A lot of famous people came from Fairfield. At some point in their lives, Fairfield was home to Willie Mays, George Lindsey, Cleveland Eaton, Dennis Edwards, Spider Martin and Red Cochran!
Fairfield, AL is one of Birmingham's most booming suburbs. Founded in 1910, the town was originally called Corey (Corey was the name of a famous executive of the U.S. Steel Corporation). Eventually, the named changed to Fairfield, because the president of U.S. Steel moved and had a home there. There's lots more history in Fairfield; in addition to the many famous people who lived there, President Theodore Roosevelt gave the dedication speech at the town's dedication ceremony.
Moving to Fairfield
If you're going to look for rental apts in Fairfield, the first thing you're going to want to do is narrow down your priorities. Zero in on what you must have in an apartment as well as the things you can live without. Then, use those priorities to make a list of places you want to see after browsing through an apartments locator. When you've found places you want to see, make appointments to view them with a realtor. When you make your appointments, be sure to gather everything you will need to apply to rent an apartment. These include documents like copies of your IDs, tax returns from previous years, pay stubs, bank statements, letters of reference from former landlords, and letters of reference from colleagues and friends. You'll want to be ready to apply when you see your dream home, since you don't want another lucky renter to get an application in before you! The next thing to think about before you move is the deposit you'll have to make. Sometimes landlords will want as much as three times the monthly rent upfront, so you'll want to prepare for a big expenditure before you relocate.
When you move to Fairfield, it is important to do research about the town's neighborhoods. You'll want to learn about the town so that you end up in a great place. Below are some neighborhoods to consider:
Northern Fairfield: Northern Fairfield borders I-59, so it's a good place to live if you plan to commute. It's the location of Fairfield City Park, so if you're a sports lover or you like to exercise outside, it would be a convenient place for you to call home. If you like eating out, the northern part of Fairfield has a good selection of places for you to eat. You can try the Fairfield Seafood Restaurant, the Magic City Grill # 2, or one of the many large international chain spots.
Central Fairfield: Central Fairfield is mostly residential, but there are some businesses in this part of town. The area is home to Miles College, a local university, as well as many lovely tree-lined streets and beautiful apartment complexes. This part of town is active and bustling, so it's a good place to be if you like to see your neighbors out and about and you like a little bit of activity around where you live. Like to eat out? This isn't the best part of town for you, since there aren't too many restaurants in this part of the city.
Southern Fairfield: Southern Fairfield may be considered the hub of town -- maybe because it is home to the mall! There's obviously lots of shopping to do here, as well as places to eat, since there are lots of chain restaurants around this area. Lucky for you, if there's not only shopping here, but stuff to do outside, too! The area is home to Midfield Park, which not only has green grass to run around in, but also a nice stream.
Living in Fairfield
In addition to a sense of history, there's a lot going on in Fairfield and nearby Baltimore, making it one of the most bustling areas of the deep south. One of the main attractions in Fairfield is the Western Hills Mall, which even draws people from nearby Birmingham. Western Hills has been open since 1969 and has a lot of big, discount stores, including a Wal-Mart Super Center. For people that don't like to shop and don't enjoy small town suburbia, the drive to Birmingham is easy. It only takes about 10 minutes by car, and you can even hop a bus to make the trip. Of course, you'll never run out of things to do in Birmingham. You can enjoy the animals at the Birmingham zoo, or take in famous paintings at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The fight for Civil Rights in America is a huge part of the history and culture here, so check out the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the famous 16th Street Baptist Church while you're in town. If you don't want to leave town to be entertained, try spending time in the lovely Fairfield City Park. There are lots of sports to be played there!