Overall, the bar/food scene here is great. It is not a small city, but you can run into several small minds. Great hiking is never far and cost of living is phenomenal. Safety can change very quickly depending on where and when you are in certain parts of town.
Birmingham is a great place with a small town like feel, lots of fun things to do. There is a local movie theater, cafes, and lots of restaurants. Anywhere you stroll there is something interesting to see little gems of boutiques, the library and parks. Also in the summertime there is a fair in the park that brings in lots of fun for the city.
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.
Birmingham is a vibrant place with many interesting activities to do. The town is family friendly and the community is accepting.
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.
Safe, walkable community. Beautiful and well kept parks and green space. Wide range of dining options. Nice library and community house with many activities for all. Outstanding schools. Free summer concerts.
Lots of rich white people, very educationally focused. Overall nice (but a little snooty) people interested in, if not just the appearance of looking, giving back.
Ive called the police for several issues while living in Birmingham. They respond very promptly and professionally and are always active at night when I'm around.
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.
There is very little crime and I do not feel unsafe at any time.
I love where I live, and would be happy to live in this area for a long time.
This area was filled with very wealthy people and everyone was very secure with their financial state
Nothing too serious, but annoying little things that make you feel unsafe.
Nice, but seems to be getting overcrowded.
Great restaurants, but can bring in a seedy night crowd.
If you are lucky enough to have a great job that's good and keep it. New opportunities in this area not likely.
Very expensive, can shop for gifts here and there, but everyday shopping is done elsewhere.
I feel safe living in this small city. I have read in the city paper about some house break in's though.
People here seem to be out and about walking pets and playing outside. Hospital is close by to access. They have a lot of parks and public places to sit and enjoy the outside. I am not a member of any fitness facility but there are plenty to choose from.
In this small city, it is unique and feels like you are not in the Detroit metro area. There is a lot of turnover in older homes to make newer bigger homes. So, it is staying popular for people to move here.