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Central Park Highlands, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Central Park Highlands.

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Around Central Park Highlands ...

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

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the southwest of Central Park Highlands and has a population of 98,300 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2015
Alabaster   [Map]   32,707   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,730   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Center Point   [Map]   16,655   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,350   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,264   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,708   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,848   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,710   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,071   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,691   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Northport   [Map]   24,772   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Pelham   [Map]   22,885   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,709   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,023   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,174   E   8 miles [12.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Brighton   [Map]   2,862   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Docena   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Dolomite   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Edgewater   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,907   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Forestdale   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
McDonald Chapel   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,222   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Minor   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pratt City   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Central Park Highlands, please visit our County-by-County Page for Central Park Highlands.

Jefferson County ...

Central Park Highlands is located in Jefferson County.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Central Park Highlands ...

As we travel, we always find names that give pause: while some are interesting and others familiar, some names are simply curious along with those that just strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name and if time permits, we'll try to make a side-trip.

Booker Heights   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Central Park Highlands   [Map]
Bush   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cedar Crest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chapel Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cherokee Forest   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coalburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Cottage Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Coventry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crescent Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crossgate   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Central Park 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 Central Park Highlands. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama
    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Central Park Highlands ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   22 miles [35.4 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 Central Park Highlands.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Central Park 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   141 miles [226.9 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   206 miles [331.5 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   208 miles [334.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   46 miles [74 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   86 miles [138.4 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   90 miles [144.8 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   SSE   22 miles [35.4 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bibb Co. Airport   [Map]   0A8   SSW   40 miles [64.4 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
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        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
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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Central Park Highlands. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Central Park Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central Park Highlands. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4901, Longitude: -86.8819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Central Park 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 Central Park 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 Central Park Highlands.


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