Birmingham

Birmingham Alabama skyline

Birmingham

Now is a great time to add Birmingham real estate to your investment portfolio.  Birmingham home prices are currently at historically low levels. Below are just a few of the reason why you should buy investment property in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • It is one of the most affordable cities in the U.S. to live.
  • Home prices are currently at historically low levels.
  • It is one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern U.S.
  • It ranks 54th in population among the nation’s top 268 metropolitan areas.
  • The local economy is diversified with manufacturing, higher education, medical professions, and banking being among the top employers.
  • It has three universities, four junior colleges, three technical schools, & three religious training schools.
  • 46 percent of the population are renters.
  • Rental rates vs. home values allow for excellent cash flow opportunities.
  • Rental rates are on the rise.
  • Rental unit demand is currently high.

The City of Birmingham, Alabama, is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama. Birmingham is the largest city in the state with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089.

Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the cross-section of two major railroads, the city was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. At the height of the nation’s manufacturing age, the city grew so fast in population, it was called the “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation!

Birmingham SkylineBirmingham also boasts 99 historic neighborhoods and is often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. The average (high) temperature in the city is 65°; the average low is 51°. The city is centrally located in the southeast and easily accessible to major hubs in the region.

Birmingham Stats:

  • Ranks 13th among the largest southeastern metropolitan areas
  • Represents 24 percent of Alabama’s total population
  • Represents 31 percent of Alabama’s total payroll dollars
  • Ranks 48th in population among the nation’s top 300 metropolitan areas
  • Home to 40,680 Businesses

Some of Birmingham’s Largest Employers:

University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
Baptist Medical Centers
BellSouth
Honda Manufacturing Plant
Mercedes – Benz Manufacturing Plant
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Protective Life Insurance Headquarters
Regions Bank, NA. Headquarters
Wells Fargo Bank
BBVA Compass Bank
Alabama Power Company Headquarters
Books-A-Million Headquarters
Energen Corporation
SONAT Corporation

Local Area Attractions:

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District, which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre.

The Historic Alabama Theater is a movie palace in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1927 by Paramount’s Publix Theatre chain as its flagship theater for the southeastern region of the United States. Seating 2,500 people at the time, it was the largest in the Birmingham Theatre district. The district was once home to a myriad of large theaters that featured vaudeville, performing arts, nickelodeons, and large first-run movie palaces. The Alabama is the only district theater still operating today. Built to show silent films, the Alabama still features its original Wurlitzer theater organ.

The Barbers Motor Sports Museum and Park iis a 740 acres multi-purpose racing facility located on the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Alabama,near Leeds. It was built by George Barber, and includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. It has been the site of the IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama since 2010 season. Barber is also the home of the North American Porsche Driving School and the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School.

Birmingham, AL view from Railroad Park Railroad Park is a 19-acre park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, that opened in the fall of 2010. It was designed by landscape architect Tom Leader and built by Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie. The park lies immediately south of the Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines through downtown Birmingham.

Properties In and Around Birmingham:

New

1822 15th St N

$ 24.000
1822 5th Street N, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 1192 Sq. Ft. Built 1947 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY! [more]
1822 5th Street N, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 1192 Sq. Ft. Built 1947 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY! [more]
brittany

2213 2nd Pl NE

$ 86.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 2213 2nd Pl Proforma Information containe [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 2213 2nd Pl Proforma Information containe [more]
31 1.183 ft2full info
sbethea
7
New

109 72nd St N

$ 11.900
109 72nd Street N, Birmingham, AL 35206 3 BR / 1 BA 1120 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $11,900 CONTACT STORMY TODA [more]
109 72nd Street N, Birmingham, AL 35206 3 BR / 1 BA 1120 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $11,900 CONTACT STORMY TODA [more]
brittany

1002 Meadowood Ave

$ 107.900
Monthly Rent: $1,050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 1002 Meadowood Ave Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 1002 Meadowood Ave Proforma Information [more]
31 1.066 ft2full info
sbethea
1
New

829 Candy Lane NE

$ 69.900
829 Candy Lane NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 2 BA 1182 Sq. Ft. Built 1980 Rented Section 8 for $840/Month SALE PR [more]
829 Candy Lane NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 2 BA 1182 Sq. Ft. Built 1980 Rented Section 8 for $840/Month SALE PR [more]
brittany
14
New

2116 46th Pl Ensley

$ 21.900
2116 46th Pl Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 2 BR / 1 BA 1024 Sq. Ft. Built 1925 Rented Section 8 for $550/Month SALE [more]
2116 46th Pl Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 2 BR / 1 BA 1024 Sq. Ft. Built 1925 Rented Section 8 for $550/Month SALE [more]
brittany
27
New

7836 Division Ave

$ 34.900
7836 Division Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35206 3 BR / 1 BA 1452 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $695/Month SALE PRICE: $3 [more]
7836 Division Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35206 3 BR / 1 BA 1452 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $695/Month SALE PRICE: $3 [more]
brittany
17
New

2518 Ave K

$ 28.000
2518 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL 35218 2 BR / 1 BA 1008 Sq. Ft. Built 1940 Rented Section 8 for $600/Month SALE PRICE: [more]
2518 Avenue K, Birmingham, AL 35218 2 BR / 1 BA 1008 Sq. Ft. Built 1940 Rented Section 8 for $600/Month SALE PRICE: [more]
brittany
New

2713 Sher Tom Rd

$ 56.000
2713 Sher Tom Road, Adamsville, AL 35005 2 BR / 2 BA 1643 Sq. Ft. Built 1958 SALE PRICE: $56,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
2713 Sher Tom Road, Adamsville, AL 35005 2 BR / 2 BA 1643 Sq. Ft. Built 1958 SALE PRICE: $56,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
brittany

245 13th Ave NE

$ 86.900
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 245 13th Ave Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 245 13th Ave Proforma Information contain [more]
31 1.104 ft2full info
sbethea
11
New

911 7th Street

$ 13.900
911 7th Street, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 900 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 SALE PRICE: $12,500 CONTACT DAVID TODAY!! ( [more]
911 7th Street, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 900 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 SALE PRICE: $12,500 CONTACT DAVID TODAY!! ( [more]
brittany

506 Vardar Ln

$ 136.900
Monthly Rent: $1,295 Annual Rent: $15,540 Check out the full proforma here: 506 Vardar Ln Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,295 Annual Rent: $15,540 Check out the full proforma here: 506 Vardar Ln Proforma Information cont [more]
32 1.213 ft2full info
sbethea
New

4348 Sunnybrook Dr

$ 34.900
4348 Sunnybrook Drive, Montgomery, AL 36108 3 BR / 2 BA                     1,596 Sq. Ft Built in 1967 SALE PRICE: [more]
4348 Sunnybrook Drive, Montgomery, AL 36108 3 BR / 2 BA                     1,596 Sq. Ft Built in 1967 SALE PRICE: [more]
brittany
New

1169 Five Mile Road

$ 54.900
1169 Five Mile Road, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA SALE PRICE: $54,900 CONTACT HELEN TODAY!! (205) 377-7272 hc&# [more]
1169 Five Mile Road, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA SALE PRICE: $54,900 CONTACT HELEN TODAY!! (205) 377-7272  [more]
brittany
16
New

2978 Williamsburg Drive

$ 39.000
2978 Williamsburg Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215 2 BR / 1.5 BA 1.080 Sq. Ft. Built 1984 SALE PRICE: $39,000 Rented for [more]
2978 Williamsburg Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215 2 BR / 1.5 BA 1.080 Sq. Ft. Built 1984 SALE PRICE: $39,000 Rented for [more]
brittany
13
New

2012 Ridge Ave

$ 42.000
2012 Ridge Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 2 BR / 2 BA SALE PRICE: $42,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY!! (205) 461-3008 d [more]
2012 Ridge Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 2 BR / 2 BA SALE PRICE: $42,000 CONTACT STORMY TODAY!! (205) 461-3008 d [more]
brittany
21
New

1505 Mims Street SW

$ 29.000
1505 Mims Street SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 925 Sq. Ft. Built 1955 SALE PRICE: $29,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
1505 Mims Street SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 1 BA 925 Sq. Ft. Built 1955 SALE PRICE: $29,000 CONTACT STORMY TOD [more]
brittany
17
New

2530 Lee Avenue SW

$ 18.500
2530 Lee Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 3 BA 1,738 Sq. Ft. Built 1944 SALE PRICE: $16,900 CONTACT STORMY TO [more]
2530 Lee Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 3 BA 1,738 Sq. Ft. Built 1944 SALE PRICE: $16,900 CONTACT STORMY TO [more]
brittany
14
Under Contract

2760 17th Street Ensley

$ 10.900
2760 17th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 3 BR / 1 BA 991 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $10,900 CONTACT DAVID [more]
2760 17th Street Ensley, Birmingham, AL 35208 3 BR / 1 BA 991 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $10,900 CONTACT DAVID [more]
brittany
18
New

3228 Beech Avenue SW

$ 15.900
3228 Beech Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35227 4 BR / 1 BA 1120 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $15,900 CONTACT ANDREW T [more]
3228 Beech Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35227 4 BR / 1 BA 1120 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $15,900 CONTACT ANDREW T [more]
brittany
12
New

2808 Dawson Avenue SW

$ 19.500
2808 Dawson Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 5 BR / 2 BA 2160 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $19,500 CONTACT ANDREW [more]
2808 Dawson Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 5 BR / 2 BA 2160 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 SALE PRICE: $19,500 CONTACT ANDREW [more]
brittany
17
New

6744 Dr Martin Luther King Dr

$ 21.900
6744 Dr Martin Luther King Drive, Birmingham, AL 35064 4 BR / 2 BA 1200 Sq. Ft. Built 1968 SALE PRICE: $21,900 CONT [more]
6744 Dr Martin Luther King Drive, Birmingham, AL 35064 4 BR / 2 BA 1200 Sq. Ft. Built 1968 SALE PRICE: $21,900 CONT [more]
brittany
11
Under Contract

3423 Willow Lane

3423 Willow Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 4 BR / 2 BA 1260 Sq. Ft. Built 1973 SALE PRICE: $22,000 CONTACT ANDREW TODAY [more]
3423 Willow Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 4 BR / 2 BA 1260 Sq. Ft. Built 1973 SALE PRICE: $22,000 CONTACT ANDREW TODAY [more]
brittany
New

1901 1st Street NE

$ 25.000
1901 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA 1469 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $25,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
1901 1st Street NE, Birmingham, AL 35215 3 BR / 1 BA 1469 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 SALE PRICE: $25,000 CONTACT US TODAY!! [more]
brittany
New

3212 Avenue C

$ 6.900
3212 Avenue C, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 968 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 ***SALE PRICE: $6,900*** CONTACT US TODAY!! (2 [more]
3212 Avenue C, Bessemer, AL 35020 3 BR / 1 BA 968 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 ***SALE PRICE: $6,900*** CONTACT US TODAY!! (2 [more]
brittany
24
New

1534 Midway Street

$ 59.900
1534 Midway Street, Montgomery, AL 36110 3 BR / 1.5 BA 1,120 Sq. Ft. Built 1971 Property is currently rented for $6 [more]
1534 Midway Street, Montgomery, AL 36110 3 BR / 1.5 BA 1,120 Sq. Ft. Built 1971 Property is currently rented for $6 [more]
brittany
8
New

1525 Meadow Lane

$ 29
1525 Meadow Lane, Birmingham AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 752 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $575/Month SALE PRICE: $29,500 [more]
1525 Meadow Lane, Birmingham AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 752 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 Rented for $575/Month SALE PRICE: $29,500 [more]
brittany
Under Contract

816 Nelson Dr

$ 86.900
Monthly Rent: $885 Annual Rent: $10,620 Check out the full proforma here: 816 Nelson Dr Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $885 Annual Rent: $10,620 Check out the full proforma here: 816 Nelson Dr Proforma Information contai [more]
31 1.182 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

908 Charles Ct

$ 86.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 908 Charles Ct Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 908 Charles Ct Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.265 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

525 15th Ct NW

$ 113.900
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 525 15th Court NW Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 525 15th Court NW Proforma Information [more]
32 1.341 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

1121 Springview St

$ 114.900
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1121 Springview St Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1121 Springview St Proforma Information [more]
32 1.578 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

3107 Sleepy Hollow Dr

$ 113.900
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 3107 Sleepy Hollow Dr Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 3107 Sleepy Hollow Dr Information conta [more]
32 1.122 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

805 Tampa Ln

$ 88.900
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 805 Tampa Ln Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 805 Tampa Ln Proforma Information contain [more]
31.5 1.250 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

101 14th Court NW

$ 76.900
Monthly Rent: $825 Annual Rent: $9,900 Check out the full proforma here: 101 14th Court Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $825 Annual Rent: $9,900 Check out the full proforma here: 101 14th Court Proforma Information contai [more]
31 1.152 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

1147 6th St NW

$ 82.900
Monthly Rent: $875 Annual Rent: $10,500 Check out the full proforma here: 1147 6th St NW Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $875 Annual Rent: $10,500 Check out the full proforma here: 1147 6th St NW Proforma Information conta [more]
31.5 1.068 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

321 Joan Ave

$ 88.900
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 321 Joan Ave Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $865 Annual Rent: $10,380 Check out the full proforma here: 321 Joan Ave Proforma Information contain [more]
31 1.294 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

144 Carol Dr

$ 86.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 144 Carol Dr Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 144 Carol Dr Proforma Information contain [more]
31 986 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

3708 Gray Oaks Dr

$ 117.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 3708 Gray Oaks Dr Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 3708 Gray Oaks Dr Proforma Information [more]
32 1.188 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

1525 7th St NW

$ 109.900
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1525 7th St NW Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1525 7th St NW Proforma Information con [more]
32 1.380 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

3024 Brandice Cir

$ 84.900
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 3024 Brandice Cir Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $850 Annual Rent: $10,200 Check out the full proforma here: 3024 Brandice Cir Proforma Information co [more]
31 1.050 ft2full info
sbethea

Compare Listings