Birmingham Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Birmingham’s motto is “A Walkable Community,” so visitors may stroll among a diverse variety of stores and restaurants. The vibe is upscale; featuring desirable luxury chains along with highly-curated local boutiques and establishments.

 

The town is known for its high-end and historic homes, and a number of renovated houses and other types of residences also dot the area. Housing prices per square foot are among the highest in Oakland County, and the schools are top-notch.

The downtown district is full of approximately 300 retailers and 60 restaurants. During the summer months the city takes advantage of the warm weather by offering several fun activities. These include the Day in the Town street fair and sidewalk sale in July; Birmingham movie nights in June, July and August; and a Birmingham Cruising Event in August. Cold weather happenings consist of a holiday tree lighting in November and a Birmingham Winter Market in December. Many local agricultural products are available at the Birmingham Farmers Market, which hosts events such as the Corn Festival in August and the Harvest Festival in September.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

Families, professionals. A very upscale and distinguished community with plenty of good taste and sophistication. Birmingham ranks with some of America's wealthiest communities.

Market

Currently a buyers’ market, with average home values just more than $400,000. Many homes are priced over $1 million.

Lifestyle

Walkability, great schools, private school options, many parks, designer and boutique shopping, suburban but easy access to Detroit and surrounding communities, historic downtown.

You'll Love

Charming and well-kept downtown district, beautiful parks, some of the area's best public schools, professional neighbors, exclusive social scene.

Perfect For

Suburban living, design enthusiasts, raising a family, commuting to and from Detroit.

Around the Area

Numerous parks boost the quality of life for Birmingham residents. This includes Quarton Lake Park on the west side of the city, which circles Quarton Lake and is fed by the Rouge River.

The top-rated Birmingham Public Schools operates three high schools, two middle schools and eight elementary schools. The school district serves Birmingham proper as well as parts of adjacent municipalities. A number of top-notch private schools also call Birmingham home--these include the Eton Academy and the Roeper School.

The city sits along the Woodward Corridor, which starts in downtown Detroit and links suburbs all the way to Pontiac. Additional retail can be found in neighboring Troy; home to the upscale Somerset Collection mall. While Birmingham prides itself on its walkability, city leaders are developing a multi-modal transportation strategy. The objective is to facilitate bikers, pedestrians and users of other transit types in navigating the community.

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