Birmingham - A Walkable Community
Birmingham is Truly a Place To "Live, Shop, and Play"
Birmingham is energetic and thriving; it covers 4.73 square miles with a population of approximately 20,000. Birmingham is the 66th largest community in Michigan and is bordered by Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak and Troy. Although it situated amid some of the nation’s most prosperous suburbs, it is still able to maintain the feel of a small town. It is also known for its nature, some of which include urban bike paths, a wooded trail system, twenty-six parks covering two hundred and thirty acres of land, (which is ten percent of the city’s total acreage), and a ten acre environment center. Birmingham’s founders envisioned that it would become an abundant industrial mecca, much like its forebear in England. The city did become and indeed remains great, but for many other reasons and no matter where you live, you are always close to it’s downtown.
There’s a plethora of things to do in this City, whether it’s perusing the downtown shops, listening to a concert in the park, or spending a Sunday morning at the Farmers Market, you’ll never run out of things to do in this trendy city.
Community Profile: http://semcog.org/Community-Profiles/Communities/2030
There are seven primary and secondary schools. One of the finest schools is Ernest W. Seaholm High School, with a rating of ten and has 1,278 students and are part of Birmingham Public Schools and there is also a variety of private schools which include: Holy Name, Eton Academy, Our Shepherd Lutheran, and Roeper School. https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamPublicSchools/
These are only some of the reasons that this fabulous city is on the following lists:
A Pedestrian and Pet-Friendly Hub For Business, Social, Family, and Cultural Activities.
Downtown Birmingham is a pedestrian and pet-friendly hub for business, social, family, and cultural activities. It’s downtown is comprised of over three hundred retailers, which includes a diverse range of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. It is also known as the city of artists because it has more artists, designers, and people working in the media than ninety percent of the communities in America, which helps to form it’s character. Additionally, it has more residents who work in computers and math than ninety-five percent of the communities in the US. In it’s early days, the downtown businesses were set up to accommodate people traveling from Detroit to Pontiac. Now, it is a shopper’s paradise with a myriad of stores to choose from as well as a “foodies” dream city because of the plethora of trendy restaurants and hot spots.
Video of downtown: https://youtu.be/GL6z66_csYQ
Downtown website: http://www.enjoybirmingham.com/
History & Character
Beyond Culture and Nature, Birmingham Has History and Character as Well!
Birmingham is located approximately halfway between the City of Detroit and the City of Pontiac. As a result of its location, business owners set up shop there so they could serve those traveling back and forth during the 1800’s. Remnants of these roots are still evident in many of the houses; those of which feature wide front porches, parlors, and carriage houses. However, don’t let the history fool you; the housing style is as diverse as its downtown retailers. You can find anything from modern, ranch, colonial, bungalows, and new construction. Several famous people have also called Birmingham home, such as, Tim Allen, David Spade, Same Raimi, Mike Posner, and Shane Battier.
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