Birmingham couples the charm of a small town with the amenities of an urban area, and boasts a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown that offers one of the Midwest's premiere shopping districts.
The City of Birmingham is located approximately halfway between the City of Detroit and the City of Pontiac, in Oakland County. Easily accessible to all major freeways and the airport, Birmingham is also bordered by Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak, and Troy.
Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 20,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, the community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an urban area.
Nestled amid some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs, Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social, and cultural activities. The city has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown that offers one of the Midwest’s premiere shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, it is has wonderfully diverse assortment of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theatres and a centrally located park complete the city center.
Birmingham appreciates art and culture in its many forms. Residents can spend a summer evening listening to a concert in the park, attend one of the many festivals or music concerts, take a Sunday morning stroll at the Farmers’ Market, browse galleries, or take in the latest movies at one of the two theatres. The city has a variety of public art sculptures arranged around the city, as well as the annual Birmingham In Stitches, a community-based public art installation event that promotes existing public art programs, such as the CityScapes program, and engages the broader community in public art. Birmingham is also home to the Baldwin Public Library and the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park, established in 2001 at the former Marion and Harry Allen House and surrounding four acres and features the oldest house in Oakland County.
The recreational amenities are plentiful, with over 20 parks offering passive and active recreational opportunities, from tennis courts, two municipal golf courses, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, playground equipment and picnic areas. A wooded trail system, urban bike paths, and the Rouge River all also wind their way through the heart of the City.