EVENTS/PLACES OF INTEREST
Mountain Brook offers year-round community events for most any interest. Winter events include the Holiday Parade, the Zoolight Safari at the nearby Birmingham Zoo and the Village 2 Village 10K Run through the area's most beautiful neighborhoods. Spring welcomes the Easter Egg Hunt and Parade in Crestline Village, The Funky Fish Fry, the Mountain Brook Spring Art Show and the Mountain Brook Sports Corporation Golf Tournament funding area schools. Summer events include Market Day and Cocktails in the Gardens featuring music food and drink at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Fall welcomes the Cahaba Village for the Cure event, a breast cancer awareness fundraiser, Crestline Rocks and the annual Halloween Parade.
Places of interest include Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Zoo, and golf at the private Mountain Brook Club. Area museums include the McWane Science Center with interactive activities and an IMAX theater, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Nearby arts and culture opportunities are provided by the Birmingham Ballet, Birmingham Concert Chorale, Alabama Symphony Orchestra and more.
The students in Mountain Brook attend Blue Ribbon award-winning schools that prioritize student opportunities in the visual arts, theater, scholar bowls and debate teams. Extra-curricular activities in Mountain Brook schools include outstanding athletics, choir, band, and school newspapers to foster well-rounded members of society.
Mountain Brook School System includes four elementary schools (Mountain Brook Elementary, Cherokee Bend Elementary, Brookwood Forest Elementary and Crestline Elementary), one junior high school (Mountain Brook Junior High), and one high school (Mountain Brook High School). There are also two private elementary schools in Mountain Brook: Highlands School and N. E. Miles Jewish Day School.
Higher education is provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University, Miles College, Birmingham-Southern College, Virginia College and Alabama A&M University, to name a few.
While Mountain Brook employs approximately 200 people, nearby Birmingham has a strong economy bolstered by steel production and processing, biotechnology and medical research, health care services, banking, communications, construction and engineering, and soft drink bottlers. Major employers include American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Vulcan Materials, U.S. Steel, UAB Hospital, Caremark Rx, AT&T, B.L. Harbert International, Buffalo Rock Company, Pepsi Cola and Coca-Cola Bottling Company. The Birmingham metro area continues to be recognized as one of the nation's best places to work and earn a living based on salary, the cost of living and unemployment rates.
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