Proud of its designation as a Tree City USA, the lovely community of Leeds is located near the Interstate 20 corridor approximately 15 minutes from downtown Birmingham. Located at the edge of Jefferson County, the city actually sprawls into Shelby and St. Clair counties. In fact, Leeds is so closely aligned with the city of Moody in St. Clair County that the two communities are often spoken of as the Leeds-Moody area. Strong civic leadership has enabled Leeds to grow and develop in a manner that has preserved the character of a serene bedroom community. Leeds formed its own school system in 2003, and four colleges are available within a 30-minute drive. Logan Martin Lake is just east of the city for boating, fishing and water sports, while golfers enjoy such facilities as the River Oaks Golf and Country Club. The world-class auto racing of Talladega Speedway is only 20 minutes from Leeds, and Birmingham's cosmopolitan attractions are easily accessible.