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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.

Get in

By road

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

By air

Birmingham International Airport in nearby Birmingham, with multiple airlines servicing nonstop flights to and 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.

Get around

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).




  • 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 Sears, Macy, 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.


  • Sumo Japanese Steakhouse, 151 Main Street (Patton Creek).
  • J. Alexander's, 3320 Riverchase Galleria.




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