Business View Magazine | February 2020

149 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2020 M ountain Brook, with a population of about 21,000, is a city in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, some six miles southeast of Birmingham. The city was originally developed in 1929 by real-estate/ businessman Robert Jemison, Jr., as an extensive residential subdivision along the ridges known as Red Mountain and Shades Mountain. The plans, by Boston-based landscape architect, Warren H. Manning, called for estate-sized lots along winding scenic roads and denser commercial development centering on three picturesque “villages”: Mountain Brook Village, Crestline Village, and English Village. Mountain Brook Village, the city’s largest, is a thriving residential and commercial district with dozens of restaurants, retail stores, salons, and other businesses. The Village has a pedestrian-friendly layout with easy access to popular local attractions like the Mountain Brook, Alabama Old World charm AT A GLANCE MOUNTAIN BROOK, ALABAMA WHAT: A city of 21,000 WHERE: Jefferson County, southeast of Birmingham WEBSITE: