Welcome to Birmingham
A beautiful and lively community located in the northern Detroit suburbs
Those looking for a gorgeous suburban community to call home will immediately fall in love with Birmingham. With a fun and convivial atmosphere, it is easy to see why residents enjoy the area so much. It is located in Oakland County and has a population of 21,201. The town is situated approximately 19 miles outside of Detroit.
In addition to its fun personality, the town is most known for its excellent schools, plentiful spots for outdoor recreation, convenient shopping, and exceptional dining. It is an all-encompassing town with so much to do and see at any given time. These features also make it a family-friendly locale.
Homes in Birmingham vary significantly in size, style, and year of construction. You can find everything from quaint homes built in the 40s and 50s to spacious new builds that are modern and innovative. This diverse selection of properties adds to each neighborhood’s charming and eclectic feel. As a more premier community, the current median list price for homes in the area is $775,000.
What to Love
- Easy commute to Detroit
- Wonderful schools
- Ample spots for outdoor recreation
People & Lifestyle
Birmingham can easily be deemed one of the area’s most fun and lively suburbs. There is always a festival, community sports game, or other exciting activity going on. Whether you fancy a day of leisurely shopping and dining or adventurous outdoor recreation, enjoyment awaits.
This community is also a top spot for commuters. With a quick 19 mile drive to Detroit, getting to and from work is a breeze. Being so close to the city, it is also a fast drive for those who enjoy crossing the border into Canada on their days off.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Get ready to live amongst some of the Detroit area’s best spots for both shopping and dining. Whatever you need or desire is always minutes from home.
In town, you’ll find an exceptional selection of local, regional, and nationally-owned stores. Just off East Maple Road, you can pick up groceries at Whole Foods Market or complete your errand run at Target. Other top shopping destinations in Birmingham include Kohl’s, Kroger, Petco, The Home Depot, Milieu, Scandia Home, Ethan Allen, and Cristions Fine Linen & Down.
If you are someone who loves dining out, Birmingham is the place to be. Scattered throughout the city are excellent dining establishments for every palate. Make reservations at local favorites, including Rugby Grille
, 220 Merrill
, Phoenicia Restaurant
, Bistro Joe’s
, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
, Sidecar Slider Bar
, Tallulah Wine Bar & Bistro
, and Sy Thai Cafe
Things to Do
Birmingham is full of all kinds of activities and amusements. Every individual interest is sure to be satisfied with the abundance of fun things to do in the city.
Seasonally, don’t miss out on the freshest produce and locally made goods that can be purchased from the Birmingham Farmers Market. The market is held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sundays. When the weather is warm, don’t miss out on the enjoyment that you can have on Quarton Lake. Here, you can go fishing on the pier and hiking on the nearby trails. You can also take in awe-inspiring views of the waterfalls that reside on the lake.
Want to learn more about the history of your new city? Then be sure to visit The Birmingham Museum
. Also, plan a visit to places such as the Birmingham Country Club
—where you can play 18 holes of golf, go swimming, and enjoy a fantastic meal—Linden Park, Springdale Golf Course, Booth Park, and Poppleton Park.
Birmingham is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: