Birmingham is located in Michigan's Southeastern Oakland County. Everything you need in both a residential and business community is at your fingertips in Birmingham. You'll fall in love with this upscale, affluent community and its wonderful neighborhoods where you can find Southeast Michigan real estate for sale. With a population of just under 20,000, you'll enjoy a friendly, small-town atmosphere. If you're thinking of relocating your business, Birmingham is friendly to business owners and welcomes new businesses.
Owners of Southeast Michigan real estate in Birmingham generally enjoy rising real estate property values. You'll find many different architectural style homes including both historical and modern homes.
Some of the home styles in Birmingham include:
Whatever your needs, you can find any size or style of home when you're looking for Southeast Michigan real estate in Birmingham. Looking for new construction? There are still some building lots available.
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Birmingham residents enjoy a good quality of life. The 2007 estimated population was 19,200 and the average age is 41.4. Approximately 90.7% of citizens have completed some college. The median family income was $124,596 and the average home price was $386,287. Birmingham is a safe city and enjoys a low crime rate.
Owners of Southeast Michigan real estate in Birmingham will enjoy the mild year round temperatures. You'll find an average temperature of 66° May through September. The air quality index runs about 90.7 which is great for getting out and about. The mild warm weather is perfect for outdoor sports and recreational activities. If you love boating, you can spend the day on beautiful Quarton Lake. Take a leisurely day and go boating, fishing, hiking, biking, or just walking through the many parks. You can also play golf at one of the city's golf courses which are only open to Birmingham residents, business owners and their employees and guests.
Winters are relatively mild with an average of 35° October through April. Birmingham residents love their winter sports! There are many winter sports available in the area such as cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snow shoeing, sledding or snowmobiling. You can ice skate or play ice hockey at the Ice Sports Arena. Check out the year round Local Event Guide for the current winter activities scheduled. Homeowners have a myriad of things to do year round, so come home to Birmingham!
The downtownBirmingham Principal Shopping District is one of the premiere Midwest shopping areas for home owners of Southeast Michigan real estate. Have a relaxing day of shopping while you meander along tree-lined streets that are pedestrian friendly. You'll find antiques, clothing, art galleries, movie theaters and specialty shops to tempt you. Have a quick lunch or leisurely dinner at one of the fine restaurants and sample the local cuisine, or just stop for coffee at one of the coffee shops.
Birmingham is easily accessible to major freeways. Do you work in Detroit or anywhere in the metro area? You'll find commuting into the city easy since Birmingham is located just 7 miles north of Detroit.Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides local and regional bus transportation. If you need to travel for business or pleasure, the Detroit Metropolitan International Airport is only a short 28 mile ride. Do you commute to Chicago? The 300 mile Wolverine AMTRAC Train runs between Detroit and Chicago and stops in Birmingham three times a day.
Four pioneers got together in 1818 and purchased the first 640 acres of land that was part of Bloomfield Township. The first founders were John Hamilton, John West Hunter, Benjamin Pierce and Elijah Willits. At its inception, the community was a manufacturing based economy. The town was a short 7 miles north of Detroit and easily accessible. It had foundries, factories and varied other local businesses of that era. In 1836 Rowell Merrill, a foundry owner, suggested naming the community after Birmingham, England. Rowell Merrill thought Birmingham would soon become an industrial hub. The name "Birmingham" was adopted in 1838 and was incorporated as the City of Birmingham in 1932.
Rowell Merrill didn't quite have it right because Birmingham did not become an industrial hub. Instead, a relocation boom was created due to wealthy Detroit business owners looking for a better lifestyle for themselves and their families when they purchased Southeast Michigan real estate. The town became a peaceful bedroom community that offered a quieter, upscale lifestyle. With the influx of new residents, there were many local businesses opened to support the growing community.
You'll love the lifestyle in Birmingham! It is conducive to many year-round activities. This upscale community has been called one of the "20 Most Walkable" cities in the country. Its lovely shady, tree-lined streets will make walking fun and living here even better.
There are22 spacious parks in the area. The 15 acre Kenning Park is the largest with 3 little league diamonds, 4 tennis courts, 1 softball diamond, Ice Sports Arena, Skate Park and the Birmingham Racquet Club. Your family will find plenty of picnic areas and playgrounds for family and social gatherings. Get a group together for a quick game of softball. Do you like to play tennis? You can have year-round fun at the Birmingham Tennis Bubble, one of the popular indoor tennis courts.
There are over 200 golf courses within a 30 mile radius of Birmingham. If you are an avid golfer, you can play at either of the two municipal golf courses in Birmingham.Lincoln Hills and Springdale are both 9-hole golf courses. If a private club is what you desire, you can join Birmingham Country Club and Oakland Hill Country Club.
The Lincoln Hills golf course takes on an entirely different feel in winter. Here you can cross country ski, sled or toboggan on the golf course in winter. There is even a wonderful place to ice skate or play ice hockey at the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena.
Additionally, there are 12 other golf courses that are within a short 10 mile radius. No matter the time of year…there are activities and sports available for every age group when you own Southeast Michigan real estate.
The residents of Birmingham take pride in their local art and cultural activities. Take in an exhibit at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center or participate in any of the art workshops taught by regional artists. Each spring on Mother's Day weekend, the Arts Center presents the Birmingham Fine Arts Festival in downtown Birmingham. There are many activities, booths filled with artwork and even a silent auction…it's definitely a community event you won't want to miss!
If you enjoy taking in a Broadway musical or play, go see The Village Players of Birmingham. Your musical senses will soar when you hear one of the concerts and events at the Birmingham - Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra has been providing residents wonderful music for 32 years.
Looking for a special book? You'll find the Baldwin Public Library has just about anything you could wish for.
Museum enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park. The museum offers patrons a glimpse of what the pioneer days were like for the first settlers of Birmingham. You'll have fun visiting the two historical buildings in the park: The 1928 Allen House and the 1822 John West Hunter House.
Birmingham has a school system that provides a great atmosphere for learning and academic achievement. The majority of residents have a college degree. You'll find some of the finest schools in the country here. Students boast a 98% plus high school graduation rate. With the excellent educational system, students excel on both state and national aptitude tests. In addition to the public school system, Birmingham has many private schools with excellent reputations such as the renowned Cranbrook Schools, Roeper and Country Day Schools. Michigan State University southeast education office is located at 2436 W. Lincoln St in Birmingham.
You'll find Birmingham is centrally located and has many additional sights to see and things to do that are within a short 20 miles of home. Your family and friends will have fun visiting amusement parks, water parks, racetracks, snowmobiling or skiing. Spend the day strolling through an art, science or history museum.
You can take the family to the Detroit Zoo which is only 6 miles away in Royal Oak.
There are beach towns where you can spend the day relaxing while soaking up the sun. You can bring a picnic lunch and watch the boats or grab a rod and do some serious fishing. Take a leisurely stroll out and visit one of the many lighthouses in the area. No matter the activity…you'll have loads of fun at one of these beach towns.
Location, affluent, upscale community, small-town atmosphere, excellent schools, great shopping…Birmingham has it all! Are you ready for more information about how to make Birmingham your home? Contact Lee Morof today!
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