BEST KNOWN FORDowntown Shopping & Nightlife
Birmingham offers plenty of varied entertainment including art galleries, breweries, comedy clubs, dance studios, movie theatres, and more. A destination for great shopping, Birmingham boasts not only big name stores, but also plenty of local boutique shops, resale and consignment shops, specialty grocery stores, and antique shops.
Serious foodies love Birmingham for the variety of restaurants. There are over 90 restaurants within five miles of the downtown area, all diverse fare including French, Belgian, Greek, Japanese, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, and Thai.
From upscale restaurants like Rugby Grille and Big Rock Chop House, to greasy spoon diners like Greek Islands Coney and Shish Kabob Xpress, there’s something for every taste bud and every wallet size.
Birmingham is located on historic Woodward Avenue, with easy access to freeways and just a short drive to Downtown Detroit. Average commute time to work is just 22 minutes, shorter than the national average of 25 minutes.
Median household income is nearly $102,000, and median family income is nearly $128,000. More economic and census information for Birmingham can be found here.
Birmingham is proud to boast 22 parks with over 230 acres covering 10% of the city’s total acreage. The parks are usually set in the midst of individual neighborhoods. You can find space for peaceful contemplation, walking paths, playscapes for kids, soccer and baseball fields.
The City of Birmingham received the Promoting Active Communities Award from the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports in 2007 (Bronze Level), 2008 (Gold Level), 2009 (Gold Level), and 2010 (Gold Level - one of only six in the State).
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