Acton, just like its surrounding neighborhoods, is a thriving suburb with a small city charm but with momentum encouraging a steady rise in new housing, business opportunities, and retail development.

About Acton

Acton is an unincorporated community in Shelby County and partially located within Hoover city. It was the coal and mining industry that paved the way for Acton’s development. The town of Acton grew around the coal mines established by Alabama Fuel & Iron. But after a tragic explosion in 1913, the mines closed, and the area was converted into the Riverchase real estate development. The community was most likely named after William Acton, a local businessman who worked in the mining industry. In 1970, the land was developed into Riverchase residential planned community, which in 1980, was annexed to the city of Hoover.

Dining in Acton

With its proximity to Birmingham, visitors and locals have quick and easy access to the best of Southern and globally inspired cuisine.

Café Dupont is Downtown Birmingham’s original farm-to-table experience. The Bistro-inspired eatery serves southern flavors interpreted with classic French technique. Café Dupont celebrates regional produce and traditional foods through its seasonal menu, and their signature dishes include Fried Oysters & Okra with Cayenne Butter Sauce, Seared Sea Scallops with Goat Cheese Soufflé, and Classic Beignets with Home-grown Strawberry Preserves.

Surin West takes diners on an Asian culinary journey through Thailand and Japan. The restaurant first served regional family recipes and freshly prepared Thai dishes like Spicy Coconut Soup, Shrimp Curry, and Chicken Panang, then added professionally-trained sushi and sashimi chefs, a wine list, and bartenders –offering guests a more diverse dining experience alongside gracious hospitality.

Popular Activities

A short drive to Birmingham will give any local or visitor endless opportunities for fun and adventure.

The Birmingham Museum of art is the largest municipal art museum in the Southeastern United States. Visitors are treated to a wide collection encompassing more than 24,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other art forms from all periods of artistic production and representing diverse cultures, including Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American.

Spanning more than 65 acres, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is home to more than 30 thematic gardens classified into three categories: Gardens of Collections, Gardens of Nature, and Gardens of Culture. Its picturesque gardens include an Alabama Woodland Garden, a Japanese Garden, and Vegetable and Herb Gardens.

A day at the Birmingham Zoo is a highly recommended activity for families. Approximately 950 animals of 230 species call the zoo their home. Kids and the kids at heart can spend the day seeing animals such as lions, giraffes, bears, elephants, zebras, and jaguars up-close.

Pediatric Otolaryngologist (ENT) in Acton

Pediatric ENT Associates at Children’s of Alabama is a group of five doctors specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of pediatric ear, nose, and throat conditions. Combined, they have more than 60 years of experience in providing effective treatments tailored to the unique needs of children. Parents, therefore, can rest assured that their family only receives the highest quality of care, which is crucial in any recovery process. Through our team’s use of the Children’s of Alabama hospital and an outpatient center near the central Birmingham hospital, our patients receive top-of-the-line, easy-to-access medical care from expert otolaryngologists for their urgent needs.

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Schedule a Consultation with a Pediatric Otolaryngologist in Acton

If you suspect that your child is suffering from an ear, nose, or throat condition, call (205) 831-0101 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with one of the doctors at PENTA today.

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