With more than a million people in the metropolitan area, Birmingham is the cultural and economic heart of Alabama. The main geographical feature is Red Mountain, whose iron, coal, and limestone deposits were the city's original sources of wealth and its reasons for being. Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation's most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, growing loft community, a world-class culinary scene and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation!
Birmingham's average apartment rental rate in the city is approximately $730.00. The average 1 bedroom apartment rents for around $625.00 and the average 2 bedroom rents for approximately $700.00. The Average listing price for homes for sale is about $110,500. Popular neighborhoods in the Birmingham area include Southside, Red Mountain, and Huffman.