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It's a beautifully groomed area with some of the nicest real estate and schools in Michigan. There is no shortage of good food, shopping, and entertainment including two cinemas. Visitors can stay at the Townsend Hotel, the best hotel in the state outside of those in Detroit. It's located in a convenient, central location. If you have enough money, and you will need a lot of it, you will never be bored. It's not without flaws, however. The parking meters are a downer and parking in general can be a pain. Sometimes the parking garages will accept people inside while reaching full occupancy. You're best off if you know someone in the area and can park at their house, have someone drop you off, or use alternate transportation to get there. Along with this, everything closes rather early. That seems to be a thing in Michigan, though, honestly. The property prices and taxes are significantly high, whether you're looking at private or commercial real estate.
What I like about Birmingham is many things. They have incredible activities and things to do year round which makes it very interesting. The town atmosphere is amazing, everyone seems to know everyone. I love the sense of close community you get while walking downtown. There are also a lot of family owned businesses in Birmingham, which makes it interesting to shop at because you have a wide range of options. It is truly a great place to live and to raise a family.
I would definitely live here and recommend it to other people who can afford it. In my future, my dream is to live in Miami Florida, so i do not see myself living in Birmingham after graduation. People love it because it has upscale restaurants and stores. People enjoy walking the safe streets of the community with their kids and dogs. Birmingham is a destination for non residents as well because of the proximity of everything including popular stores such as Lululemon, and a wide variety of excellent food choices.