Glen Iris Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
South of downtown Birmingham, Alabama along Interstate 65, is the neighborhood of Glen Iris. It is bordered on the north and northeast by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Glen Iris is a mixed neighborhood of single-family homes, condos, and apartments. Listings for homes and condos here run from around $39,000 to over $650,000.
No less than three parks are in or surround Glen Iris – Glen Iris Park, Red Mountain Park, and Ward Park — featuring five baseball diamonds.
Red Mountain, which borders Glen Iris to the south, is actually part of the “Ridge and Valley” region of the Appalachian Mountains. It is not only a 1,100- acre park (bigger than Central Park, NY) it also contains the largest and most prestigious homes and estates in the Birmingham area.
Besides the University of Alabama at Birmingham, some of the schools in the area include Ramsay High School, John Carroll Catholic High School, Epic Elementary School, and Our Lady of Sorrows School.
Some popular places to eat in and around Glen Iris include Jim n Nick’s 11th Avenue Grill, Dreamland BBQ Restaurant, and Ocean Restaurant.
Golf courses nearby are Highland Park Golf Club, Mountain Brook Club, Vestavia Country Club, and Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa.
Hotels in the area include Doubletree Hotel Birmingham, Courtyard Birmingham, Homewood, and Drury Inn and Suites Southwest – Birmingham.
Catch your favorite first-run flick at Rave Motion Pictures, Vestavia Hills 10, or Carmike The Summit 16.
For some great nightlife, try Zydeco, Stir Crazy, Marty’s, Bell Bottoms, or The Blue Monkey.