The City of Birmingham, Michigan is located approximately halfway between the City of Detroit and the City of Pontiac, in Oakland County. Easily accessible to all major freeways and the airport, Birmingham is also bordered by Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Royal Oak and Troy.
Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 20,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, our community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an affluent urban area.
Nestled amid some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs, Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities. The City has a lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offering one of the Midwest’s premiere shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, the City offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of restaurants, clothing and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops, and art galleries. Movie theatres 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 capped off with an evening of some of Metro’s Detroit’s finest dining, Birmingham offers it all. Our city is truly a place to “live, shop, and play”.
The City of Birmingham appreciates art and culture in its many forms. Visitors to Birmingham can spend a summer evening listening to a concert in the park, attend one of our many festivals or music concerts, take a Sunday morning stroll at the Farmers’ Market, browse our galleries, or take in the latest movies at one of our two theatres.
The recreational amenities are plentiful, with over 20 parks offering passive and active recreational opportunities. Tennis courts, two municipal golf courses, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, playground equipment and picnic areas await you in Birmingham. A wooded trail system, urban bike paths and the Rouge River all wind their way through the heart of the City.