One of the most affluent of Birmingham's suburbs and one of the wealthiest cities in the nation, Mountain Brook was originally developed in 1929 as an extensive residential subdivision. Breathtaking natural beauty, its own highly ranked school system, and beautiful homes in distinctive villages keep Mountain Brook at the top of the list for desirability. Planned by a Boston landscape architect, Warren H. Manning, the community features scenic roads that meander through estate-sized lots showcasing homes that range from luxurious to opulent. Many who grow up in this idyllic community return to Mountain Brook to raise their own families in the same atmosphere. Convenient commercial development is available in each "village," while nature preserves on the adjacent slopes protect the pristine atmosphere of the city from urban sprawl. Walking trails and bridle paths create a recreational network within the development, enhanced by
developed sports facilities.