South East Lake

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South East Lake
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Birmingham neighborhoods
District(s) 2, 4, 5
Community Roebuck-South East Lake
Population 7,216
Area N/A
President Willie Wooten
Meeting site East Lake United Methodist Church, (map)
Meeting day 4th Monday
Neighborhood map South East Lake

South East Lake is a neighborhood in Birmingham's Roebuck-South East Lake community, and among the largest of the city's neighborhoods by population. It includes over 3,800 households and businesses.

It borders Irondale to the Southeast, Brown Springs and East Lake neighborhoods across Oporto-Madrid Boulevard on the Southwest, Wahouma and North East Lake across 1st Avenue North to the northwest, and Roebuck Springs-South Roebuck across Red Oak Road, Newport Avenue and Roebuck Springs Road to the north. I-59 traverses the neighborhood's northwest corner.

The neighborhood includes the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve and the East Lake Library. Students in the neighborhood attend Barrett, Robinson and Christian Elementary Schools, Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School, and Woodlawn High School. The former Banks High School and South East Lake Elementary School campuses are located along 86th Street South in South East Lake. The St Barnabus Regional School. Birmingham Fire Station No. 19 is also located in the neighborhood.

The South East Lake Neighborhood Association (SELNA) meets on the fourth Monday of each month (January through October) at East Lake Methodist Church.

Neighborhood presidents


  • 2010: 7,983 (79.4% Black)
  • 2020: 7,216 (72.8% Black)


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