Gardendale is a warm and friendly city, convenient to the Birmingham city center. We have a great school system with many of our teachers having grown up in the community. Over the past few years, more young families have moved into the area, creating diversity and pride. We have a great network of churches that allow families many choices and great support systems. We have some of the best parks and recreational areas in the county, most available free of charge to our residents. Youth programs abound and Senior services are top rated. It's a great community that truly cares for its citizens.