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  • Looking for something educational and fun to do with your kids' group this summer? Schedule a fire station tour! Mountain Brook provides station tours which are 30 minutes to 1 hour long and determined by age appropriateness. The tours are held mornings from 8:00 - 10:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    Call Jennifer Price at (205) 802-3838 to schedule a tour. You'll need to provide the following information: contact person, best phone number, group involved, number of children/adults in the group, and ages of children in the group. In addition to parties not being allowed, party gifts, food, drink, and decorations are not allowed either. However, guests will receive treats including helmets, stickers, and coloring books. Photos can be taken in front of a firefighter's mural. This is an educational and fun way for children to learn about the important job that firefighters have in keeping our community safe!
  • Jeff Easter
    RE/MAX Advantage Central
    To say that Mountain Brook is upscale is an understatement. It is one of the most affluent cities in Alabama if not America! The way of life is definitely Southern and genteel. Gorgeous tree-lined neighborhoods boast what many would consider mansions. In 1929, area businessman Robert Jemison, Jr. developed the area along Red Mountain and Shades Mountain. There are three distinct "villages" comprising Mountain Brook: English Village, Mountain Brook Village and Crestline Village. Over twenty thousand people call Mountain Brook home.
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    Whole Foods Market is opening a second Birmingham area location in the winter of 2016. The new store will be located at the corner of Highway 150 and Highway 31 in Hoover with a proposed Grand Opening of December 2016. The first store is located at 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza in Mountain Brook and has a large selection of organic and natural products.

    They say "never go grocery shopping when you're hungry". Problem solved: the Prepared Foods departments include a deli, pizza joint, sushi or seafood bar, salad bar, sandwich bar, hot bar, olive bar, and wine bar. Eat something healthy, delicious, and "made from scratch" before you get your shopping done. The pizza is delicious!

    Whole Foods Market's hours are from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday - Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Recently Business Insider examined 2,754 municipalities across the country to determine the top 50 suburbs and Mountain Brook, Alabama was ranked second! To qualify, the area had to be within 25 miles of the nearest metro area and have a population of 5,000 and 100,000. The rankings factored in median household income, average commuting times, public school ratings, poverty and crime rates and housing affordability. The community has residential areas designed by Warren Manning, the landscape planner behind New York City’s Central Park, its own school system, a median household income of $131,281 and five distinct shopping villages. The only other Alabama community to make this list was a Birmingham suburb as well, Vestavia Hills!
  • Who doesn't love spring? The fresh green foliage and colorful trees and flowers are such a delight to the senses and I love to dig in the dirt! So I am always excited when the Birmingham Botanical Gardens has that annual Spring Plant Sale! This year the sale will be at Brookwood Village, beginning Friday April 10 and concluding Sunday the 12th. There will be more than 100,000 plants! Heaven for gardeners! Click on the link below for hours of the sale and more details.
  • For as long I as can remember, Smith's Variety has been in the same location in the Mountain Brook Shopping Center in Mountain Brook Village. As a child it was my favorite store and it has only gotten bigger and better over the years. Although the old shopping center is being torn down (the new Lane Parke Development is well underway), Smith's Variety will stay in the community, moving just minutes away to Crestline Village, tentatively scheduled for January 2016.
  • As a child growing up in Mountain Brook, I was always fascinated by the wooden waterwheel on the 1926 Mill House on Shades Creek on Mountain Brook Parkway! I didn't know the history, which at that time was not so many years in the past. A replica built on the very foundations of an earlier grist mill, the Old Mill House first served as a tea room and was built by the Jemison Companies to promote the newly developed suburb of Mountain Brook. It even had hitching posts for horses! Surrounded by the grand old homes that were part of the original development of this lovely suburb south of Downtown Birmingham, the 1920's charm remains and yet is only minutes away from what many of us believe is the best dining, shopping and amenities around.
  • Beth Conwell
    RE/MAX Southern Homes 280
    For a great selection of tennis aparrel and equipment, check out Players' Choice, located off Hwy 280 in Mountain Brook in Cahaba Village Plaza. They have been in business over 20 years and have a great selection of tennis clothes, shoes, rackets and they do stringing. Also, a selection of tennis giftware. Closed on Sunday. www.playerschoicetennis.com
  • Beth Conwell
    RE/MAX Southern Homes 280
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    Tennis enthusiast can enjoy tennis ALMOST year round in the Birmingham area. But there are three indoor courts available at the Mountain Brook Y for those who want to avoid the heat or cold! The Y also has six outdoor soft courts and offers leagues for all ages!
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    When I'm in the mood for noodles, I mean ANY kind of noodles, Nothing But Noodles is the place to go! My favorite is the Southwest Chipotle with chicken. The fettuccini with red bell peppers, onions, chipotle and roasted pepper cream sauce is to die for! Spicy with a kick!
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    One of the more famous landmarks in the city, if not the State of Alabama. Built in 1926, it is a replica of a mill built by the Jemison Company. It was built to promote the new Mountain Brook suburb in Birmingham and it is a great entry point to the community. Located at 2780 Mountain Brook Parkway, it is actually on the site of the earlier grist mill on the bank of Shades Creek.

    Designed by landscape architect William H. Kessler and is was a tea room at one time with hitching posts for horses. Suffering a closure during the Great Depression, it was sold and converted to a residence. It has oak clapboarding and hand-split wood roof shakes on the exterior; pegged floors and a stone fireplace. A wooden bridge connects it to Mountain Brook Parkway. The wooden waterwheel actually turns when the creek is high enough to fill the sluice. Go by and give it a look after a really hard rain!!
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    Incorporated in 1942, Mountain Brook was the first city in Alabama to operate under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month and all citizens are encouraged to attend. According to the 2010 census, the population is 20,413 and is considered one of America's wealthiest communities, but often overlooked is the fact it is ranked as one of the most charitable per capita as well. Originally developed in 1929 by Robert Jemison, it is centered around three "villages": English Village, Crestline Village and Mountain Brook Village. Most of the development preserved existing trees; 92.03% under tree cover making it one of the highest ratios in the country. Featuring an award winning public school system consisting of six locations: four elementary schools, one junior high school and one high school. There are two private elementary schools in Mountain Brook as well.
  • Recently completed in 2013, the 53,000 square foot facility features underground employee parking, city offices, a fire station, police station and meeting rooms. The two story building houses the mayor's office and boasts a 9/11 memorial flown in from the site of the World Trade Center in New York that will sit outside the fire department headquarters. It will help promote a sense of unity. The police station will have high-tech interview rooms, a fully-secured evidence chamber and maximum security jail cells and holding areas. City Manager Sam Gaston explains "This was built to serve our residents" referring to the building as a whole. There are 61 underground parking spaces that are barely noticeable provide three separate entrances. State of the art security procedures have been integrated in the building.
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    Jemison Park is located on Mountain Brook Parkway and features walking trails and a great place for kids to ride their bikes while Mom and Dad walk or stroll the younger members of the family. A great place to walk the dogs, too. There is a nature trail and Shades Creek is deep enough to float a small boat. Friends of Jemison Park have printed bird lists for the bird watchers located at both ends of the Park near Overbrook Road and Cahaba Road. Signs identify various plants and area wildlife and one details the activity of beaver that live in the area. Benches for resting or just people watching are available throughout.

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