The Perks of Moving “Over the Mountain”

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 6:58 pm

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Birmingham is getting quite a lot of attention nowadays. With a growing food and beer scene, beautiful parks and fields, and a strong group of music festivals, it is hard to ignore how much fun the city has become. While the city itself is gathering national acclaim, the “Over the Mountain” communities continue to impress! Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia, and Hoover are all experiencing the same growth that Birmingham is, but have retained the same community feel that they have always had. It is truly the best of both worlds. Let’s take a look at some things that are going on in each community.

Mountain Brook

Constantly ranked nationally as one of the best places to live, Mountain Brook has always been a great option for a new home. With Birmingham area classics nearby, like the Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo, plus multiple villages filled with fun and food, this city is hard to beat! We love the relaxed feel of Church Street Coffee & Books, and the Emmet O’Neal Library is the perfect place to grab your next literary indulgence. There also seems to be a celebration every weekend, which we aren’t going to complain about! If you are looking for a calmer, family-friendly approach to Birmingham, Mountain Brook is certainly a great option.


Homewood has anything and everything that a person could desire. The endless number of taco trucks, along with classics like Seeds, Red Pearl, and Saw’s BBQ, make Homewood a tasty place to live. Throw in a great local retail scene with everything from Alabama Outdoors to Penzey’s Spices, and this quaint city is an incredible choice for just about anyone! With an excellent school system and plenty of weekend events, Homewood is a great place to raise a family.

Vestavia Hills

This peaceful city is a food lover’s dream. Restaurants like The Ridge, Twisted Root, and Diplomat Deli mix a family-friendly environment with delicious food. Vestavia also has one of the most scenic spots in the Birmingham area – the Sibyl Temple. Vestavia High School has strong sports and education programs, and the city boasts parking that is much more convenient than most Birmingham areas.


Many people may know Hoover for its moment in the TV spotlight ten years ago with the hit show “Two-A-Days.” It is no secret that Hoover has a great sports program (and school system), but there is a lot more going on than football! With the Hoover Met, a spectacular public library, and a mall, Hoover has plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained!

LAH Is the Premiere “Over the Mountain” Realtor

We have been helping people find “Over the Mountain” homes for 25 years. Whether you are looking to move to Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, or another Birmingham area neighborhood, we are the team to reach out to for the best experience. Contact us for more information.