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The best eats, drinks, and tailgating spots in five Southern college towns.
Pump the brakes for these larger-than-life Southern landmarks.
Savvy Birmingham shoppers in search of the perfect gift head “over the mountain” to the cozy suburb of Homewood. Their destination? Eighteenth Street South, a wide, old-fashioned boulevard with an abundance of locally owned boutiques and restaurants.
Perched on a high bluff overlooking Mobile Bay, Fairhope is a town in bloom.
About 150 miles from Atlanta, family-owned Russell Lands includes 14 neighborhoods clustered around the southwest corner of Lake Martin—a 41,000-acre reservoir awarded state “Treasured Lake” status because of its exceptional water quality. The community is about 40 miles from both Auburn and Montgomery.
To understand Sawtooth Plantation, just step into the cookhouse. Inside the soaring room with comfortably worn leather furniture and a large stone fireplace, you’ll notice two things: a collection of huge white-tailed deer mounts, and a customized professional grade kitchen.
Yvonne Alexander doesn’t want a Maserati. And a Lamborghini, she says, would make a mockery of her otherwise simple style. At 55, beset with gout, this gregarious, retired Birminghamian hopes the Georgia Lottery will bless her with three bedrooms and no stairs—a nice, flat house—and enough dough to really uplift a charity.