Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham's downtown area with Southside and UAB's campus.
The HGTV Dream Home 2011 is in the heart of Stowe's newest resort neighborhood: Spruce Peak at the Stowe Mountain Resort. At the foot of Spruce Peak and Mount Mansfield, the area is designed to be a four-season base camp for recreational activities, with ski lifts, restaurants, a golf course, a skating rink, tennis courts, a community pool and a performing arts center.
Modeled after the principles of new urbanism, Denver's newest neighborhood combines the perks of urban living with a traditional, small-town atmosphere. Residents of Stapleton -- the location of this year's HGTV Green Home -- enjoy walkable streets, a vibrant town center and more than 500 acres of parks and open space. Plus, the community is conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Denver, 20 minutes from Denver International Airport and 30 minutes from Colorado's Rocky Mountains.
This unassuming town in Pennsylvania's coal country bills itself as "the Christmas tree capital of the world." According to local lore, a group of enterprising Indiana County gentlemen were the first to grow Christmas trees as a crop back in 1918. The area still grows more than a million pines, firs and spruces commercially every year. But perhaps Indiana's most famous Christmas-related product is native son Jimmy Stewart, star of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Indiana holds an annual festival and parade in mid-November named after the film.