Birmingham

Birmingham was founded in 1871. Hailed as the "Pittsburgh" of the south for it's industrial steel and iron works, Birmingham grew rapidly earning the moniker of "The Magic City". Today, Birmingham has become one of the top banking cities of the United States, home at one time to two of the largest banking institutions, Regions and SouthTrust banks.

Birmingham is estimated at having a population of close to 230,000 residents. Yet, when you add in the major suburbs like Hoover, the population explodes to over 1 million residents living in the Birmingham metro area. This accounts for close to 1/4 of the population of Alabama.

Rich in history, Birmingham is home to the Civil Rights Museum. Visiting the musuem is an eye opening event for people that may not be familiar with the struggles of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Other historic places in Birmingham includes, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Site, Southern Museum of Flight, 16th Street Baptist Church, Vuclan Park, and Tannehill State Historic Site.

Birmingham Facts

  • Is known as "The Magic City"
  • Home to Sloss Furnaces, one of the scariest places on earth.
  • Hometown to 2 American Idol Winners, Rueben & Taylor
  • University of Alabama Birmingham is located downtown
  • Is experiencing a revitalization around UAB campus
  • Home to the Civil Rights Museum

Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is a great city! The climate is not too harsh, either cold nor hot. (There are exceptions!) The people are kind, caring, and friendly. There is plenty of things to do for residents of all ages, single, married, with children or without. Although Birmingham does not have the lure of Atlanta or the twinkle of Nashville, Birmingham shines in its own capacity as a city that's real, full of real people, working to make their city a better place.

Birmingham Homes for Sale

6 GREENBRIER RIDGE

$6,995,000.00

MLS #: 783183

City: Birmingham

Beds: 2

Baths: 7

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6225 CAHABA VALLEY RD

$2,740,000.00

MLS #: 780695

City: Birmingham

Beds: 4

Baths: 5

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2020 LAKE HEATHER DR

$2,290,000.00

MLS #: 762756

City: Birmingham

Beds: 4

Baths: 5

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5120 GREYSTONE WAY

$1,790,000.00

MLS #: 760085

City: Birmingham

Beds: 8

Baths: 10

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5 WILD DUNES

$1,399,900.00

MLS #: 777075

City: Birmingham

Beds: 4

Baths: 5

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7481 KINGS MOUNTAIN RD

$1,399,000.00

MLS #: 739515

City: Birmingham

Beds: 5

Baths: 5

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We can HELP YOU find it!

Most people outside of Birmingham are shocked to discover the incredible diversity of homes for sale in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Birmingham MLS is loaded with quality built homes at prices that fit most every budget and style preference.  From Craftsman to Victorian style homes, the Birmingham Real Estate market is sure to have something for everyone!

Yet, with more and more homes coming on the market, home shopping can become over whelming. Locating that perfect home can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. That is where a good Birmingham REALTOR® can be a great asset! Like a home finding metal detector (home detector if you will), a REALTOR® can locate that hidden needle in the preverbal haystack of homes!