Homewood is more than just a place to live; to many of us, it’s the best place to live. but don’t just take our word for it! check out our list of city awards including everything from our award-winning school districts to the best BBQ spot in the U.S.A. 

The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation listed Homewood City Schools as one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the 15th year in a row in 2020! lists Homewood, Alabama as the most walkable city in Alabama! lists Homewood, Alabama as the Best Suburb for Young Professionals in Alabama!

U.S. News listed Homewood High School amongst the top high schools in Alabama. listed Homewood as the #1 in Best Place to Raise a Family in Birmingham! listed Homewood as the #1 in Best Place to Live in Birmingham!

Men’s Journal recently called SAW’s BBQ in Homewood the “Best Barbecue in America.” Read more

Homewood’s Chef Timothy Hontzas of Johnny’s Restaurant was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a Semi-Finalist for Best Chef of the South for the third straight year! See the full list here. 

Love Food named Maya Mexican Restaurant’s El Jaguar Burrito the Best Burrito in Alabama. Read more

Homewood is proud to be home to multiple restaurants recognized by Alabama Travel for having some of the “100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama.”

See the full list here. 

Sun-Dried Tomato Bread with Pimento Cheese from Savage’s Bakery


Pork-Stuffed Tater from Saw’s BBQ


Cheese Biscuits served at Jim ‘n Nick’s BBQ.


Lasagna from GianMarco’s

Kadoma Tuna at Jinsei Sushi Bar and Lounge


Baby Bleu Salad at Homewood Gourmet


Grouper Oscar from Grille 29

Nabeel’s Cafe has two items on the list! Try the Camel Rider Sandwich and the Moussaka 


Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte at Johnny’s


7 Hollywood Boulevard

Homewood, Al 35209








7 Hollywood Boulevard

Homewood, Al 35209