Birmingham

A suburb with community vibes in Oakland County with access to Detroit.

Welcome to Birmingham

A suburb with community vibes in Oakland County with access to Detroit
 
With its tree-lined streets, Birmingham is located near a central hub of activity and opportunity known by some as “Michigan’s Main Street.” Birmingham’s small-town vibes and a pedestrian-friendly downtown have made it one of “the country’s most walkable communities,” so it boasts a village appeal that attracts all types of residents, even the most skeptical city dwellers.
 
When four diligent pioneers purchased four parcels of land in 1818 in what would become Birmingham, they broke the mold by focusing their efforts on establishing a manufacturing-based economy rather than one focused on agriculture. By the 1860s, Birmingham had left manufacturing behind to become the lively, pedestrian, and family-friendly village that we know today. 
 
Today, this dense suburb is dotted with numerous picturesque home styles that complement the village atmosphere — these range from French Chateau and Country to English Manor and Craftsman to Prairie Style and Mountain Modern. The balanced market, wide range of appealing home styles, community environment, and numerous amenities all make Birmingham an ideal place to live.
 

Things to Love

  • Compact, walkable small town
  • Countless parks, coffee shops, boutiques, eateries, and more
  • Some of Michigan’s top educational opportunities
 

People and Lifestyle

Flanked by some of Michigan’s most affluent suburbs, the village of Birmingham is renowned for its walkability — the entire village clocks in at 4.8 square miles — as well as its peaceful but lively local color. A majority of the people who live here have college degrees and work in a corporate capacity. Complete with an excellent school system, Birmingham is a top choice for any family or professional.
 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Replete with cafes, shopping plazas, boutiques, and dining establishments, the small neighborhood of Birmingham doesn’t lack things to do. There are activities ideal for anyone, from families to young professionals. 
 
The shopping and entertainment scene in Birmingham ensures there’s never a dull moment. Check out Caruso Caruso, a shop for Detroit, Michigan enthusiasts, or Dolce Moda, an upscale fashion brand — unless the athleisure label Lululemon is more your speed. Downtown also offers a deluxe furniture store, West Elm, and the David Klein Gallery for a jaunt into the flourishing arts and culture scene.
 
Afterward, check out any number of award-winning and delicious restaurants. Stroll over to Phoenicia Restaurant, named the best restaurant in Birmingham by the Detroit Free Press, or Luxe Bar and Grill, Hunter House Hamburgers, Commonwealth Cafe, and Streetside Seafood, which range from more elegant dining to fun, family-friendly options.
 

Things to Do

Even beyond dining establishments and galleries, Birmingham offers a wealth of options. Soak up some fresh air in one of the village’s many green spaces, or plan a day excursion to some of the area’s best festivals and events.
 
An annual all-day event, Day on the Town boasts street-side shops, pop-up shops, and entertainment, delicious cuisine from local markets, and more. Stroll along the scenic village streets to grab a glimpse of all Birmingham has to offer. For a more regular event, try the Birmingham Farmers Market, which is brimming with homegrown and locally sourced foods and fresh produce as well as craft goods.
 
For an elegant experience brimming with options such as a competition golf course, athletic swimming pools, and more, visit the Birmingham Country Club, which above all else, offers gorgeously scenic vistas. Or check out Shain Park, a local must-see example of Birmingham’s wonderful access to nature and outdoor activities featuring a performance venue, playgrounds, fields, and more.
 

Schools

Birmingham and its adjacent communities are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
  • Seaholm High School, a top public school in Michigan
  • Cranbrook Schools
  • Detroit Country Day
  • The Roeper School
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Marian High School
 
 
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Featured Properties In the Area

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793 PLEASANT Street Birmingham MI 48009

$6,499,000

793 PLEASANT Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 8,740 Sq.Ft.

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220 LAKE PARK Drive Birmingham MI 48009

$6,199,000

220 LAKE PARK Drive, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 10,012 Sq.Ft.

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34901 WOODWARD AVE STE 500 Birmingham MI 48009

$4,300,000

34901 WOODWARD AVE STE 500, Birmingham, MI 48009

3 Beds 3.1 Baths 3,300 Sq.Ft.

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1333 FAIRFAX Street Birmingham MI 48009

$4,150,000

1333 FAIRFAX Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 7.1 Baths 5,893 Sq.Ft.

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495 VINEWOOD AVE Birmingham MI 48009

$3,975,000

495 VINEWOOD AVE, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 7.2 Baths 5,550 Sq.Ft.

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685 FAIRFAX Street Birmingham MI 48009

$3,625,000

685 FAIRFAX Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 6.2 Baths 6,027 Sq.Ft.

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1295 LAKESIDE Drive Birmingham MI 48009

$3,450,000

1295 LAKESIDE Drive, Birmingham, MI 48009

4 Beds 5.1 Baths 5,125 Sq.Ft.

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487 ARLINGTON Street Birmingham MI 48009

$3,300,000

487 ARLINGTON Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

4 Beds 4.2 Baths 5,638 Sq.Ft.

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1320 SUFFIELD Avenue Birmingham MI 48009

$3,300,000

1320 SUFFIELD Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 5,278 Sq.Ft.

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1192 Lake Park Drive Birmingham MI 48009

$3,299,000

1192 Lake Park Drive, Birmingham, MI 48009

4 Beds 4.1 Baths 4,667 Sq.Ft.

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388 GREENWOOD Street Birmingham MI 48009

$3,100,000

388 GREENWOOD Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 5,758 Sq.Ft.

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1141 FAIRFAX Street Birmingham MI 48009

$3,100,000

1141 FAIRFAX Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 5,275 Sq.Ft.

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369 N OLD WOODWARD AVE UNIT 405 Avenue Birmingham MI 48009

$2,960,000

369 N OLD WOODWARD AVE UNIT 405 Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009

2 Beds 3.1 Baths 3,368 Sq.Ft.

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1016 LAKE PARK Drive Birmingham MI 48009

$2,750,000

1016 LAKE PARK Drive, Birmingham, MI 48009

4 Beds 4.2 Baths 6,208 Sq.Ft.

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369 N OLD WOODWARD AVE UNIT 301 Avenue Birmingham MI 48009

$2,560,000

369 N OLD WOODWARD AVE UNIT 301 Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009

3 Beds 2.1 Baths 3,580 Sq.Ft.

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309 ARLINGTON Road Birmingham MI 48009

$2,500,000

309 ARLINGTON Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

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780 GREENWOOD Street Birmingham MI 48009

$2,499,000

780 GREENWOOD Street, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 5.2 Baths 4,835 Sq.Ft.

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1291 SUFFIELD Avenue Birmingham MI 48009

$2,499,000

1291 SUFFIELD Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009

5 Beds 5.1 Baths 5,645 Sq.Ft.

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369 N OLD WOODWARD AVE UNIT 401 Avenue Birmingham MI 48009

$2,400,000

369 N OLD WOODWARD AVE UNIT 401 Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009

2 Beds 2.1 Baths 3,580 Sq.Ft.

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34901 Woodward Ave #2 Birmingham MI 48009

$2,299,000

34901 Woodward Ave #2, Birmingham, MI 48009

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,363 Sq.Ft.

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