North Birmingham, located in Jefferson County, is an older neighborhood comprised of vintage bungalows and small brick-faced houses on standard size lots. The neighborhood also offers apartments and duplexes. The surrounding area is comprised of businesses, fast food chains, service stations, and restaurants. The neighborhood’s older buildings and structures provide an air of days past.
North Birmingham is bordered by 35th Avenue North, 26th Street North, and 24th Street North. To the west, Interstate 65 runs parallel with the community, connecting to Interstate 20 to the south.
Numerous super centers, chain clothing stores, discount department stores, independent retailers, and pharmacies are prevalent in the vicinity, easily handling the needs of North Birmingham residents.
Birmingham has a long history, and its historic center features many museums and art galleries. At Sloss Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark, tours teaching visitors about the city’s 90 year history in the iron business.
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and art-deco museum is dedicated to jazz musicians, depicting their contributions through both exhibits and music.
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute offers both permanent and traveling exhibitions that depict the struggle of African-American citizens in their quest to participate in Birmingham’s government.
Both kids and adults will enjoy the four floors of interactive exhibits at the McWane Science Center, including a collection of dinosaur fossils and an aquarium.
George Washington Carver High School has a long history in North Birmingham. Chartered as a vocational school, it became a high school in 1949. In August 2010, a new, modern G.W. Carver High School was opened to the public.