small city to enjoy the typical southerner's life
Lived in the Birmingham for years.
The small city was divided by the historical train tracks into the north half and the south one.
The north section was the downtown of the old iron city. There are many old buildings, abandoned, but still with its charm. Some buildings are occupied by banks, as their national data-centers. People works there in the daytime. But after sunset, it's a ghost town. Across the 20 hwy, on the north side of the ghost town, many houses are abandoned. Tornadoes usually come from the southwest, and pass around the city by the north side. It doesn't worth to the fix the broken houses there.
The whole south section is the UAB campus, hospitals, clinics, and law firms. The campus area is much safer than the north section. But you still could get robbed in a garage building, if you leave too late.
Most students and apartment-dwellers live in the areas between the UAB campus and the red mountain ridge. Many Read More