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Irondale, Alabama - Small Town, Big Community

“A small town with a rich history...” is the perfect way to describe Irondale, Alabama. You may have heard about Irondale in books and movies, as it’s the inspiration for the 1991 book and film “Fried Green Tomatoes [at the Whistle Stop Cafe].” A city with less than 14,000 people and all of nine square miles, Irondale is the perfect place to plant roots for those looking for big city conveniences and small-town pace.

Community Events, Outdoor Exploration and More in Irondale

Homes in Irondale offer something for everyone. With several established neighbors built in the 1950’s, eclectic architecture and charm offer a unique home as a blank canvas to become your own. Several newer construction neighborhoods offer modern conveniences and finishes.

It’s all about community in Irondale, with plenty of year-round events for the entire family. National Night Out is held annually in downtown Irondale, which aims to promote healthy relationships with the community, law enforcement and other public officials. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, you’re in luck. The annual Trunk or Treat is a fun way to get to know your neighbors. And who can forget the Christmas Parade and Christmas at the Caboose ? With live music, vendors and food, it’s sure to become a part of your Christmas traditions.

The Whistle Stop Festival is the main event in Irondale each year, and looks to pay homage to the movie and book that put Irondale on the map, “Fried Green Tomatoes.” With performances, live music, great food and wonderful local vendors, it’s a good time for the entire family.

When you’re ready to get outside, be sure to make a visit to Ruffner Mountain. We recommend going for a hike and bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy once you reach the pavilion. Bring your binoculars and park on one of several lookouts and take in the wildlife. It’s one of the most peaceful places in all of greater Birmingham.

Grabbing a bite to eat can be a tough decision with so many great local restaurants around. Of course you’ll want to try the fried green tomatoes and fabulous southern cooking at Irondale Cafe. Other local favorites include Hamburger Heaven (and don’t forget the extra Hamburger Heaven sauce!!) and El Cazador for Mexican food.

Irondale is in one of the most convenient locations in all of Birmingham. Tucked in the intersections of Interstates 459 and 20, and with easy access to Interstate 59, it’s the perfect location for those who might have to commute into Birmingham, Trussville, or locations in Shelby County.

Explore Irondale, Alabama for Yourself!

For growing families, retirees and established professionals, Irondale is the perfect place to call home. Enjoy the best of all worlds: the proximity to Downtown life, beautiful nature and landscapes, and a great sense of community in a small-town atmosphere.

But to truly appreciate Irondale, you’ll have to check it out for yourself. Get started on your journey below, where you can read what the locals are saying. Take some time to explore housing market trends, view homes for sale, check out local schools and more. And when you’re ready to get a real estate professional on your side, the experts at RealtySouth are standing by and ready to help!