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Pros

-Arts and culture
-Diversifying economy
-Mild winters

Cons

-Air service
-Crime rates
-Summer heat and humidity


What Bert Has To Say About Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area


Birmingham is one of the South’s most misunderstood cities. A former steel and manufacturing center once known as the “Pittsburgh of the South,” Birmingham is still thought by many outsiders to combine the grittiness of this legacy with some of the other more unsavory images of the old South. But the truth is far different: Birmingham has experienced a major economic turnaround, and while not quite as far along as noted Southern stars like Charlotte, Raleigh Durham and Atlanta, the area has come a long way.


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Quick Facts About Birmingham


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 7.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Birmingham jobs have Decreased by 0.41 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham's cost of living is 27.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Birmingham's population is 212,461 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -20.12 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 3 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Birmingham is $61,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -9.69%.
    SCHOOLS
    Birmingham public schools spend $11,849 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.8 students per teacher in Birmingham.

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  1/3/2013
Birmingham not the place

I have lived here for 12 years, and don't like it at all. My family and I live outside of Birmingham in a suburb. The suburbs are nice, quiet and the cost of living is... (Read More)

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  10/23/2012
Suburbs of Birmingham

Living in surrounding areas of Birmingham i.e. Mt.Brook, Homewood, Vestavia, Hoover, Southside, Pelham, Trussville, Pelham, Chelsea, or any other small city should not... (Read More)

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  2/21/2011
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham is more of a big-ole-town rather than a city. People and businesses alike strike to make it a better community for all to live in. We have a world class... (Read More)

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