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Southside, Birmingham, AL

Southside, Birmingham, AL, is a bustling residential area that is located just south of the central business district. The neighborhood is considered both progressive and culturally diverse. Glen Iris and Five Points South, which are similarly charming communities, are located nearby.

Southside Attractions

Southside is home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The entire neighborhood is easygoing, and many of the residents are students. The Regions Field baseball stadium and the Frank Fleming Storyteller Fountain are both popular landmarks. For those who love going to the theater, the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center offers a number of highly regarded events each year.

Southside Natural Beauty

Much of Southside offers easy access to outdoor activities. In fact, Southside apartment rentals will allow residents to explore Railroad Park, George Ward Park, and Vulcan Trail. Red Mountain, which is technically part of the Appalachian Mountains, offers wooded slopes and breathtaking scenery. Red Mountain is home to the Vulcan statue, which is the city's official symbol and the largest cast-iron statue in the world. The monument depicts the Roman god of fire and brimstone and is meant to pay tribute to the city's long association with the iron and steel industries. There are many apartments in Birmingham's Southside that offer an unobstructed view of the statue.

Southside Apartments

If you are searching for apartments for rent in Southside, Birmingham, AL, you'll have a broad array of properties to choose from. With Apartment Guide, you can select a community that will become your home through the months and years ahead. By using the search features, you can quickly develop a narrow list of communities in Southside.

Fun Facts

  • The Vulcan statue, the largest cast-iron statue in the world, was originally created for the Louisiana Purchase Expedition in 1904.
  • Southside was initially developed as a streetcar suburb.