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Thomas is a neighborhood in the 35214 zip code of Birmingham, Alabama. Situated along Interstate 20 and east of Avenue W, this is a highly accessible neighborhood, perfect for the resident that wants to stay connected to the major offerings of the city of Birmingham without living downtown. Homes here are quite varied in design with the majority being single story, single family dwellings with modest sized lots.
Light commercial development in the area provides a great deal of quiet to the community that is appreciated by the many families with young children. One of the few commercial highlights of the area is the Alabama Farmers Market off of Finley Avenue. The farmers market is not only a popular destination for locally grown fresh product but also an important tradition for many families.
Recreation is relatively popular around Thomas, with a number of small parks providing an assortment of amenities. Duke Park and Thomas Park to the southeast are the closest and provide residents with baseball fields, a lap swimming pool, multiple purpose field, basketball courts, and of course a playground for younger children.
Along the southern edge of Thomas on the opposite side of Interstate 20 is Birmingham Southern College. Birmingham Southern is a well known school in the region, providing a variety of different degree programs. The school is also a regular destination for the performing arts, concerts, and other events that use venues such as Bill Battle Coliseum. School sports programs are attended by residents in the surrounding area and the facilities are often shared with the public.