Roebuck Springs is located off I-59 11-minutes North of Downtown Birmingham. The neighborhood began development in the early 1900s by Robert Jemison, Jr. with East Lake Land Company and association with Roebuck Auto and Golf Club. Roebuck Springs is one of the first large Birmingham residential suburbs. In 1999, Roebuck Springs Historic District was established by the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood has an active community with the Roebuck Springs Neighborhood Association which organizes neighborhood events and meetings. There is also the Roebuck Springs Historical Society that works to preserve the history of the area.
Roebuck Springs has an active housing market with five homes sold in the past six months with four more pending. Homes in the neighborhood were built between the 1920s and the 1980s. Homes have 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, between 1 and 4 bathrooms, and have an average of 2,000+ sq. ft. Roebuck Springs homes have sold on for an average of $145,000. The architecture of the neighborhood includes predominantly Ranch style homes, Craftsman Bungalow and some English Country, Tudor, and Colonial style homes from Roebuck’s Springs beginnings.
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Roebuck Springs is zoned for Birmingham City Schools. W. J. Christian School is a K-8 school that is also a magnet middle school for gifted students. The school is located in Roebuck Springs and is an active partner in the community. The school focuses on excellent academics and community service. The school is the first school in Alabama to offer a chess program and has won the Alabama State Scholastic Chess Championships in 2008 and 2011. Huffman High School is the largest high school in the Birmingham City School system and competes in AHSAA class 7A athletics. Athletic opportunities in the school include baseball, basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading, football, track and field, softball, and volleyball. The school had 90% of students graduate in 2016.
Parks and Entertainment
Ruffner Mountain Preserve was founded in 1977 with 28 acres of land with 500 more acres added in the 80s by the Trust for Public Land and 400 more acres in 2000 through Alabama’s Forever Wild program. In 2010 the Treetop Visitor Center and Education Pavilion were completed. There are now 14 miles of trails that are maintained on the mountain open to the public for running and hiking. There is also a focus on education and Ruffner receives student groups from 1st grade to college. There is also the springs that are the namesake of the Roebuck Springs neighborhood. Visitors can enjoy the aquatic life, migrating birds, and other natural sights.
Shopping and Dining
Residents of Roebuck Springs have several options for convenient shopping and entertainment. In less than a 15-minute drive, shopping in Trussville is a convenient option for essentials.
Within a short 10 minute drive, North Birmingham’s entertainment district is an excellent advantage of living North of Birmingham. Attractions include the Birmingham Museum of Art, the BJCC, and the Uptown which features upscale restaurants and nightlife spots. There is also the Lyric, a 100-year-old theater restored in 2016 and Alabama Theater, a National Registry of Historic Places location and was fully restored in 1998. The Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport is a 10-minute drive from Roebuck Springs.
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