Living in Birmingham


Living in Birmingham

Whether it is a condo downtown within walking distance to UAB or home in one of many beautiful neighborhoods, Birmingham has numerous affordable housing options with outstanding school systems all a short drive from UAB.


Where to Eat

Birmingham chefs Frank Stitt, Chris Hastings and Chris Dupont have put Birmingham on the culinary map. With an influx of new restaurants, breweries, and food trucks, our local chefs are creating a restaurant scene that is a source of pride for residents and visitors.


Shopping Around Town

Not only is Birmingham home to one of the largest malls in the nation, but we have more antique stores, art galleries, outlets and upscale boutiques than you can shake a platinum card at. From sprawling promenades to quaint village roads, your shopping destination is right here.


Exploring Nightlife

Want to get a tasty beverage after work, enjoy live music at a local venue, or dance the night away? There is no shortage of nightlife in Birmingham. Favorites are establishments in the 5 Points and Lakeview areas, as well as the Avondale and Uptown districts.


Getting Outdoors

With Oak Mountain State Park, Red Mountain Park, and Ruffner Mountain in our backyard, those who enjoy the outdoors won’t be disappointed in Birmingham. It is only a short drive to great mountain biking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and horseback riding. For the more adventurous, it is only a few hours to the Great Smokey Mountains or to the beaches of Alabama’s gulf coast and the Florida coastline.


Experience the Magic City

Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or something a bit more active, Birmingham has no shortage of things to do. From fine dining, culture, and live music to sports and outdoor activities, the Magic City offers a wide variety of experiences to suit your individual interests. Learn more about what makes our city a great place to live, work, and raise a family.



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