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Located along Woodward Avenue, Michigan’s Main Street, Birmingham is centrally located within Oakland County and Metro Detroit. Named one of the country’s “Top 20 Most Walkable Communities”, Birmingham maintains a small-town feel while offering the recreational and cultural advantages of a prosperous urban area.

Birmingham’s lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offers one of the midwest’s premier shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, downtown Birmingham offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of boutiques and national retailers, restaurants, gift shops, jewelers, salons, spas, art galleries, and antiques. Movie theaters and two beautiful parks complete the city center.

The City of Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 21,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, this community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an affluent urban area. Nestled amid some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs, downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities. With an appreciation for art and culture in its many forms, visitors can spend a summer evening listening to a concert in the park, attend one of their many festivals, take a Sunday morning stroll through the Farmers Market, browse art galleries or take in the latest movies at one of Birmingham’s two theatres.

Birmingham’s recreational amenities are plentiful, with over 26 parks offering passive and active recreational opportunities. Tennis courts, two golf courses, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playground equipment and picnic areas await you in Birmingham. A wooded trail system, urban bike paths and the Rouge River all wind their way through the heart of the City.

Birmingham School District places an extremely high value on education. As one of the best school districts in the state, the Birmingham Public Schools staff is continuously striving to outdo themselves. As a result, their schools have always ranked among the highest achieving in the state of Michigan.

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