Birmingham, Alabama 

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-1.9% since 2020

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5.7 / 6.9

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Best Places to Live in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions for everyone. History buffs can explore the 16th Street Baptist Church, which was the site of a civil rights movement protest bombing in 1963, and visit sites like Kelly Ingram Park to learn more about the city's past. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring Red Mountain Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, while sports fans can cheer on their favorite team at Regions Field. Foodies can try all kinds of delicious eats throughout the city, and shoppers should take advantage of good deals at The Summit or Riverchase Galleria malls. With its rich history and wide selection of activities, Birmingham is an exciting place to visit! Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
State: Alabama
County: Jefferson County
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
City: Birmingham
Zip Codes: 35215, 35211, 35205, 35235, 35206, 35208, 35212, 35204, 35207, 35222, 18 total
Cost of Living: -24.3% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level

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Birmingham, Al Housing Market
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Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Mild winters
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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.


The unemployment rate in Birmingham is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Birmingham jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Birmingham's cost of living is 24.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Birmingham's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Birmingham, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Jefferson county remained strongly Democratic, 55.8% to 42.6%. More Voting Stats

Birmingham's population is 202,234 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Birmingham is Real Estate: $101,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.9%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Birmingham

It's a good time to buy in Birmingham. Home Appreciation is up 8.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Birmingham is $101,300.
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Reviews for Birmingham   25 Reviews
Meh, below mediocre decent food - 7/29/2022
Birmingham is better than ever, meaning it is beginning to gain half of the stuff a normal city of its size has. The food scene is definitely an exception and is above... Read More

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small city to enjoy the typical southerner's life - 12/16/2020
Lived in the Birmingham for years. The small city was divided by the historical train tracks into the north half and the south one. The north section was the... Read More

A boring city - 4/7/2020
I moved to Birmingham 6.5 years ago for a new job. The city is very boring in my opinion, there isn't much to do over the weekend except shopping or eating out. Summer... Read More

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35215, 35211, 35205, 35235, 35206, 35208, 35212, 35204, 35207, 35222, 18 total


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