Homes & Senior Living
The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area offers the best of urban and suburban living located near numerous scenic overlooks, vast woodlands and beautiful rivers and lakes. From the historical Bohemian neighborhoods of Birmingham’s Southside and downtown’s turn of the century terracotta skyscrapers to the fresh suburban communities nestled between the Appalachian ridges, Birmingham-Hoover has a neighborhood to fit your lifestyle.
Birmingham is one of the best places in the nation to live, work and play, according to the non-profit organization Partners for Livable Communities. Birmingham is among its top 11 in a poll on “America’s Most Livable Communities,” due in part to its rich diversity. The city aggressively works to provide all segments of the population with equal access to community assets, and housing is no exemption. The Birmingham area is comprised of a diverse array of neighborhoods with homes designed to suit any taste and budget, from upscale neighborhoods such as Forest Park and Greystone to more modest, affordable housing in communities such as Crestline and Trussville. In fact, Birmingham’s housing market and cost of living are among the most affordable in the Southeast.
As the Birmingham area continues to grow, so do its housing options. Many of the downtown warehouses in metropolitan Birmingham have been converted to modern, ultra-hip condos with loft ceilings and exposed brick. Mansions sit magnificently on estate lots in exclusive neighborhoods, and mid-rise condos offer great views of the city from Red Mountain. A plethora of rental units are also available throughout the city, with prices that range from $250 to more than $1,000 per month, depending upon the location and amenities. For those who prefer rural living, Birmingham’s outskirts provide a wide selection of country estates.
Seniors in need of full-time residential care can choose from a number of high-quality independent and assisted living facilities, retirement homes and continued care facilities. Beautiful properties, friendly and experienced staff, and delicious, home-cooked meals are standard, and most offer a wealth of social programs and community outings.
With so many housing options, it’s no wonder that US News and World Report ranked Birmingham as one of the top 25 cities where homeowners fare best.