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A tasteful mix of new and old ranch style houses gives North Pratt a suburban feel. Residents may rent or own their homes, and live close to freeways, public transportation, and an international airport. Children in the neighborhood walk to elementary, middle, and high schools.
The neighborhood is close to the historic Alabama Theatre. Built as a movie palace in 1927, the theater was constructed to show silent films in a 2,500-seat building. The landmark theater was Alabama’s first public building featuring air conditioning. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was designated Official Historic Theater of Alabama in 1993. In 1998, the Alabama Theatre received a complete restoration and is home to classic films, live performances, and theatrical events. The theater is a longtime architectural landmark for the community.
Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate The Summit, an open-air, one-million square foot shopping center in nearby Vestavia Hills. Upscale merchants, national anchor stores, and chain restaurants occupy the center and draw residents and tourists.
With the arrival of blooms on dogwoods, azaleas, daffodils, and tulips, the month-long Dogwood Festival is held in Vestavia Hills every spring. Events include parades, garden tours, and fashion shows. For high school girls, the highlight of the festival is being selected as a Vestavia Belle. Dressed in antebellum dresses, the Vestavia Belles serve as hostesses who represent the city at festival events.
Records for speed and competition have been established at the Talladega Superspeedway. Known as the most competitive motorsports facility in the world, the Superspeedway seats over 143,000 fans and can accommodate thousands of additional guests on the 212-acre infield. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum is close by. Visitors can tour the track and drive authentic Nextel Cup race cars up to speeds of 165 mph.