Birmingham Area Guide

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. Business, banking, healthcare, and education all make a large impact on this city’s economy; however this city still knows how to have fun. If you are looking for a fun city with southern charm then renting an apartment in Birmingham may be for you.

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In the past Birmingham was known for its steel production; iron ore, coal and limestone are the main raw materials used for making steel and can all be found in Birmingham.  Now due to its economic strength Birmingham is considered one of the most important banking and business centers in the Southeastern United States. For example, Fortune 500 Company Regions Financial is headquartered in the city. The Birmingham metropolitan area has been rated numerous times as one of the nation’s best places to work because the area has competitive salaries and a low cost of living.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a large part of the city’s life. The schools of medicine and dentistry are located here as is the UAB Hospital; all together the university is the largest employer in the state. Three out of five of the law schools in Alabama are located in Birmingham, they include: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law and Miles Law School.

There are several venues for entertainment and recreation in the Birmingham area. Vulcan Park contains the Vulcan statue which is the largest cast iron statue in the world and is the city symbol. The largest theme park in Alabama is Alabama Adventure and the largest park in Alabama is Oak Mountain State Park which is located minutes from Birmingham in Pelham.  The Birmingham Zoo, Talladega Superspeedway, the Birmingham Museum of Art and Riverchase Galleria are other popular family attractions.

Along with strength in banking and business, wonderful schools, parks and racetracks, there are also tons of beautiful Birmingham apartments available. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, Birmingham has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater Birmingham area our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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