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schwartzy
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2014
6821 posts

How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
There's been a lot of threads here lately bashing Louisiana, and while I like a few aspects of living here, I also have been known to publicly hate on Baton Rouge. Aside from LSU, I do. It's an ugly place with horrendous traffic. The only city in LA that really has my heart is New Orleans. It's a shithole, but it also has a lot of charm, culture, and many unique things about it. I could be happy there or on the North Shore. I have spent 10+ years here, but I don't want to spend the rest of my life here. I just feel other places have more to offer and are more beautiful and just better. That's my opinion, and others disagree.

I grew up in Birmingham. Most people I know shite on Alabama, but most of my friends in LA have never spent much time in Birmingham, either. If all I saw was Montgomery and Mobile, I wouldn't think highly of Alabama. However, Birmingham (the nicer suburbs south, in particular), is not hick and country like the stereotype portrays. It is also underrated n terms of beauty IMO. It is where the first ridges of the Appalachians originate. The expansive area of upper middle class housing goes on and on for many miles and neighborhoods. I also don't think there is a better place to start a road trip (5 hrs from NOLA, 4 from Destin, 2 from Atlanta, 2.5 from Nashville, and 3.5 from the Smoky Mountains). Weather is a bit cooler and less humid, but there usually is just enough snow to have some fun every year and there are some good fall colors. The pictures I have are either from my old house and old neighborhood. I'm glad it's where I grew up. I got to hike and explore countless woods instead of just Jones creek and the trash-filled coulees. Anyway, I hope all of you get the chance to spend some time in the nicer burbs like Mountain Brook and Hoover. I am looking to move back there and leave Baton Rouge and its shitty traffic forever.

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jimbeam
USA Fan
University of LSU
Member since Oct 2011
57545 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
ok, cool

geaux tigahs


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beerJeep
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
20189 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
Why don’t you paint me a Birmingham?


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htxtigers
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2019
259 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
I’ve been and enjoyed my time there. The city is booming


BowlJackson
UAB Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Sep 2013
43240 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
I've been to Birmingham


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Dandy Lion
Georgia Fan
North Fulton / South Forsyth
Member since Feb 2010
45912 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
Birmingham could quite possibly end up Atlanta done right.


Tunasntigers92
LSU Fan
The Boot
Member since Sep 2014
13858 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
I am by no means reading all that, but Birmingham is a nice place, so it Montgomery, in a certain sense


Crimson1L
Alabama Fan
Mountain Brook
Member since Nov 2015
84 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
Nah, Montgomery is a cesspool


Tunasntigers92
LSU Fan
The Boot
Member since Sep 2014
13858 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
How so, more than BR is a cess pool?


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habanos
Alabama Fan
Alabama
Member since Feb 2014
1224 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
Hit Slossfest twice. Get at me baw!


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biglego
LSU Fan
Ask your mom where I been
Member since Nov 2007
56296 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
Hoover is a pretty nice place. BR is indeed gross.


parrothead
Alabama Fan
big salty ham
Member since Mar 2010
3022 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
I grew up, moved away from, and have since moved back to Birmingham. It’s got a lot going for it in terms of potential but shady politics have hindered quick growth. Still hope to retire in Mentone, AL, close to two hours NE of bham.


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Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
73276 posts
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re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
That's a hell of a lot of work for a subtle "I drive an F250" brag.


JW
LSU Fan
NOLA/ATL/VARIOUS
Member since Jul 2004
3618 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
great city for its size especially for food, music etc. It dominates BR across the board. one of the best meals i've had in years was at the Hot and Hot Fish.


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Lithium
South Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2004
52002 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
quote:

Birmingham could quite possibly end up Atlanta done right.


It could have been. Delta wanted to make it their main hub and Coke wanted to settle there but the steel people kept them out.


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Beessnax
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
4578 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
I was at Fort McLellan in 1989. Those "first ridges of the Appalachians" are a bitch to run up and down at 5 am. Beautiful country over there though. I only saw Birmingham twice though so I can't remember much about it.


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Pax Regis
LSU Fan
Alabama
Member since Sep 2007
10065 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
Birmingham, more specifically the over the mountain burbs, are a phenomenal place to live. Don’t tell anyone. No need for it to become Nashvegas.

Those pics look like Eagle Point and Shades Crest road.


brokelikeajoke
Member since Jan 2019
86 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
You sure about that hoss.

I lived there for a bit and anywhere you would want to live meant 280 traffic twice a day.

In fact its worse than br, with a lot more people and only so many roads that cut through the hills/mountains


East Coast Band
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2010
40232 posts

re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
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Those pics look like Eagle Point and Shades Crest road.

He could have posted even better photos of those areas


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fillmoregandt
Ole Miss Fan
Over the Mountain
Member since Nov 2009
13041 posts
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re: How many of you baws been to Birmingham?
I live in Bham and enjoy it


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