Living in Birmingham
A city with a small-town feel
Birmingham is one of those great cities that feels like a small town. Employees often benefit from a short commute to work, and can easily enjoy downtown Birmingham’s after-work life and cultural activities.
Music, art, entertainment and more
From world-class entertainment at the Alys Stephens Center, to exquisite collections at the Birmingham Museum of Art, from the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival to the Schaeffer Crawfish Boil, Birmingham offers a surprising spectrum of entertainment and enrichment. Birmingham is also known for its exceptional restaurants and night spots, its proximity to beautiful beaches and peaceful mountain settings, and its relatively low cost of living.
Talk with people in Birmingham and you’ll find a surprising number of them who moved away, experienced living in larger, more hectic cities, and moved back to the simplicity and quality of Birmingham living.
Resources for Birmingham and the surrounding suburbs:
The Birmingham Business Alliance focuses on the economic growth of the entire seven-county Birmingham region.
More than just a major city for business and industry, Birmingham is also a center for the performing, visual and culinary arts.
Birmingham has a temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters, and easy access to beaches, lakes, mountains, rivers and hiking trails as well as cultural and educational attractions.
The Birmingham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau can provide a wealth of information on Birmingham.
The Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham serves arts and cultural organizations and working artists in a twelve-county region.
Operation New Birmingham is a unique public-private partnership with a dual mission: To make the City Center the No. 1 choice for business, healthcare, living, the arts & entertainment and to promote communication, understanding and harmony among the diverse racial and ethnic groups in the Birmingham community.