What you need to know about Birmingham, AL

One of the largest banking centers in America, Birmingham is also strong in economic areas such as education, healthcare, insurance and manufacturing. Several college campuses are available to students, and the city is considered the cultural and entertainment hub of Alabama for museums, art galleries and the performing arts. The community stages several festivals each year, and the Birmingham Zoo welcomes 250,000 visitors annually.

Top 10 Downtowns 2014
Top 10 Best Places to Retire 2013


Down by 9.34%
Railroad Park is reflected in the water while tall buildings backup the scene in Birmingham
Things You Should Know About Living in Birmingham, AL
A Birmingham resident explains what you need to know about the "Magic City"
Shoppers look at produce at the East Lansing Farmer's Market
Best Farmers Markets in the South
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Best Places to Eat in Birmingham, AL
Best Places to Eat in Birmingham, AL
The best restaurants in Birmingham, AL serve dishes ranging from French dishes to Southern barbecue.


Homes Owned 48.51%
48.51% Complete
Homes Rented 51.49%
51.49% Complete

Real Estate

In Birmingham, Alabama

Ready to move to Birmingham? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Birmingham.


In Birmingham, Alabama

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Birmingham rates.

Median Household Income

Lower than the national average


In Birmingham, Alabama

Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Birmingham.


Most residents are
25-34 Years old


In Birmingham, Alabama

Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Birmingham.


Bachelor’s Degree 23%
23% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Birmingham, AL's Livability Rankings

Top 10 Downtowns 2014
Top 10 Best Places to Retire 2013
Top 10 Child Libraries 2012