3.8 out of 10

Coo Rd 280, Chelsea

Ranked 1st best street in Chelsea
33.3590742609143 -86.6595058731106
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids



"I'm on it every day"

And it's terrible. The traffic is just crazy. Between the Wal-Mart, 459, The Summit, and everything else, there is just so much traffic. Rush hour pretty much starts around 3 and doesn't let up until 7 or so. Don't get me wrong, you could only go to places on 280 and live a pretty full life, but you'd probably end up taking your own life because of the traffic. A nice place to visit, but living off this road is terrible.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Avoid rush hour!"

I have grown up driving through or around 280 for my entire life--but only until a couple of years ago did I not have to drive on it daily (I live in an apartment just off the highway). And boy, does it get old FAST! Sure, there are tons upon tons of places to eat and shop, but the traffic...is a disaster! Rush hour? is really much longer than an hour (I would avoid it from 4pm-7:30pm if at all possible.). For some reason, the vast majority of drivers on 280 are very rude, don't know how to use a turn signal, and there are DAILY fender-benders that clog traffic. I am not kidding. It is a nightmare!
There are some good things about 280. Shopping is great. There are coffee shops every few blocks and once you know where you're going, you will learn the "back roads" that might help you in getting where you're going with a little less stress. Some people are very nice and let you over. It's just best to be at full attention while driving on 280, as it is so dangerous.
Recommended for
  • Singles

"Busy, Busy, Busy!"

Highway 280 is without a doubt the busiest street in Birmingham, Al. You can find anything and everything you want or need on Highway 280. This very long major highway connects Jefferson and Shelby counties. There are endless amounts of restaurants, clubs, bars, shopping places, and places of residence along Highway 280. Try to avoid this busy highway during rush hour unless you want to turn a 10 minute commute into 60!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Coo Rd 280

"Busy, Busy, Busy!"
33.3590742609143 -86.6595058731106

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