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Moving to Birmingham MI

The two top questions I usually get when somebody is moving to Birmingham Michigan are:

  1. Is Birmingham safe
  2. How are Birmingham schools

Birmingham Michigan

I am going to answer all these questions for you and more.  My goal is to help you understand what the community is like if you have a Birmingham relocation in your future.  Whether you are moving within Michigan or have a job transfer or moving back home to be close to family.  So let's talk about your move to Birmingham MI.  Birmingham is definitely an upper class community.  You will find doctors, dentists, lawyers, business owners, and top executives living here.  Home prices are reflective of that too.  So if you wish to relocate to Birmingham you are making a good choice. 

What is Birmingham MI Like?

The City of Birmingham is located in central Oakland County northwest of downtown Detroit. Woodward Avenue runs through the city and connects you to I-696 to the south and I-75 to the northeast.  So you can get to downtown Detroit, Troy, Southfield, and Auburn Hills relatively easy.  The community is very accessible to all major freeways and the airport. It is about a 45 minute to 55 minute drive to the airport.  Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous and has a population of approximately 20,000.

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Downtown Birmingham MIIt has a very beautiful downtown area.  The community only covers 4.73 square miles, the community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while also experiencing the benefits and amenities off an affluent urban area.

Here is a little history of  Birmingham.  The formal settlement of the area now known as Birmingham started about 180 years ago.  Which is like a baby compared to some of the old towns in Massachusetts.  The pioneer story of this small Michigan community began when four men purchased the first piece of land totaling up to 640 acres. Birmingham founders did not do the traditional farming land, they started a manufacturer based local economy, which included Foundries, tanneries, blacksmith shops, broom and brick making factories.

So how safe is Birmingham MI?

  • Birminghamcrime rates are 74% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Birmingham are 88% lower than the national average
  • In Birmingham you have a 1 in 157 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Birmingham is safer than 87% of the cities in the US
  • Year over year crime in Birmingham has decreased by 8%
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 Birmingham Michigan

 If you have a Birmingham Michigan move you will enjoy the downtown area.  It is full of boutique shops, restaurants, businesses, and bars.  Birmingham is nestled by some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs like Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills.  Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural festivities. The City has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offering one of the premiere shopping districts of the Midwest. Filled with nearly 300 retailers, the City offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theaters and a centrally located park complete the city center. Whether you want to stroll the streets with your family and grab an ice cream, or check out the latest in designer fashions. Birmingham offers it all. Our city is truly a place to "live, shop, and play".  If you would like a Birmingham relocation guide email me at        

Are Birmingham MI schools good?

Birmingham is one of the top school districts in Michigan and has continuously strived to support students and faculty members especially during these troubling times. ... Overall, the Birmingham school district is great and is continuously working to better education and impact the lives of students.

The Birmingham School District serves Birmingham.  And there are excellent private schools nearby.  Private Schools like Country Day, Cranbrook, Brother Rice, and Marion provide excellent education for any student that wish to go there.  Birmingham residents place an extremely high value on education as a large percentage of the residents have college degrees. The parents expect the  schools to provide their children with the best possible learning environment and a curriculum that will prepare them for a successful future. The Birmingham Public Schools staff is continuously striving to outdo themselves and, as a result, the schools have always ranked among the highest achieving in the state. Even as they face cuts to funding, they are constantly looking for ways to improve their curriculum or to deliver it in an innovative way.

The city services are very good.  Response times for police, fire, and ambulance are very good.  Plus there is a world class hospital (Beaumont) just a few miles down the street.  The Birmingham Police Department prides itself on providing high quality professional services and law enforcement to all who live, work, and travel to the city of Birmingham. The chief of police is responsible for the entire operational part of the Department. He accomplishes this with the assistance of the deputy chief of police that is on staff. The Department is divided into two Divisions - the Patrol & Services Division and the Investigative Division. The primary goal of the Department is protection of life and property, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminal perpetrators. The Department strives to provide a safe and secure environment for the residents of the City and to those who work, travel and shop here as well.

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 Birmingham Michigan

 Here is a little bit about Birmingham Michigan real estate and what you can expect to find.  I have another whole page about Birmingham homes.  Birmingham real estate is a good investment.  Homes consistently go up in value and hold their value better in economic downturns

Downtown Birmingham MI

The median home value in Birmingham is $396,300 in 2013. Birmingham home values have gone up 11.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.7% within the next year (2019). The median list price per square foot in Birmingham is $262, which is higher than the Detroit Metro average of $104. The median price of homes currently listed in Birmingham is $575,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $378,215. There are a total of 9,039 households in Birmingham. The racial makeup consists of White, African American, Asian, Native American, Hispanic, Latino, Pacific Islander, Hawaiian, etc. The median age in Birmingham is 41 years old. There are more females then males. 

The city has over 20 parks with many amenities including tennis courts, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, golf courses, sledding hills, nature trails, picnic areas and deep woods to walk through. The Shain Park is the city’s main commons. It is the site of the Village fair, art shows, summer music concerts and many other events.

So if you have a Birmingham relocation in your future give me and my team a call.  My cell is (248) 310-9855.  We know the area and can help you and your family find a great home in the area.  We will be glad to get you the information you need to make a sound decision when moving to Michigan.

 Two other great high end communities near Birmingham are Bloomfield Hills MI and Bloomfield Township MI

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