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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Buena Vista Highlands.

This page contains four sections:

Around Buena Vista Highlands ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just north of Buena Vista Highlands. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the west of Buena Vista Highlands and has a population of 98,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Buena Vista Highlands and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SW   Less than 2 miles
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   S   5 miles [8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]   2,523   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,222   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Shannon   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Buena Vista Highlands, please visit our County-by-County Page for Buena Vista Highlands.

Jefferson County ...

Buena Vista Highlands is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Buena Vista Highlands.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Buena Vista Highlands. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buena Vista Highlands. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Buena Vista Highlands ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Buena Vista Highlands.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   19 miles [30.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Buena Vista Highlands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Buena Vista Highlands. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   137 miles [220.5 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   183 miles [294.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   206 miles [331.5 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   211 miles [339.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   81 miles [130.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sylacauga Muni.   (ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Folsom Fld.   (3A1/K3A1)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buena Vista Highlands. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buena Vista Highlands.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Buena Vista Highlands. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buena Vista Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buena Vista Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4626, Longitude: -86.8086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buena Vista Highlands have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Buena Vista Highlands), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buena Vista Highlands.



 
 
 

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