High atop Red Mountain, English Village’s sidewalk cafés and elegant statues offer a taste of Old World charm. With a wonderful mix of Bohemian bistros, stylish salons and fashionable clothiers, English Village offers an eclectic and refined experience for tenants, customers, and visitors.
History of English Village
English Village, along with Mountain Brook Village and Crestline Village, is one of three “village” commercial districts in Mountain Brook. English Village is located on the southern slope of Red Mountain, along Cahaba Road around 20th and 21st Avenues South, in a small spur of northwest Mountain Brook surrounded largely by the Birmingham city limits.
English Village formed in the 1920s and 1930s near the site of the older Hedona mine camp and Birmingham Mineral Railroad stop. It originally hosted four filling stations, two grocery stores, and a dairy store. In 2006, Mountain Brook began examining the possibility of having English Village designated as an historic district. The nearby neighborhoods of Redmont Park, Altamont, and Hollywood are already designated as historic districts.