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Roebuck is a middle-class neighborhood of Birmingham. It is located directly north of the Killbough Springs neighborhood and between the Penfield Park and Huffman neighborhoods. The neighborhood’s boundaries are near Highway 75, Parkway East, Lawson Road and Five Mile Road.
Most residents in Roebuck are families who live in owner-occupied properties. The average resident is 35.
The neighborhood is close to highways 11, 59 and 75. The average daily commute for residents is 15-19 minutes. Many residents use their personal vehicles instead of using public transportation. Residents, tourists, and commuters have access to an Amtrak station and the Birmingham International Airport in the city.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate Birmingham’s surrounding suburbs for its hiking, biking, and nature walking opportunities.
Ruffner Mountain Nature Center was an iron mine reopened in the 1970s as a nature refuge. It has ten miles of hiking trails on 1,000 acres. The Tree Top Visitor Center has exhibits of the Ruffner Mountain’s history, geology and animals.
The 466-acre Turkey Creek Nature Preserve was established to enhance water quality, conserve space and protect native species. The preserve has educational programs through the Southern Environmental Center and Birmingham Southern College. Turkey Creek’s history began with several prehistoric Native American sites and as home to David Hanby, an entrepeneur with Alabama’s coal mining industry. Ruins of the 1863 Mount Pinson Ironworks are located on the preserve. The small forge and foundry was known for its work with Confederate troops during the Civil War.
Closer to Roebuck is the Birmingham Zoo. The 122-acre zoo is Alabama’s most popular attraction and draws over half a million visitors each year. It houses 750 animals, including some endangered species, from all over the world. The Birmingham-Hugh Kaul Children’s Zoo was an addition to the zoo in 2005 and is an educational experience for the family. It’s program emphasizes on the animals of Alabama and their environments.