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Homewood’s Best-Kept Secret: The Charming Suburb of Edgewood

The suburb of Edgewood is rich in community spirit and attractions.

It’s time for our Community Spotlight series, where we highlight amazing communities in Birmingham! Today, we’re featuring Edgewood in Homewood, Alabama. Far from its humble beginnings, holding town meetings in the mayor’s garage, Edgewood is now a thriving suburb just south of Birmingham. Known for its walkability, beautiful architecture, and tight-knit community, Edgewood is a place where second, third, and even fourth generations return to live, keeping the family spirit alive.

Residents can be found walking the sidewalks, enjoying local favorites like The Creamery or Taco Mama for ice cream or Saw’s Barbecue and Local 39 for southern comfort food. For breakfast, check out Ruby Sunshine, or for a healthy option, visit The Greenhouse for fresh salads. If you’re looking to unwind, Escape Day Spa is also available.

There are plenty of establishments to explore in Edgewood, including Trilogy Leather, Red Dot Gallery, and Sim’s Garden, a five-lot property donated by the late Katharine Sims for the community to enjoy as a park. Also, don’t miss Gianmarco’s, the must-visit Italian restaurant in the neighborhood.

“There are plenty of establishments to explore in Edgewood.”

Just a couple of blocks off the hub of Edgewood is the Homewood Central Park. It offers tennis courts, playgrounds, green space, and an amphitheater for events and gatherings. The Homewood Library also provides many opportunities for learning and socializing, including storytime for kids, senior social hour, and juicing and smoothie clinics.

Outside of Edgewood, the city of Homewood has even more attractions to offer, such as Vulcan Park and Museum, Red Mountain Park for hiking and biking, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and the Birmingham Zoo.

Edgewood takes pride in its roots and community spirit, making it a place where people never want to leave. If you have any questions about Edgewood or other communities in Birmingham, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call or email us anytime; we’re always happy to help!

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