An inside look at the new Axel Row apartments in Avondale [Photos]


One of Birmingham AL’s newest murals is on the side of the Axel Row apartments in Avondale. (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

Did you attend the opening of Axel Row, Avondale’s new apartment community? If not, don’t worry, we got an inside tour of the beautiful new community and all of its amenities. Keep reading to learn more.

Click here to learn more about life on Axel Row in historic Avondale.

Avondale’s New Apartment Community

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The mural on the side of Axel Row in Avondale. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

To learn more about all the benefits of living in Avondale, we caught up with our guide, Dillard Griffin. Originally from Georgia, Dillard moved to Birmingham to pursue her career in property management. Dillard knows the ins and outs of living in Avondale and has fallen in love with the neighborhood.

“I definitely enjoyed living in Avondale. Amerpersandwich and Post Office Pies are two of my favorite places to grab a bite to eat, and not a week goes by that I don’t walk and meet friends at one of the brasseries for a drink after work.

Dillard Griffin, Tour Guide, Axel Row

Benefits of living in Avondale

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The view from Axel Row looking west towards Birmingham city centre. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

As one of Birmingham’s trendiest areas, Avondale never runs out of things to do. Whether you want to grab a bite to eat or enjoy the music and nightlife, Avondale has something for you.

Avondale offers many dining options, all within walking distance of Axel Row, including:

  • ampersand — This neighborhood grocery store is dedicated to providing a quick and inexpensive option for lunch, dinner and catering. Plus, they have a great outdoor patio.
  • MELT — This restaurant serves delicious melted cheese sandwiches, fries, local beers and more in a trendy space.
  • Avondale Common House — Known for its craft cocktails, amazing food, local beers and live music, you’ll love this neighborhood bar and grill.
  • SAW’s Soul Kitchen — With signature barbecue dishes, this restaurant truly serves food for the soul.
  • Taco Morro Loco — If you need authentic Mexican food, Avondale’s Taco Morro Loco is the place to go.
  • Luna latin cuisine — Located in a former fire station in Avondale, you’ll find dishes inspired by Venezuelan cuisine at this beloved restaurant.
  • Tropicaleo — After a brief hiatus, this popular Puerto Rican restaurant is back and better than ever with local, organic and fresh ingredients.
  • ORE Mercantile – Steps from Axel Row, ORE Mercantile is your one-stop-shop for trendy clothing, homewares, accessories, and mouth-watering sandwiches at their delicatessen and bodega.
  • Rodney Scott’s BBQ — If you’re looking for an unbeatable barbecue, you can’t go wrong with Rodney Scott’s!

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than Cookie Dough Magic or Big Spoon Creamery.

Click here to learn more about life on Axel Row in historic Avondale.

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Receive friends ? Be sure to bring them to Avondale Brewing Company for a good time. (Beth Cunningham / Bham now)

And if you’re looking to hit the town with friends, you’re in luck: Avondale is home to plenty of bars, breweries, music venues and more, including:

  • The marble ring — This retro-themed “hidden” speakeasy is located somewhere in downtown Avondale. If you don’t know where it is, ask your friends (or keep your eyes peeled!)
  • Avondale Brewery — Come rain or shine, you can count on Avondale Brewing Company for great local beer, live music and other events.
  • Cahaba Brewery — This brewery and bar serves some of the best craft beers in Birmingham.
  • Ferus the 41 – A recent addition to Avondale, Ferus on 41st is the newest location to serve the unique beers of Ferus Artisan Ale.
  • Saturn — Saturn is unlike any concert hall you’ve ever been to and hosts national and local artists.
  • 41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales – 41st Street Pub & Aircraft Sales is an Avondale favorite, known for its shuffleboard tables, darts and delicious cocktails.
  • Mom’s Basement — This retro-themed dive bar will make you feel right at home, with vintage pinball machines, pool tables, darts and more.

The benefits of living in Axel Row

Interior amenities

Last month, Dillard took Bham Now’er Jessica Broom and I for a tour of Axel Row, including the massive penthouse apartment.

Each Axel Row apartment has large open windows that brighten up your home whilst offering wonderful views of Avondale and Birmingham city centre. With open-concept floor plans and breezy 9-foot ceilings, Axel Row apartments are large and inviting – the perfect canvas for expressing your creativity in your living space.

fun fact: The wooden shelves in each apartment are from the historic homes that once stood on the property.

At Axel Row, the move-in process is simple and seamless. From day one, residents have access to:

  • Whirlpool Energy Star Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser
  • Large walk-in closets in all apartments
  • Washer and dryer in all apartments
  • Instant AT&T Internet (pre-installed)

And thanks to the building’s large elevator, moving in is a breeze, even if you have large pieces of furniture. No need to “ROTATE” like Ross, Rachel and Chandler.

Click here to learn more about life on Axel Row in historic Avondale.

Exterior equipment

At Axel Row, the outdoor community space is just as inviting as the apartments. Dobbins Group, the development company behind Axel Row, has taken particular care in designing practical amenities for the best possible resident experience.

In the courtyard of the apartment community, residents and their guests can enjoy courtyard seating with ambient lighting, including a natural gas fireplace. This pet-friendly space is the perfect place to host a BBQ with outdoor grilling and games like bocce ball and corn hole.

Want to know one of the best perks of living in Axel Row? Reserved parking for each resident. That’s right, while others struggle to find parking for a popular concert at Avondale or events like Secret Stages, you can rest easy knowing you’ll always have a spot to park.

Want to know more about Axel Row?

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Axel Row could be your new home in Avondale. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

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If you like what you see at Axel Row, you’re in luck! With a variety of studio, one and two bedroom apartments available, Axel Row has the perfect home for everyone. Click here to view available floor plans.

Premium! Axel Row is currently offering one month free on all apartments. Contact the rental office for details.

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