Climate & Geography

Metropolitan Birmingham is located at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains. The region enjoys a moderate winter and hot summers. The average annual temperature for the Birmingham region is a low of 50.9 degrees and a high temperature of 73.4 degrees

Metropolitan Birmingham is positioned at the center of Alabama’s outdoor recreation amenities. Several large-scale lakes, state parks and national forest are located within a 1.5 hour drive from downtown Birmingham, including Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain; Alabama’s only Wild and Scenic River, the Sipsey River; the Cahaba River, ranked among the nation’s most scenic and biologically diverse rivers; and Smith Lake, ranked among the cleanest lakes in the U.S.