The Birmingham region is home to a variety of homes, architectural designs and neighborhoods that suit every budget and personal taste. There are homes in downtown, historic urban neighborhoods and the suburbs. City dwelling means residing in one of Birmingham’s historic 99 neighborhoods, each with its own neighborhood association that falls under the city’s nine city council districts. In the suburbs, residents have a variety of residences to choose from including estate lots, town homes, apartments and sprawling mansions. For more information about Birmingham’s 99 neighborhoods, visit www.birminghamal.gov.
Whatever the preference, Birmingham is a wonderfully diverse city with something for everyone. It is the 50th largest metropolitan areas in the country and was ranked by Forbes as the Most Affordable City in the Country for 2015, as well as named a Top 10 Market for First-time Homebuyers by Zillow.
Good apartments can be found in almost any part of the metro area. The choice of style is as varied as the rental price, size and location.
A wonderfully diverse city, metropolitan Birmingham offers homes to fit just about any lifestyle. There are loft condos in converted warehouses downtown, or you could drive less than an hour to find a house in the country with cattle grazing in the back. Mansions sit magnificently on estate lots in neighborhoods as exclusive as any in the United States. Mid-rise condos offer great views of the city from Red Mountain.
Birmingham’s planned communities combine residential, retail and commercial development in an intelligent, sensitive manner. And, everywhere, affordable single family houses sit in manicured sub-divisions and neighborhoods.