Homewood, located in the center of Birmingham, is considered one of the most affluent areas of town. This vibrant neighborhood has a large community center offering a variety of activities for seniors, children, and families. If you prefer the more upscale activities that Homewood has to offer, the Vestavia Country Club is located just around the corner. The club features a champion 18-hole golf course, Olympic size swimming pool (complete with a pool-side bar), 18 tennis courts and a full size gym with fitness classes and personal training.
Bored with fast food chains? Your Homewood neighborhood has some of the best restaurants in Birmingham. Gianmarco's Restaurant has been described as "Italian charm meets southern hospitality". Owned by two Italian brothers, Giani and Marco Respinto, Gianmarco's has long been a local favorite in Homewood. If your family is looking for a quick and cheap burger near home, you may find yourselves being regulars at Lag's Eatery. The house special is the famous Heart Attack , the ultimate patty melt.
Brookwood Medical Center, recognized for its growth and leadership in designing innovative medical programs is one of the top hospitals in Birmingham. Living in Homewood, it's just a quick trip down Lakeshore Drive for access to over 300 physicians in offices located in one of the four professional buildings connected to the hospital.
You're in luck if you like to shop. The Wildwood Centre, a huge retail, business and entertainment complex sits at one of the major intersections in Homewood, AL. Situated on Interstate 65 and Lakeshore Parkway, Wildwood Centre is just minutes from downtown Birmingham. With buildings occupying over 2 million square feet, Wildwood has a movie theater, numerous restaurants and national retail chains, including a Lowe's Home Improvement Center, Wal-Mart Supercenter and Sam's Club.
In Homewood, you will share your neighborhood with one of the most beautiful college campuses in the south. Samford University brings life to Birmingham and has much to offer the residents of Homewood. Buy tickets to one of the many Samford University theatre productions or see the Bulldogs in action at college basket game.