Located in the foothills of Red Mountain near the southeastern border of Birmingham, Ala., Homewood has many happy residents due to its small-town atmosphere, yet close proximity to the city. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population has seen a recent spike in growth with more than 25,000 residents. Since more than a fifth of the population of the city is younger than 18, many parents are seeking Homewood apartments for rent because the city is a fantastic place to raise a family.
The areas around Homewood were created by the Alabama legislature in 1819. Many residents began coming to the area because of its close proximity to the southern extension of the Appalachian Mountains. Because this range was a major resource of iron, coal and limestone, the area around Homewood were often called the "steel belt," leading to the city of Birmingham being named after England's iron and steel hub.
Today, the city is home to many greenways, excellent schools, parks and business development. The city is also home to Samford University, one of the state's most respected private Christian colleges. With an interesting mix of close-knit families and students, it makes sense that this community is exhibiting so much growth.
There is no better place to get in touch with the community than to take yourself out to the ballgame at Regions Field. Home to the minor league team of the Chicago White Sox, the Birmingham Barons, you can catch all the excitement of America's pastime right in Homewood.
One of Birmingham's newest greenways in also located right in Homewood. With three miles of paved trail for runners, walkers and bikers, this is a great place to meet your new neighbors and enjoy some outdoor recreation.
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