Five Points South is rich with landmark houses, churches, apartments and commercial buildings, many of which are considered to be among the city’s finest and most distinguished architectural and historical resources. Plus, this storied district boasts famous residents, which have included Hugh Martin, Jr., composer of many classic songs like Meet Me in St. Louis and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Recently, Five Points has experienced some dramatic changes, new developments and overall revitalization that are helping the neighborhood regain its standing as one of Birmingham’s most popular living, shopping and recreational areas. You like good food? Five Points has dozens of culturally diverse restaurants in its central entertainment district alone, where it is also the proud home to some of Birmingham’s best fine dining favorites like Ocean, Chez Fonfon, Bottega Restaurant and Cafe, Galley & Garden, and the winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for the most outstanding restaurant in America – Highlands Bar and Grill. Come explore and discover Five Points, both past and present. Dine in the district, window shop along 20th Street or down 11th Ave South, wander through the neighborhoods and experience the Historic Five Points South Walking Tour for yourself.