Pretty brick ranch homes on carefully manicured lawns make the Spring Lake neighborhood an inviting place. This Birmingham community is bounded by Brewster Road, Turncliff Parkway, Edwards Lake Road, and Center Point Parkway. Interstate 59 is nearby.
Golf enthusiasts will find two nearby public courses, Roebuck Municipal and Grayson Valley. Highland Park, another public course, is just a few miles away. The Pinetree Country Club has the nearest private course. Lightning Strikes Bowling Center is close by, too.
Larger, urban state parks such as Oak Mountain are great sites for recreation, with golf courses, fishing ,boating, hiking, and access to equestrian trails. Tannehill is quite scenic, with an old water wheel and stream, just right for river floating on a hot day.
Sloss Furnace is an intriguing historic place near Spring Lake. For almost a century, the furnaces glowed day and night when this pig-iron blast furnace site was operational. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and a museum is located there. The site is also used for metal arts programs, concerts, and festivals. It has a terrific haunted house at Halloween.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is quite impressive. Notable permanent exhibits include one of the largest collections of Wedgwood anywhere. Another historic and cultural feature is the Alabama Theater, with events scheduled throughout the year. It has been carefully restored to its original grandeur.
There is a library on Springville Road. Several community colleges and The University of Alabama at Birmingham serve the Spring Lake neighborhood. The university district and Five Points South are lively entertainment areas.
Locally owned and national restaurants can be found on the perimeter streets and in nearby retail areas such as Eastwood Festival Center. There are movie theaters at Eastwood Festival Center as well.