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About Birmingham, AL


About Birmingham - "The Magic City"


With a population of close to 212,000 people living in the city, Birmingham is the largest city of Alabama according to census projections. Although, the city of Huntsville is expected to take the first position in about 10 years.

Birmingham is the home to one of the oldest baseball stadium in the whole of the USA, the Rickwood Field.

Birmingham is the only location that has three major natural raw materials for the making and production of steel naturally occurring within a 10-mile radius to one another - Coal, Limestone and Iron ore.

The city is the pioneer celebrants of the Veterans Day and still hosts the largest veteran day celebration in the country.

The only blast furnace site in the country to have ever been restored for public use is the Sloss furnace in Birmingham. The industrial site is now a museum and venue for holding concerts and various festivals. It has the honor of being listed as one of the top 100 places on Earth for paranormal activity.

According to the Guinness world record book, Barber Motorsports Park is home to the largest motorcycle museum and it's located just outside of the city limits.

When it comes to having fun and spending a beautiful day out with your family or your partner, paddle boating at the Oat Mountain is the best place to experience these heavenly natural resources. Also, there is a zip line at the red mountain at the Cahaba river if you are more of a dare devil type. The tube floating also at the Cahaba River is a great spot to enjoy your day out. If you are more of the conservative type, there is a railroad park which is 19 acres in size with good outdoor events and activities like ponds, small skate park, and a canopied plaza right in the middle of downtown Birmingham.

There is a botanical garden in the heart of the city which has a serene environment filled with natural goodness of life such as dozens of rose beds, lots of foliage, secluded trails, and nice restaurants for you and your loved ones near Mountain Brook Village. But the view from Ruffner Mountain is the best view in the whole city.

If you have never experienced riding on a light train then you have to experience the state of the art Light-Rail project that not only serves as a means of transporting citizens across different locations but also as a good spot for taking great pictures of the color tunnels and LED artwork. Presently there are 4 Light-Rail projects in Birmingham. 2 have been completed and ready for use while the other two will be ready for launch and use by the community pretty soon.

Also if you are looking for a place to live that won't dip a hole in your pocket then Birmingham is a good choice. According to statistics from Forbes and Kiplinger, the city ranks as the 12th most affordable metro area and the fifth most affordable to renters.

Birmingham has lots of great publications such as Cooking right, Country Living, Coastal Living or Cooking with Paula Deen. The city is also the home to headquarters to Regions, BBVA Compass, as well as the largest employer in Alabama - The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center - which is one of the premier international medical centers in the world.


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Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL
City Lights
City Lights
Downtown
Downtown
Alabama Theatre
Alabama Theatre
Interstate 22
Interstate 22
Regions Field
Regions Field


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