Ross Bridge is in the historical community of Hoover, just outside of Birmingham in the heart of Alabama. For many years, they have offered home buyers a community like no other. Previously, we have talked about Hoover’s humble beginnings as a small farming community. Now we can talk about how Hoover grew to what it is today.
Present-day Hoover grew over the years as a result of economic expansion after World War 2 and the growth of the auto industry. In 1952, the Alabama Highway Department started the development of a four-lane highway that ran through a six-mile stretch of Alabama, going from the crest of Shades Mountain south to the Cahaba river. The construction would run right through what would become present-day Hoover.
This new highway led to William H. Hoover, owner of Employers Mutual Insurance of Alabama, Inc., purchasing land in order to fulfill his dream of building a city. Hoover soon relocated his company from Birmingham and sold land to his employees to build houses. He was confident that the growth of Birmingham would move south. Soon, residential area started to pop up in the area, leading to the development of civil services and local businesses such as Green Valley Drugs, which still serves as a local landmark.
The local fire department, The Hoover Volunteer Fire Department, was formed in 1962 and Hoover was ready to be a city. It was finally incorporated on April 22, 1967 with a population of just over 400 residents and the city hall was constructed just two years later. The city continued to grow over the years and was recognized as “a place to enjoy a high quality of life and good opportunity for business development with excellent fire and police protection”.
Since it was incorporated, it has grown from being a part of Birmingham to being its own city with its own school district and city council. According to the 2013 U.S. Census, Hoover has a population of over 84,000, making it the 376th biggest city on the United States.
The city of Hoover has a rich history for a relatively new city and Ross Bridge is proud to be a part of it. With many world-class amenities, luxury homes and an ideal location, Ross Bridge is the hottest selling new home community in the Birmingham area and it’s easy to see why! To find out more about Ross Bridge, please visit our website!