Alabama Hill is predominantly a residential neighborhood with single
family houses built during the 1960's and 1970's. According to the 2000
census, the neighborhood is home to about 3,000 people. The approximately
1,200 housing units in the neighborhood are predominantly of contemporary
design and oriented toward views of the bay and city. Broad, curved streets,
cul-de-sacs, limited access to arterial streets, and 7,200 square foot lots
with a two/one depth/width ratio are common features in the neighborhood.
Whatcom Falls Park at the south end of Alabama Hill provides a wide range
of active recreation opportunities in this neighborhood. St. Clair Park and
Highland Heights Park are neighborhood parks with recreation facilities
primarily for grade school children. The Railroad Trail provides a multi-use
trail and greenway corridor with a safe overpass of Alabama Street and
connection to Whatcom Creek Trail.