Welcome to Five Points South, Birmingham's Premier Neighborhood & Culinary Destination! Five Points South is a neighborhood in Birmingham, in zip code 35205 and about 5 minutes from downtown. This National Register of Historic Places neighborhood is one of Birmingham's first street car lined suburbs and was founded as the Town of Highland in 1887. Today with over 40 culinary destinations and 30 retailers, the area has been labeled "a town within a city "and a true "walkup neighborhood".
Five Points South is one of Birmingham's first streetcar suburbs. The area was settled and incorporated as the Town of Highland on May 14th, 1887. The Elyton Land Company, established a streetcar line that connected "Highland" with downtown. This company advertised the suburb as cooler, cleaner and healthier site for living than downtown which was lower in elevation and closer to the pig iron furnaces (like Sloss Furnances) and other mills then operating in the valley. In 1893 Highland became part of the City of Birmingham. At the Five Points South Circle where streetcar lines from downtown intersected those from Highland Avenue and other Southside residential areas, a neighborhood shopping district, with grocery, drug, repair and service shops grew.
Five Points is rich with landmark houses, churches, apartment and commercial buildings, among the city's finest and most distinguished architectural and historical resources. Today there has been ongoing changes and developments in Five Points and a return to its position as a popular living, shopping and recreational district, particularly influenced by the advent of superb restuarants. It is fortunate to have a number of great fine dining establishments like Highlands Bar and Grill, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Bottega and Oceans. One of the areas most famous resident was Hugh Martin Jr composer of Meet Me in St. Louis and Wish Me A Merry Christmas. Come explore and discover Five Points, past and present. Information from "The Journal "A Town Within a City" and Historic Five Points South Walking Tour.
For a printable self guided walking tour Click Here.
Our vision is for Five Points South to be a premier visitor and culinary destination that offers vibrant retail and entertainment experiences in a walkable neighborhood environment.
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Steve Alexander - Board Chair
Law of C. Stephen Alexander, PC
George Reis - Board President
Ocean Restaurant & 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar
John Boone - Board Vice President
Bill Stoeffhaas - Communication Officer
Joe Babin - 130th Celebration Officer
James Little - Staff
Hassinger Daniel / Cobb Lane B&B
Five Points South Neighborhood Association President
James Fowler/Brian Templeton
UAB Planning, Design & Construction
Culinary Committee - meets monthly to organize promotions and specials events for area restaurants and bars
Real Estate - meets monthly to develop tools and resources to assists with recruiting and identifying businesses for the area.
Retail Committee - organizes promotions and special events for area retailers
Tourism - develops and implements tourism branding campaigns to promote area
Design - works to create an attractive and appealing environment for visitors and businesses
- Area Demogrpahic Report
- Five Points South Boundary Map
- Five Points South Available Property Map
- How To Open A Business in the City of Birmingham Guide - contact us!
- Five Points South Commercial Revitalization Program
- Available Property - Kahn Properies
- Available Property - Samford Properties
- Available Property - J H Berry
- Available Property - Barber Property
- Available Property - Watts Realty
- REV Birmingham Financial Incentives
- Main Street Alabama Incentives