Rhodes Circle

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Rhodes Circle South (originally Fairview Circle) is a residential street in the Highland Park neighborhood. The entire road forms an oval, unlike many roads named "circle" that end in a cul-de-sac. The road was renamed to honor Birmingham News founder Rufus Rhodes.

Rhodes Circle lies between 10th Court and 11th Avenue South and between 28th Place and 30th Street South. Eleventh and 30th both intersect the circle, with 30th actually forming the eastern edge. 29th Street South also intersects the circle on the north and south sides, but does not cut through the middle.

Most of the homes around and in the circle date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Exceptions are Rhodes 66 Condominiums, which occupies the northern half of the circle's interior, Rhodes Villa Apartments, Donegal Place, and Townview Apartments. The circle is bisected by Rhodes Alley. Adjacent to the alley's north side is Rhodes 66's parking lot, which also stretches the entire length of the interior, but features boom gates at each end, which prevent cut-through traffic.

Notable locations

For an alphabetical list of locations, see the Rhodes Circle category.