A short drive down 280 from Birmingham will bring you to Chelsea, Alabama. Ranked as one of the best cities for families in Alabama, Chelsea is a small town with a lot to offer.

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Birmingham-Apartment-baklava-dessertThe Pita Hut
100 Chelsea Corners Way, Suite 102
Chelsea, Alabama 35043
205.677.4153

The Pita Hut is fine Mediterranean cuisine right in the heart of Chelsea. The menu features classics like Lebanese stuffed grape leaves with beef and lamb and a falafel plate served with fresh pita bread and tahini sauce. After you finish your entree, enjoy a dessert — like perennial favorite baklava or toasted almond cream cake.

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Birmingham-Apartment-Chelsea-General-store-storefrontChelsea General Store
14555 Highway 280
Chelsea, AL 35043
205.678.2793

Walking into Chelsea General Store is like taking a step back in time. This isn’t you average pit stop — they have vintage sodas, Amish foods, candy by the pound, Priester’s Pecans and handmade soaps. It is all about the simple joys at Chelsea General Store.

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Birmingham-Apartment-Canoe-family-lake-river (1)Just a short drive south of Chelsea is Lay Lake in Columbiana. This lake features the Alabama 4-H Center and the Lay Dam. With over 12,000 acres and only 35 minutes south of downtown Birmingham, Get your swimmies and sunscreen ready for a day on the lake.

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