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, this 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".
Birmingham appreciates art and culture in its many forms. Visitors can spend a summer evening listening to a concert in the park, attend one of their many festivals or music concerts, take a Sunday morning stroll at the Farmers' Market, browse the galleries, or take in the latest movies at one of Birmingham's two theatres.
Their 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.
ARTS & CULTURE IN BIRMINGHAM
Birmingham is home to many arts & cultural organizations and programs. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the many public art installations, visits to the Baldwin Public Library and the Birmingham Historical Museum & Park.
Other cultural organizations within the greater Birmingham area include:
- The Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center - 1516 S. Cranbrook, Birmingham, MI 48009
- The Village Players - 34660 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
- The Community House - 380 S. Bates, Birmingham, MI 48009
- Cranbrook Art & Science Museums - 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
There are also several music-related organizations in the area, including the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Concert Band, and the Birmingham Musicale. The City of Birmingham also holds the annual In the Park concert series each summer.
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Updated: 10th December, 2018 12:43 AM.