city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States

Hoover is a city in the Birmingham urban area in Metropolitan Alabama, south of central Birmingham. While most nearby attractions in the area are in the city of Birmingham, Hoover is an important shopping/retail area.

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Interstates 459 and 65 have a major interchange in Hoover. Also, US routes 31 and 280 run through the city.

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Birmingham International Airport (BHM IATA) in nearby Birmingham, with multiple airlines servicing nonstop flights from cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, New York City, and Chicago. To get from there to Hoover, the preferred route is Interstate 59 to Interstate 459 south, which leads directly to Hoover.

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The only way to get around within the city is by car. Primary local roads include US Route 31, State Route 150, Lorna Road, Valleydale Road and US Route 280 (in the far east).

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  • 1 Regions Tradition, Greystone Golf & Country Club, 4100 Greystone Dr. Early May. The Tradition is the first of the five major championships of PGA Tour Champions, the world's leading golf tour for men 50 and over.    
  • 2 SEC Baseball Tournament, Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, 100 Ben Chapman Dr. Late May. The championship event of Southeastern Conference college baseball, featuring 12 of the league's 14 teams battling for the SEC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I tournament.

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  • 1 Riverchase Galleria, 3000 Riverchase Galleria, +1 205 985-3020. M-Th 10AM-9PM, F-Sa 10AM-10PM, Su 11AM-6PM. Riverchase Galleria is one of the largest indoor shopping malls in the United States. Anchor stores include Macy's, Belk, JCPenney, and a future Nordstrom.    
  • Patton Creek Shopping Center, 100 Main Street, +1 205 985-3020. Patton Creek contains 300 acres of retail, dining and entertainment, including a Rave movie theater. It is built with a "Main Street"-type feeling.

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  • Bellinis Ristorante & Bar, 6801 Cahaba Valley Road, Ste. 106, Meadowbrook (Across from Meadowbrook Post Office), +1 205 981-5380. 100% prime organic beef, housemade pastas, veal, seafood and classic Tuscan Italian dishes. Extensive wine selection and weekly desert specials. Bar M-F from 4PM. Dinner M-Sa from 5PM.
  • J. Alexander's, 3320 Riverchase Galleria.
  • Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, 151 Main Street (Patton Creek).

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Routes through Hoover
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