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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-Hoover


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.35 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area's cost of living is 16.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area's population is 1,145,650 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.73 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area is $126,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.87%.
    SCHOOLS
    Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area public schools spend $10,235 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area.

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  7/24/2017
A Good Place to be From

Birmingham, Ala., is a dead man's nowhere town. Do yourself a favor and never come near its dreary, dismal, cultural desolation. If Hell had humidity, they'd call it... (Read More)

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