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Birmingham, Alabama, 35244
1 Bedroom$815 - $865
2 Bedrooms$905 - $965
3 Bedrooms$1,125 - $1,185
Birmingham, Alabama, 35243
1 Bedroom$905 - $990
2 Bedrooms$1,060 - $1,185
3 Bedrooms$1,250 - $1,325
Birmingham, Alabama, 35244
1 BedroomUp to $790
2 BedroomsUp to $910
3 BedroomsUp to $1,140
Birmingham, Alabama, 35243
1 Bedroom$860 - $900
2 Bedrooms$1,070 - $1,110
3 Bedrooms$1,255 - $1,275
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Birmingham is a terrific metropolitan area in which to find your new place - it doesn't matter whether you prefer far flung suburbs or dense downtown areas, Birmingham has family friendly apartments available in every price range. Need a certain amenity like a microwave or a dark coral apartment? Use our search filters to find that perfect place in Birmingham.
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Birmingham Apartment Rental Market
Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 20.1% 14.4% +5.7% $10,000 to $14,999 9.7% 8.1% +1.6% $15,000 to $19,999 8.8% 7.4% +1.4% $20,000 to $24,999 8.5% 7.4% +1.1% $25,000 to $29,999 7.7% 7.0% +0.7% $30,000 to $34,999 7.1% 6.7% +0.4% $35,000 to $39,999 6.3% 6.1% +0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 5.1% 5.5% -0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 4.1% 4.8% -0.7% $50,000 to $59,999 6.7% 8.3% -1.6% $60,000 to $74,999 6.5% 8.9% -2.4% $75,000 to $99,999 4.9% 7.7% -2.8% $100,000 to $124,999 2.0% 3.4% -1.4% $125,000 to $149,999 0.9% 1.5% -0.6% $150,000 to $199,999 0.6% 1.3% -0.7% $200,000 or more 1.0% 1.4% -0.4%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.1% 7.5% -0.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 11.7% 12.1% -0.4% 15.0% to 19.9% 12.9% 13.0% -0.1% 20.0% to 24.9% 11.6% 10.9% +0.7% 25.0% to 29.9% 8.5% 8.8% -0.3% 30.0% to 34.9% 6.6% 6.3% +0.3% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.0% 4.5% +0.5% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.7% 6.0% +0.7% 50.0% or more 20.3% 16.9% +3.4% Not computed 9.5% 14.0% -4.5%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.8% 15.5% -1.7% 25 to 34 years 28.6% 26.5% +2.1% 35 to 44 years 22.2% 21.3% +0.9% 45 to 54 years 15.8% 14.3% +1.5% 55 to 64 years 7.8% 8.2% -0.4% 65 to 74 years 6.0% 6.6% -0.6% 75 to 84 years 4.1% 5.4% -1.3% 85 years and over 1.8% 2.2% -0.4%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 45.9% 37.9% +8.0% 30 to 44 minutes 26.4% 24.8% +1.6% 45 to 59 minutes 7.2% 12.8% -5.6% 60 or more minutes 20.4% 24.6% -4.2%
Source: 2000 Census
Founded just after the Civil War as an industrial enterprise, this city was named after a great center of commerce, Birmingham, England. Steel and iron mills were the original core of business and while those industries died away, Birmingham is now the fifth largest banking city in the United States and a major medical center.Birmingham is experiencing something of a rebirth these days.
Around a billion dollars has and is being spent on the downtown area creating a new 'mixed used area. 'The diverse city' is the city's tag line now and should give you an indication of something exciting going on there.
Quaint to Contemporary Neighborhoods
When selecting your Birmingham apartment, there will be may options and neighborhoods to consider. There are both conversions and new builds in the central downtown area and there are plenty of shops and restaurants there too. The Southside area is much more quaint and charming while apartments near the University of Alabama at Birmingham are very affordable and the atmosphere is lively.
Homewood and Hoover both have more gated communities and feel more suburban with parks and festivals. A more upscale neighborhood is the Mountain area which is located further from the city center.
The Cultural Life
Once settled into your Birmingham apartment, you'll want to explore all this great Southern city has to offer. The cultural scene is a well-rounded one with a symphony orchestra, opera, ballet and even film festivals. The art museum is the largest in the state and the city also has a number of historical museums and science museums.
For sports enthusiasts, there are plenty of city parks that provide recreational activities and there are two big state parks within minutes of the city. The University of Alabama provides good sports watching for spectators and is popular amongst city dwellers.
Fried Green Tomatoes
One expects great Southern food in Birmingham, and one gets it! A must visit place is the Irondale Cafe, which was the basis for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, and yes, they do serve great ones there. There's plenty of barbeque at places like Demetri's and Dreamland but splash out every once in a while and visit Little Savannah where the chef visits local farms daily for his meat and produce.
Five Points for Nightlife
Most nightlife in Birmingham centers around either the Five Points area or Lakeview where you'll find alot of jazz clubs. The Nick has late night rock shows or drop by The Grape which is an upscale wine bar. Any area will have a fun place and you'll find your favorite as soon as you get settled into your Birmingham apartment.
Average Apartment Rent in Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Birmingham have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Birmingham apartment cost $729. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Birmingham apartment was $788 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $1,147. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Birmingham rentals listed below.
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What's a good neighborhood for families in Birmingham?
There are some great areas in Birmingham but for people with kids who are trying to find a good neighborhood with good schools, the best areas are definitely Homewood, Vestavia Hills, or Hoover. There are pockets of super places around the city but those are the most consistent and bigger ones.
What's a good neighborhood for a 28 yr old single male to move to?
Homewood will be a nice place to live, it is popular with the younger generation because it is closer to city center, and there is a university and some parks.
What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Birmingham?
Birmingham has many outdoor adventure activities such as paintballing, four wheeling, and hunting, during season. It also has a plethora of parks. Oak Mountain State Park, for example, has a small beach to relax on, wildlife observatories, golf course, and biking routes. With the remains of an entire iron working factory on its grounds, TanneHill Park is a historical park with large numbers of deer, beautiful rivers, and a creek. Ruffner Mountain Nature Center is a nature preserve of over 1,000 acres.