of people who have chosen to rent their homes.

2. Highland Park

Just a few miles south east of the city center, Highland Park is one of the locals’ favorites. The residents are a fair mix of both the young and the aged. During summer, while strolling in the streets, you will be surprised by the number of people, both young and old, you will come across walking their dogs, jogging, or strolling just like you. The population delights in two popular joints, Rojo and OHenry’s Coffee.

Rojo happens to be the only Mexican joint around, with its wide range of delicious cuisine, always drawing people back for more. With a wide variety of local art hanging all over the walls it provides the most conducive atmosphere for those post – work brunches. Founded in Birmingham, OHenry’s seats barely a mile from Rojo. For all your brewed coffee, breakfast sandwiches and an unlimited variety of tasty pastries, OHenry’s is the place to be.

3. Forest Park

Wish to encounter some of the most beautiful sunsets, Forest Park is the place to move in to. With its hundreds of old, beautifully grown trees, it offers some of the best spots for that weekend picnic you have been longing for. The rich presence of shops and restaurants here contributes to its busy nature. Having some of the oldest buildings, it provides a splendid architectural scenery. And just incase you are wondering where to hangout, The Rougaroux, Shoppe and the Naked Art Gallery got you!

The Rougaroux is your one stop shop for everything Cajun food. And incase you were planning to travel all the way down for a taste of the Crescent City, you need to have your plans changed as soon as now. Here, you get a full glimpse of their popular po’boys, boudin and daiquiris. And what’s amusing? They all get to have a rotation of flavors, season come season go. Sounds dope right?

Shoppe, on the other hand, located off Clairmont Avenue, gives you the unforgettable experience of a jungle of greenery. It offers a garden shop and a green house that gives you a whole lot of organic vibe. With a wide range of local artists’ pieces, Naked Art Gallery gives you a rich mix of extremely beautiful art. And just incase you are wondering what kind of name that is, artists all over the world have the notion that all art should be looked at from a ‘naked eye' perspective.

4. Crestwood South

Want to own a home in one of the safest neighborhoods in Birmingham? Look no more, Crestwood South is the place to be! The rich presence of shopping stores, coffee shops and restaurants make it convenient for people all ages to live in it. The streets here are well lit, thus making ideal for those night walks. It is also a dog friendly community, hence you can decide to take your do for a walk once in a while.

5. Oxmoor

With a low population of slightly less than 5000 residents, Oxmoor offers an ideal environment for a family set – up. It is also an ideal place for home owners. The large number of parks here provides a good opportunity for a number of outdoor activities such as camping ore even picnics. Its diverse population also gives a welcoming feel for anyone who wishes to move in.

6. Crestline

Crestline, by far, is considered one of the most charming neighborhoods of Birmingham. With a hidden park, Crestline Park, it has become one of many people’s favorites. It also has a rich presence of joints to hang out in, including wine shops, restaurants and even bars. Within its vicinity also lies the Birmingham Bicycle Company. This company is the one stop shop for all your favorite bicycle brands. If you are the type that loves cycling in groups, the company offers quite a number of group rides al through the week!

7. Five Points South

Five Points South by far is one of Birmingham’s safest and best culinary neighborhood. It is the rich presence of culinary joints, shopping centers, and businesses that has seen it being labelled as ‘a town within a city’. The well-lit streets and pedestrian walks have greatly contributed to its rich nightlife.

8. Norwood

Norwood’s safe nature has greatly contributed to hyperactive nightlife over the years. The large presence of coffee shops, restaurants, bars and parks has continued to make it an attractive neighborhood over the years. Its serene nature also makes it an ideal place for retirees and families that are just starting up.

With no doubt, Birmingham is one of the safest cities to live in. The neighborhoods are friendly, richly endowed and offer a conducive environment for home ownership and the up rise of various businesses. It definitely is the place to be!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Godfrey Makonere Wesutsa

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