Minutes outside of the All-American City of Birmingham—Hoover, AL is a beautiful, remarkable town with a number of notable locations worth checking out! It was difficult to narrow down the list of our favorite spots in Hoover; there is so much to do here! Below you will find a few of our favorite beloved Hoover landmarks.
1. Aldridge Gardens
This beautiful 30-acre garden is home to breathtaking hydrangeas and picturesque gardens. Spend a Saturday afternoon relaxing amongst the trees or picnicking with friends and family at Aldridge Gardens.
2. Historic Districts & Sites
Hoover is a relatively new city, but roots of our community are quite deep! Learn more about the rich history of Hoover and our unique historic districts and sites here.
3. Historic Ross Bridge Park
The Historic Ross Bridge Park provides a memorable stopping point along the miles of trail throughout the community. The history surrounding this park is nothing short of magical!
4. Lover’s Leap
Lover’s Leap is known as one of the most breathtaking views in the area, overlooking Shades Creek and the valley below. Today, Lover’s Leap is known as a scenic hiking and picnic spots with beautiful views overlooking our beloved Ross Bridge community!
5. Moss Rock Preserve
The Moss Rock Preserve is a 349-acre nature preserve—abundant with trees, plants, streams, waterfalls, vibrant wildlife and over 12 miles of trails. Moss Rock Preserve’s Boulder Field is a popular local rock climbing spot with its various natural obstacles, challenging climbers of all skill levels.
6. Riverchase Galleria
The Riverchase Galleria—better known as The Galleria to Birmingham and Hoover locals, is a large, upscale shopping mall. The Galleria is the 43rd largest shopping mall in the United States, and home to a number of well-known retailers, listed in The Galleria’s directory.
7. Ross Bridge Robert Trent Golf Trail
We may be a tad bias, but amongst the many private and public golf courses in Hoover, we believe ours is the best! The infamous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Ross Bridge stretches 8,191 yards, making it the third longest golf course in the world!
This unique, breathtaking course will challenge even the most experienced golfers with its iconic parkland style course spread across two lakes, featuring a 80ft waterfall between the ninth and eighteenth greens. The magnificent Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is highlighted by sweeping majestic views of the surrounding foothills, and stunning scenery. This course is truly a unique experience—one you simply cannot pass on!
8. Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
Along with the world class golfing experience, be sure to check out our Marriot Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa! Our resort features stunning landscaped grounds, an impressive signature pool with enchanting waterfalls and fountains, 12,000 sq ft European spa and close proximity to our amazing Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Stop by and experience why so many have fallen in love with our luxurious resort and spa!
9. Shades Creek Park & Pool
Ross Bridge’s new Shades Creek Park & Pool is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Shades Creek Preserve, and features a playground, sun and shade park, pavilion and resort-style pool. It is a great place to let the kids play or relax in the pool for the afternoon!
10. The Library Theatre
The Library Theatre is set in the heart of Hoover, hosting performances by some of the Birmingham Area’s finest artists. Whether you’re looking for a night of excitement with a Cirque inspired theatrical show, or a relaxed evening listening to classical crossover artists and jazz musicians, the Library Theatre has something for you! For further information, tickets and more, check out their website.
As you can see, the City of Hoover has a lot to offer! Hoover’s vibrant community and rich past are only two of the many reasons Ross Bridge is proud to call Hoover home. With its luxury homes, world-class amenities, ideal location and front-porch friendly charm—it is no wonder Ross Bridge is the hottest selling new home community in the Birmingham Area! To learn more about Ross Bridge’s beautiful homes and beloved neighborhoods, visit our website.