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Birmingham

Alabama’s steel city thrives on innovation.

  • Breweries
  • Historic
  • Affordable
  • Sports
  • Baseball
  • Stadium
  • Outdoors
  • Nature
  • Parks
  • Music
  • College
  • Medical
  • Healthcare
  • Nightlife
  • Golf
  • Hip
  • Trendy
  • Business

As one of the major economic centers of Alabama and one of the signature cities of the Southeast, Birmingham has done an impressive job of adapting to the new demands of the 21st century. The city that once built a reputation as the “Pittsburgh of the South” thanks to a robust steel manufacturing industry is now a hip community attracting entrepreneurs, artists, and innovative personalities. Birmingham remains one of the most active business hubs in the region, with headquarters for everything from banks to biotech firms operating in the city.

The dining, nightlife, and entertainment scenes have all grown rapidly in recent years, and just about everyone in town has an opinion about where to find the best brewery. Gorgeously preserved historic buildings and a pervasive attitude of down-home hospitality have kept Birmingham’s famous southern charm intact as well, creating a unique environment where the best elements of the traditional and the modern complement each other. The surrounding hills and forests provide beautiful scenery as well as unlimited opportunities for outdoor exploration on the weekends.

Explore the City

The historic Clarkson Covered Bridge is just north of Birmingham

The Storyteller Fountain in the Five Points South District

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in Birmingham, AL is $621 for a studio, $848 for one bedroom, $925 for two bedrooms, and $1,155 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Birmingham has increased by 5.3% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 488 $621
1 BR 771 $848
2 BR 1,044 $925
3 BR 1,343 $1,155

Ratings

44 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
24 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
40 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Living in Birmingham

  • Transportation

    Birmingham is served by for major interstate highways, I-20, I-22, I-59, and I-65. These provide for easy accessibility to the city, as well as quick commutes within the Birmingham area. Travel within the area is further accommodated by the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority that provides a system of buses, trolleys, and the paratransit system known as the Metro Area Express. There is yet another easy-to-use transportation system for the downtown area known as DART, or Downtown Area Runabout Transit which runs two circular routes in the business district and a third for the UAB area.

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Homes for Rent in Birmingham, AL

Maybe you’re tired of apartment living, maybe you want more space, or maybe you’ve just always dreamed of living in a house. Whatever it is, you’re looking for houses for rent in Birmingham to find your next home. A rental house is the perfect place to make your own, with plenty of space for your family to grow. With hundreds of thousands of active listings all across the country, Apartments.com can help you find the perfect AL house for rent near you. Click on any rental house listing to find out more about the neighborhood, house features, nearby transit, parking, and more. Take a look at photos, too, and start envisioning how you’ll make your new Birmingham rental house into a home. Let Apartments.com be your foundation while you search for your new rental home in Birmingham, AL.

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