Taking its place as one of Alabama's newer cities with its incorporation in 2002, Center Point is northeast of Birmingham and only 12 miles from the bustling downtown district. This suburban community enjoys quick and easy access to the metropolitan area's wealth of amenities and attractions, including Alabama Adventure Park, the Birmingham Zoo, the McWane Center, the Birmingham Museum of Arts, and the Red Mountain Museum. Sport enthusiasts never seem to mind the 45-minute drive to the Talladega Speedway, distinguished as one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world. Aficionados of the arts can look forward to a full calendar of performances at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center and other regional venues. Lush parks, tennis courts, private sports clubs, recreational programs, and the natural beauty of the surrounding area encourage an active lifestyle. The housing selection is affordable and attractive, blending well-kept older properties with an abundance of newer construction in a variety of architectural styles, sizes, and price ranges.