East Thomas Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
East Thomas is a neighborhood just over three miles west of the heart of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, just north of Interstates 20 and 59 and west of Interstate 65. The zip code for this Jefferson County community is 35204.
In addition to easy access to major area roadways, residents of East Thomas enjoy close proximity to a variety of area amenities and attractions. East Thomas Park is situated within neighborhood bounds and offers a baseball/softball field, football/soccer field, and lap swimming pool. It is surrounded on all sides by a wooded area that makes this city park seem like a metropolitan oasis.
The nearby interstates also provide a wide array of commercial options for East Thomas residents, from restaurants and lodging options to shops and local service providers.
Several higher education options are within a short distance of the East Thomas neighborhood as well. To the southwest, just on the other side of I-20/I-59, is Birmingham Southern College. Within a few miles to the southeast, on the other side of I-65, is the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), one of the largest public institutions in the state. Directly south of East Thomas is the Legion Field Stadium, home of the UAB Blazers football team. The stadium is primarily used for football games and seats nearly 71,600 fans, but it occasional hosts other large outdoor events as well.
Just over five miles to the northeast of East Thomas, easily accessible via the nearby interstate, is the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, another of the area’s major attractions.