Homewood is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama. It is part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area, and is a suburb of Birmingham. It has a total area of 8.3 square miles, all of which is land.
Professional, scientific, and technical services, retail trade, finance and insurance operations, and health care and social assistance are the major commercial activities that generate employment here. It has one industrial park named Oxmoor Industrial Park. The public schooling system comprises three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Shopping centers include Gilcrest Shopping Center, The Village on Green Springs Shopping Center, Brookwood Village Shopping Center, Red Mountain Plaza Shopping Center and West Valley Plaza Shopping Center. The closest hospital is about a mile away, in Birmingam- Brookwood Medical Center. A number of banks have branches here. The cost of living here is 7% higher than the country average. The city also has a number of parks, such as Patriot Park, Homewood Park, West Homewood Park, Woodland Park and a few more.
The town gets 59 inches of rain annually. The number of days in a year with measurable precipitation is 116.