Birmingham is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and is known for its classic southern charm and hospitality.
It is the largest city in Alabama, has a diverse economy and is one of the largest banking centers in the U.S. It ranks nationally in world-class health care, and serves as headquarters for many regional, national and international companies.
Birmingham was founded in 1871 via a merger of three vibrant farming communities – and named after Birmingham, England.
The top ten attractions tourists seek include: Birmingham Zoo, Vulcan Park and Museum, Alabama Adventure, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Museum of Art, McWane Center, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Barber Motorsports Park, Riverchase Galleria and Talladega Superspeedway.
A Festive Way of Life
Birmingham is home to numerous festivals featuring regional heritage, music and entertainment. Filmmakers from the world come to Birmingham for the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival to have their films judged with screenings at the Alabama Theatre. The Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival runs concurrent with the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. The Southern Heritage Festival salutes music, arts, and entertainment, and the Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil is held annually to benefit local charities with all-star talent.
Birmingham is also home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Samford University and Birmingham-Southern College.
Visit Birmingham, Alabama
The Official Website for Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham City Guide
Birmingham Business Alliance
City Data – Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Birmingham Business Journal
Everything Alabama (al.com)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham