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Old 02-23-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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My job is relocating me to Birmingham and because of the nature of the contract we have with the City of Birmingham my job is requesting I live in the City as a gesture of good will with the local politicians. I've been looking at the MLS for Birmingham and I notice several homes in the 280 area (particular Highland Lakes and Greystone) as being in Birmingham (even though other homes in the development are listed as Hoover). Are there areas on 280 that are within the Birmingham city limits? Also, how can I find out for sure if a home is within the Birmingham city limits? Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-23-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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In the multiple listings, it will tell you the municipality name. But, if I had to live inside the Bham city limits, I would live in Forest Park/Redmont.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:01 PM
 
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Jester of good will with local politicians is a fantastic bon mot. In other cities, gesture of good will would have fit, but given the Shakespearean dramas that play out in Birmingham politics, all I can think is "Alas, poor Yorick."

I trust your employer is willing to foot the bill for the extra taxes that come from your working and living in Birmingham? FWIW, I second cpg35223s suggestion.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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I would prefer to live in a newer home on at least .25 acre. My price range is between 500k-750M. I did not see any homes in Forest Park or Redmont that suited me.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Your best option is to work with a Realtor
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Newer home within city limits is a bit of a mutual exclusion. Is there a particular reason for the limitation?
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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No. Greystone is within Hoover, while Highland Lakes is an unincorporated area.

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My job is relocating me to Birmingham and because of the nature of the contract we have with the City of Birmingham my job is requesting I live in the City as a gesture of good will with the local politicians. I've been looking at the MLS for Birmingham and I notice several homes in the 280 area (particular Highland Lakes and Greystone) as being in Birmingham (even though other homes in the development are listed as Hoover). Are there areas on 280 that are within the Birmingham city limits? Also, how can I find out for sure if a home is within the Birmingham city limits? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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Oxmoor Valley might be a good solution.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Newer home within city limits is a bit of a mutual exclusion. Is there a particular reason for the limitation?
My job is requesting that I live within the city limits because the account I'll be working on will be for the City of Birmingham.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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No. Greystone is within Hoover, while Highland Lakes is an unincorporated area.

Why do some homes in Highland Lakes and Greystone have a Birmingham address while others have Hoover?
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