Liberty Park Ledger
Check out this video with varied elevations for perspective on the new neighborhood.
There is exciting progress happening right down the road from us at Glenwood. Click the link below to find out about the beautiful new homes being built on their campus by Capstone Collegiate Communities or to be a part of this opportunity. The photo is from the launch party with the co-chairs of the capital campaign, Philip Young and Mallie Ireland, John Vawter of Capstone, and one of our adult residents.
As we said goodbye to another beautiful Alabama summer and ushered in Fall, Mother Nature made sure we were glad to see summer go!! The Splash Bash was a hot one, and we thought September would be cooler! It was still a wonderful time had by all, especially the Cotton candy covered kids. One little boy looked like Santa Claus with his cotton candy beard. Live music was a special treat this year, Bubbles the Clown was back and as always the Jumpies and Slides were the icing on the cake! We have a few photos up on our Facebook and Instagram page, but if you have great shots then please send then in and I will share them as well. Be safe and drive slowly with the kids back in school.
We have had a great turnout for our community markets, and the Food Trucks are especially popular, but did you know just HOW POPULAR? Food Trucks are taking the nation by storm and Birmingham is no different. Check out this article from StyleBlueprint is “Your Ultimate Guide to Birmingham’s Food Truck Scene.” Bon Appetit!!
When I found out that Jan Walsh, founder of BirminghamRestaurants.com and partner with the Alabama State Bar for AlabamaLawyers.org & BirminghamLawyers.com, has lived here for 16 years, I had to get her reflections on Liberty Park.
This incredibly talented woman told me how special her home in Liberty Park is to her. She and her husband, Dr. Kevin Walsh, live behind the gates on three acres with their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Their home is not only their sanctuary, but also includes separate home offices for both of her businesses. Jan says, “I love being able to work at home with my dogs, and my team can meet remotely! It is the perfect life for me. The kids are all grown and gone, but this place is our passion. We have had 16 years for it to evolve to being just for us. Now the space is ours, it is fun to enjoy it for ourselves.” She has traveled the world but would rather be home than anywhere else in the world. Jan shared that BirminghamResturants.com was launched in 2007 from her Liberty Park home while watching the sun come up, and now she is on the third version of the website, and back up watching the sunrise!
When talking about the day to day life in the LP, over the last 16 years, Jan has watched the retail space evolve from the basics into the Pig, the bank, nail shop, dry cleaners, doctors, dentists, restaurants, physical therapy business and more. She says, “Liberty Park is its own little community, where we eat, live and shop.” Jan did let me know that a service station and an Organic Veggie Co-op with a delivery spot in Liberty Park would be the icing on the cake!
Since Jan is a Food and Wine writer, I couldn’t help but ask for some restaurant suggestions a short drive from Liberty Park. Jan said, “We have so many back roads that we can be anywhere in a flash. Everyone who lives here learns the routes, and we can be anywhere in 20 minutes. The Summit has Primeaux Cheese and Vino, Seasons 52, Flip Burger, and Village Tavern. Past Lake Purdy and down 119 there is Bellini’s, The Melting Pot, Jim ‘N Nick’s, and Revolve Kitchen and Brew. Cahaba Heights has Satterfield’s and of course we have Taziki’s and Billy’s right here!”
A huge thank you to Jan Walsh for giving us so much of her time. But what else would we expect of a woman that is so hospitable that she let the deliveryman take refuge during the tornadoes of 2011 (when he was delivering wine to be reviewed!)?
If you are driving around the neighborhood and notice some new faces, that is because LifeScape Builders in Liberty Park is growing! Although most of the time the Builders are in the East section of Liberty Park, they do come into the residential Sales Center as well. The picture is of Shannon Pate, our new Senior Builder. Shannon grew up in Cahaba Heights and graduated from The University of Alabama. Shannon brings two decades of experience in home building to LifeScape and he has children in Liberty Park schools, so his level of investment in Liberty Park is above and beyond. As a final note of honor for this brave man, he recently chaperoned the middle school choir trip! Please welcome Shannon Pate and be on the look out for other new faces.