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Homewood, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Homewood.

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Around Homewood ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It lies just north of Homewood. 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 Homewood and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, Homewood has a population of 25,600 people.

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

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   S   5 miles [8 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   4 miles [6.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Brighton   [Map]   2,833   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Fairfield Village   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Fairfield   [Map]   10,807   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Midfield   [Map]   5,171   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 Homewood, please visit our County-by-County Page for Homewood.

Jefferson County ...

Homewood 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 Homewood ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cherokee Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Homewood   [Map]
Chimney Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Coventry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crossgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
English Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points South   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Grove Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Imperial Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lakeview Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Mason City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mill Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mountain Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Panorama   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Plantation Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Shades Cliff   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Homewood ...

Looking for more information about Homewood? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Homewood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Homewood.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Homewood.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Homewood. 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 Homewood. 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
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alabama Statewide Tourism
    Homewood Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Homewood

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

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

Airports Near Homewood ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Homewood.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
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 Homewood.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Homewood. 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   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   184 miles [296.1 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
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
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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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Homewood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Homewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Homewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4617, Longitude: -86.8092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Homewood 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 Homewood), 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 Homewood.