Inglenook neighborhood

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Birmingham neighborhoods
District(s) 4
Community East Birmingham
Population 2,906
Area N/A
President Carolyn Cauthen
Meeting site Inglenook Recreation Center, (map)
Meeting day 2nd Monday
Neighborhood map Inglenook

Inglenook is a neighborhood in the East Birmingham community of Birmingham, roughly contiguous with the formerly independent incorporated towns of Inglenook and Hudson City.

It is bounded to the north by the city of Tarrant across Jefferson Boulevard and Burgin Avenue. To the west Pinson Valley Parkway/Vanderbilt Road separates the neighborhood from Harriman Park. The southern end of Inglenook includes the western end of the Birmingham International Airport with East Birmingham and Kingston neighborhoods on the other side. The rest of the airport property to the east is in the Woodlawn neighborhood with a section of North East Lake abutting Inglenook on the northeast. The Beechwood subdivision is located in Inglenook.

The Inglenook neighborhood is part of Birmingham City Council District 4 and is served by Inglenook Elementary School and Dudley Elementary School. Inglenook students formerly attended Tarrant High School but now go to Carver High School.

The neighborhood is the home of Inglenook Park, Inglenook Playground and the Inglenook Branch Library.

Inglenook is served by Birmingham Fire Station No. 23 on 40th Place North. The Inglenook Neighborhood Association meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Inglenook Recreation Center. It is presided over by Carolyn Cauthen.

In 1968 Inglenook was studied as part of a neighborhood analysis performed by the Birmingham Planning Commission. The report found mostly single-family homes with a few duplexes and apartments in the neighborhood. 5,253 of Inglenook's residents were white and 823 were non-white. The commission recommended stronger enforcement of zoning regulations and upgraded utilities for the neighborhood, along with selective demolition in the sections nearest the airport.

In the 1970s, Inglenook and Kingston were selected as "pilot" neighborhoods for a concentration of infrastructure upgrades primarily funded through block grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Much of the work to cover drainage ditches, pave streets and sidewalks, and install gutters and drains, was concentrated in the vicinity of the Inglenook School.

Neighborhood presidents


  • 2010: 3,356 (87.8% Black)
  • 2020: 2,906 (80.8% Black)