516 apartments for rent in Birmingham, AL
Located in Jefferson county and the largest city in the state of Alabama, Birmingham is a great place to rent an apartment. Whether you want to be in the middle of downtown or in one of the many fast growing suburbs, you will find a Birmingham apartment that makes you feel right at home. There is always something to do in this vibrant and diverse city. Enjoy the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team and the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The Cahaba River, which flows through Birmingham, is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and bird watching. Enjoy more outdoor fun at Oak Mountain State Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Racing fans will enjoy Barber Motorsports Park, a 2.3 mile road course for motorcycle and car racing.
If indoors is more your thing, you’ll will not lack for entertainment. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute offers a look at Birmingham’s sometimes controversial past. The Civil Rights District is a six-block history lesson showing the important role that Birmingham played in the history of civil rights. The McWane Center, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and Vulcan Park and Museum are just a few more places to enjoy in Birmingham.
Once the industrial center of the South, Birmingham was known for its steel and iron production. Today it is more known for its excellent medical research and patient care centering around the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. U.S. News and World Report listed UAB Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals in 2009-2010. UAB is ranked in the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities by the Princeton Review. Samford University, Birmingham Southern, and Jeff State are all located in the Birmingham area.
Just south of the city or “Over the Mountain” as the locals say, you will find many of Birmingham’s most affluent suburbs; Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, and Hoover. Further south on US 280 corridor is Inverness, offering upscale living, dining, and shopping. West of Birmingham in Bessemer, where you can visit Alabama Adventure, Alabama’s only theme park, and the famous Bright Star Restaurant. Drive north and you will find Gardendale and Fultondale, or go east towards Atlanta to Trussville, a fast-growing community with a small town feel.
Bordering Jefferson County is Shelby County, the fastest growing county in Alabama. Shelby County contains three cities that have been listed in Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Places to Live; Calera, Alabaster, and Helena. Quiet, friendly neighborhoods, scenic countryside mixed with old town charm — the cities in Shelby County provide great places to live, work, and plenty of play. Ice skate inside at the Pelham Civic Complex or enjoy live entertainment at Verizon Wireless Music Center, the largest outdoor music center in Alabama.
Whether in Birmingham or in any of the surrounding areas you are bound to find a place you will love to call “home.”