You Can Tour 73 Houses at 2019 Spring Parade of Homes in Birmingham
By: Mary Colurso
Make a list; check it twice.
That’s our advice for anyone who plans to cover the entire Spring Parade of Homes in Birmingham.
A total of 73 homes are on the tour this year, and it takes careful planning -- not to mention a dose of stamina -- to travel to every one of them.
Luckily, organizers at the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders provide a comprehensive map on the Parade of Homes website, along with information, addresses and photos of the featured homes.
Twice per year, the home builders association opens the doors of models, spec houses, remodeled and pre-sold homes, aiming to give potential buyers and real-estate buffs a look at the latest trends, designs, colors and accessories.
The 2019 Spring Parade launched on April 26 and will conclude on May 5. Hours for the tour are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free on the self-guided tour, which covers territory ranging from Morris to Montevallo, Pell City to McCalla.
More than 40 homes on the tour received awards linked to various communities and price categories. A house by Drummond Built Homes, at The Overlook in Liberty Park, earned the accolade for best in show.
One house, at The Cove at Overton, is featured as the 2019 Ideal Home. It takes the No. 1 spot on the tour and is a good place to start for visitors.
For more information, see the FAQs on the Parade of Homes website or call the home builders association at 205-912-7000.