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The Overton neighborhood is located in Birmingham, within Jefferson County. This Alabama community covers a large area west of the downtown section, around Lake Purdy. Interstate 20 and Interstate 459 border the neighborhood on the north and south. Convenient interstate access connects residents to the city of Birmingham and the surrounding areas.
Overton Elementary School, Irondale Middle School, and Mountain Brook High School provide the community with its educational needs. For higher education, the University of Phoenix-Birmingham campus is also in the area.
The Overton community lies north of the beautiful Lake Purdy. Residents can enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, and skiing on the lake. Lake Purdy offers a full lakeside bait and tackle shop, boat slips, boat rentals, and more. Anglers sometimes catch 8- to 14-pound largemouth bass and 5- to 7-pound spotted bass at this lake, making it a popular fishing spot among local residents.
Attractions near the Overton community include the Oak Mountain State Park and the Tannehill State Park. Closer to downtown Birmingham are the Birmingham Zoo, Botanical Garden, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Residents fill their shopping needs at the retail district on the corner of Interstate 459 and the Old Florida Short Route. The Summit is a wonderful outdoor shopping area convenient to the Overton neighborhood. Residents have a wide selection of shops to enjoy, ranging from Abercrombie & Fitch to Williams-Sonoma. The Summit is more than just a place to shop. It is also home to a number of restaurants, among them the Cheesecake Factory, Flemings Steakhouse, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, as well as a Carmichaels 16 cinema.