About Birmingham – "The Magic City"

Tucked-in the foothills south of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama. Hints of old-fashioned southern charm still exist amidst this vibrant modern day city. Birmingham has the appeal of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Various groups have dubbed Birmingham as one of the best U.S cities to live.

This once industrial town from the manufacturing age has become a mecca for medical research, banking and service-based industry. UAB School of Medicine is ranked nationally for all facets of medicine, and BioHorizons is a proud sponsor of the UAB School of Dentistry.

With an abundance of natural beauty, a renowned culinary scene, mild winters and a low cost-of-living, Birmingham is a wonderful place to call "home".
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Oak Mountain Stake Park








famous natives

Bobby Allison, NASCAR legend, (Hueytown)
Charles Barkley, basketball player (Leeds)
Bobby Bowden, college football coach (Birmingham)
Bo Jackson, multi-sport athlete (Bessemer)
Jesse Owens, track and field athlete (Oakville)
Willie Mays, Hall of Fame MLB center fielder (Birmingham)
Nell Carter, actress, singer (Birmingham)
Taylor Hicks, American Idol winner 2006 (Hoover)
Ruben Studdard, 2003 American Idol winner (Birmingham)
Deidre Downs, 2005 Miss America (Pelham)
Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State (Birmingham)
Richard C. Shelby, current United States Senator (Birmingham)
John M. Harbert, billionaire businessman (construction/investments/coal mining properties) (Mountain Brook)
Daniel Alarcón, novelist (Birmingham)
Alma Powell, audiologist, children's author (Birmingham)
Warren St. John, author, journalist (Birmingham)
Jay Strong, Abstract Artist (Birmingham, Alabama)
Courteney Cox, actress (Mountain Brook)
Fannie Flagg, author and actress (Birmingham)
Kate Jackson, actress (Birmingham)
Wayne Rogers, actor (Birmingham)

Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Population 1.1 million
Population density 212 people per square mile

Month Avg. High Avg. Low Mean Avg. Precip
January 54°F 34°F 44°F 4.84"
February 59°F 37°F 48°F 4.70"
March 67°F 44°F 56°F 5.23"
April 74°F 51°F 63°F 4.38"
May 82°F 60°F 71°F 4.99"
June 88°F 68°F 78°F 4.38"
July 91°F 72°F 82°F 4.80"
August 91°F 71°F 81°F 3.93"
September 85°F 64°F 75°F 3.90"
October 75°F 53°F 53°F 3.44"
November 65°F 44°F 55°F 4.85"
December 56°F 36°F 46°F 4.45"



Distance from Birmingham, Alabama (in miles)

City Distance
Atlanta, GA 148
Nashville, TN 189
Gulf Shores, AL 265
New Orleans, LA 352

Gulf Shores, a short drive from Birmingham, Alabama