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Mountain Brook, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Mountain Brook.

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Around Mountain Brook ...

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

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the west of Mountain Brook and has a population of 99,500 people.

For comparison, Mountain Brook has a population of 20,600 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 Mountain Brook and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2016
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   S   2 miles [3.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Cahaba Heights   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Cahaba Landing   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gate City   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hooper City   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Inverness   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Irondale   [Map]   12,359   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lake Purdy   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Marks Village   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Mason City   [Map]   ---   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Meadowbrook   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Shoal Creek   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Vulcan City   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Mountain Brook, please visit our County-by-County Page for Mountain Brook.

Jefferson County ...

Mountain Brook 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 Mountain Brook ...

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.

Camp Horne   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Mountain Brook   [Map]
Cherokee Bend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cherokee Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Coventry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
English Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points East   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Five Points South   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Forest Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gate City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Iris   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Grove Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hidden Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Holiday Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunters Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Irondale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ivy Glenn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Longleaf   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Marks Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rocky Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Tangle Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thornhill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Timber Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Twin Bridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Woodlawn Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mountain Brook ...

Looking for more information about Mountain Brook? 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 Mountain Brook, 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 Mountain Brook.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Mountain Brook. 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 Mountain Brook. 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
    Mountain Brook Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Mountain Brook

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 Mountain Brook ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   N   5 miles [8 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   33 miles [53.1 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 Mountain Brook.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Mountain Brook. 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   N   5 miles [8 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   133 miles [214 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   182 miles [292.9 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   S   207 miles [333.1 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   209 miles [336.4 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   WNW   213 miles [342.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   N   79 miles [127.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   ESE   83 miles [133.6 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NNW   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Shelby Co. Airport (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]   EET   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Sylacauga Muni.(ICAO: KSCD)   [Map]   SCD   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   NNE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Talladega Muni.   [Map]   ASN   E   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
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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mountain Brook:

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 Mountain Brook.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Mountain Brook. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain Brook) 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 Mountain Brook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain Brook

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4870, Longitude: -86.7402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Brook 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 Mountain Brook), 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 Mountain Brook.