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  • Lisa Willis
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    The XTERRA event will be held at Oak Mountain State Park in Shelby County, Alabama, May 21-22, 2016. This is the 11th year the race will be held at Oak Mountain State Park. This year the race is a part of the 10-stop XTERRA Pan American Tour for amateurs and professionals. This race will be a qualifier for the 2016 XTERRA World Championship to be held on October 23, 2016. Expert athletes will compete over a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike, and 10km trail run for $15,000 in prize money. There will be 51 spots for amateurs in the World Championship that will be held in October in Maui. A shorter distance sprint race - 750m swim, 15km mountain bike, and 5km trail run - will be offered as well as relay team opportunities.
  • Lisa Willis
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    Did you know that you can receive automatic notifications from the official Shelby County government's website by registering with your email address (see link to the website provided below)? You can opt in for notifications via email or text message about road construction/ conditions, emergency alerts, website updates, calendar events, water services news, training alerts, and more. This is especially helpful for those of us who like to stay informed up to the minute! Unsubscribe and manage your notifications at any time using your email address to sign in.
  • Lisa Willis
    RE/MAX Advantage South
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    Shelby County, AL
    Join other runners Saturday, May 7th, for a 10K, 50K, as well as a 12 hour run. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Camp Smile A Mile. (see link to Camp Smile a Mile's website below) Camp Smile a Mile is a program for children with cancer in Alabama.

    The races will be held on the Rattlesnake Ridge Trail and the Lake Trail located inside of Oak Mountain State Park. Located at 200 Terrace Drive in Pelham, Oak Mountain State Park is a wonderful place to bring the entire family for fresh air, exercise, and on May 7th, to support a good cause!
  • Terry Crutchfield
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    U.S. News & World Report have named three Shelby County schools on the 2016 Best High Schools list for Alabama. The three schools are Spain Park High School at number 8, Oak Mountain High School at number 11 and Chelsea High School at number 24. All three schools were awarded a silver medal based on this ranking.
  • Lisa Willis
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    International music duo Four Shillings Short will be performing a St. Patrick's Day concert on Saturday, March 12th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the North Shelby County Library located on Highway 119. Celebrating the traditions of Ireland through song, poetry, and storytelling, "kids" of all ages are sure to enjoy this special treat! No registration is required, but be sure to wear something green in honor of this celebration of Ireland and St. Patrick's Day.
  • Lisa Willis
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    Located on Doug Baker Blvd, approximately 13 miles from downtown Birmingham via Highway 280, the Village at Lee Branch serves the eastern 280 corridor including communities like Greystone, Highland Lakes, Brook Highland, Eagle Point, and Meadowbrook.

    Developed in 2003, the open air shopping center has over 500,000 square feet of retail space. Publix, Academy Sports, Rave Motion Pictures, Hobby Lobby, hair salons, gift shops, and dozens of restaurants such as Bella Cucina, Taziki's, The Melting Pot, Five Guy's, Pablo's Restaurante and Cantina make The Village at Lee Branch a popular shopping destination.
  • Donna Fitts
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    Shelby County Commission has agreed to help fund the construction of more bicycle lanes in the Oak Mountain State Park. The "lanes" are planned to connect with a City of Pelham project, two miles from 119 to John Findlay Drive. Always remember to "Share the Road", but in the Oak Mountain State Park bicycling will be much safer after these projects are complete.
  • Michelle Lagle
    RE/MAX Advantage South
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    Shelby County, AL
    I moved to the Caldwell Mill/Altadena area about six months ago and it has proven to be the ideal location. It is ten minutes (max) from grocery, shopping, school, office, parks, interstate 459 and 65, and local restaurants. The convenience of this area has proven to far outweigh the concern of downsizing. It gives new personal meaning to "Location, Location, Location"!!
  • Donna Fitts
    RE/MAX Advantage South
    Did you know that on March 1 of 2016 there is a vote about the Shelby County Liquor Law in regards to Sunday sales? Did you know that in Shelby County liquor can be sold on Sunday at some establishments? Why is that? So is it about Sunday? Or money? You decide and then vote March 1.
  • Donna Fitts
    RE/MAX Advantage South
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    Shelby County, AL
    The US 280 corridor -- an area in high demand. Many new subdivisions are coming to the area. Just to name a few ... Brock Point off Shelby County 41, Wide Oak Manor off Shelby County 47 and Laurel Grove behind Heardmont Park. The developers are starting to resurface with new projects.. a great sign that the Birmingham housing market is rebounding.
  • We've been headed east on Highway 280 and we've finally made it to Harpersville, but before you go over the hill into town be sure to look to the left. There, holding court over the metal yard art and pottery pieces for sale is the largest green metal frog you have ever seen. Twenty feet tall? I expect so. And she's sitting there, hat in hand, waiting to greet anyone who stops by. You can't help but smile as you pull over to take her picture! It's been a long trip so far, so when you reach the traffic light be sure to stop at Jack's for the best Bacon Cheeseburger and Peach milkshake in this part of the county!
  • For the third and final leg of our journey from Chelsea to Harpersville we've passed the White House and crossed Highway 55. Just down the road on your left is Rambo Marine, one of the largest and most family-friendly boat dealerships in Alabama.

    Another 1-1/2 miles past Rambo Marine is Rock School Road on the right. Turn there and take the first dirt road on the left. In several miles you'll find The Westervelt Company's little known Yellowleaf Mitigation Bank along Yellowleaf Creek (which flows to Lay Lake). This 547 acre land bank project is undeveloped land that remains in its natural state and provides developers an alternative solution for stream and wetland impacts while sustaining forest and wildlife. Protected within its borders are two extremely rare and endangered mussel species and the Cahaba Lily plant.

    Back to “civilization” and Highway 280. Caution, check your speed! You're approaching Harpersville and the speed limit suddenly drops to 55 and then quickly down to 40 in less than a mile.

    Next time - a tour of Harpersville. There is a rich history to be discovered and several attractions that will surprise you, so plan to spend some time seeing what this small town has to offer!
  • Have you ever wondered what's in Shelby County past Chelsea? Come with me on the second leg of our tour!

    Not quite two miles past the Clock Tower at Highway 55 in Westover is the 1875 home known as the White House. Look for the big For Sale banner on the side.

    Until several years ago the White House was home to an antiques store and formal tea room that served High Tea every day on the enclosed side porch. I always felt so elegant as they served dainty bowls of soup and brought finger sandwiches, little scones with lemon curd, fruit and tiny dessert bites on tall three-tiered china serving plates while presenting a different tea in delicate china teapots with every course served.

    Next time – County Road 55 to Rock School Road
  • Have you ever wondered what's in Shelby County past Chelsea? Everyone is familiar with North Shelby County, but there is a rich culture still waiting to be discovered in the 17 miles from Chelsea to the county line at Lay Lake.

    Before you hit the road, start in Chelsea with lunch at Hartley's Down Home Kitchen, a meat-and-three cafeteria that will rival your grandmother's Sunday dinner (be sure to get the peach cobbler)! Heading out of town look on the right for the Clock Tower at Chelsea Park, a landmark the 'locals' use to express distance (as in I'm on Old Highway 280 directly across from the Clock Tower as the crow flies).
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Shelby County.
    Shelby County, AL
    For those who lived south of town some years ago, there are memories of winding down the old 280 Highway, through the narrows and yet still a little further to a restaurant that had huge glasses of ice tea, bar-b-que, hamburger steaks and onion rings to name a few of their well known menu items. There was always a wait it seemed.

    That restaurant moved closer to town many years ago but it is still famous for those same items and there is still often a wait (even though the dining area is about 10x the size of the old location).

    For those new to the area or who haven't already guessed, I am talking about Lloyd's. On 280 Highway, just before Cahaba Valley Road/Highway 119 (heading east), and just below (east) of Brook Highland- it is convenient to Brook Highland, Meadow Brook, Greystone, Highland Lakes, Eagle Point, Inverness and all the neighborhoods near the 280 Corridor.

    If you haven't ever tried it you should. If you are a long time Lloyd's fan,go back and remember the old days.
  • Mary Sue Tipton
    RE/MAX Classic
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    Shelby County, AL
    Just in case you don't know, there is a Shelby County License Office at the corner of Hwy 280 and Valleydale Road. We are so lucky in Shelby County that we don't have to deal with the long lines in Jefferson County and we have a location so convenient as this one. I have been there several times for car tags and driver's licenses. The lines move fairly quickly and the staff is friendly.
  • Beth Conwell
    RE/MAX Southern Homes 280
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    Shelby County, AL
    Oak Mountain State Park is Alabama's largest state park. Located off Hwy 119 at I 65 south, you will find a wide variety of outdoor activities including: biking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, or just enjoying a relaxing picnic. Trail maps are available online www.alapark.com
  • Beth Conwell
    RE/MAX Southern Homes 280
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    Shelby County, AL
    State of the Art Library! Located off of Cahaba Valley Road, If you live in Shelby County, you should take advantage of all the activities offered at the Library! Great selection of books, tapes, cds and more!
  • Tony Birk
    RE/MAX First Choice
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    Shelby County, AL
    The North Shelby Library is hosting a "Tween Holloween Party at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2013. Ages 8 - 13 are invited and will share spooky stories and fun. Food will also be available. The North Shelby Library is located on Hwy 119 near the Oak Mountain Elementary School. For more information go to HTTP://www.northshelbylibrary.org
  • Tony Birk
    RE/MAX First Choice
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    Shelby County, AL
    The Oak Mountain State Park will be the venue for a 50 & 100 mile mountain bike race on Sat. Nov. 23, 2013. The races will start at 7:30. These races are open to all age groups. For more information contact http://chainbusterracing.com/oakass.html
  • Mary Sue Tipton
    RE/MAX Classic
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    Shelby County, AL
    If you are looking for a delicious Mediterranean salad with pita chips, then you should try Taziki's. Taziki's has several locations around town, but my favorite is the one in Lee Branch. Their Friday pasta is wonderful, but it is only available on....Friday. Give it a try!
  • Mary Sue Tipton
    RE/MAX Classic
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    Shelby County, AL
    Marco's Pizza recently moved into the Lee Branch Shopping Center. Marco's is great! We've ordered our pizza from there three times so far and we love it! You should give them a try!
  • Mary Sue Tipton
    RE/MAX Classic
    I have been anxiously waiting for Winn Dixie to open in Inverness in the old Bruno's location. I like Winn Dixie's meat department so much that I regularly drive to their Caldwell Mill location. Looks like it is about to open...YEAH!!!
  • Steven Whitten
    RE/MAX Classic
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    Shelby County, AL
    Hunan Cuisine is an excellent local Chinese restaurant that is family owned and run. Their scratch-made egg rolls and soup are delicious, as is their great sesame and sweet and sour chicken with just the right spice and crispiness. The value lunch menu includes drink, egg roll and soup. Cozy atmosphere, too. Just past Lee Branch Shopping Center on Hwy 280.
  • Steven Whitten
    RE/MAX Classic
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    Shelby County, AL
    Lloyd's is a North Shelby County landmark featuring old fashioned Southern cooking at its best. Fried chicken, bar-b-q pork, fried oysters, country fried steak, vegetables. Casual dinning, no reservations,open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

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