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Birmingham Shopping District

The City of Birmingham, Michigan, is a vibrant and prosperous community, with a population of just over 20,000. Located along Woodward Avenue, Birmingham is in the heart of upscale Oakland County. Covering only 4.73 square miles, the community has charming tree-lined neighborhoods and maintains the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits of an affluent urban area.

Education in Birmingham is highly valued. Both public and private schools offer a tradition of academic excellence that consistently ranks as some of the finest schools in the country. Housing in Birmingham is primarily single-family homes of exceptional value in distinctive neighborhoods. With more than 10,000 homes within walking distance, Birmingham was named the fifth most successful walkable suburb by The Wall Street Journal. Birmingham was named Metro Detroit’s number one suburb to live in by, and also the “coolest suburb worth a visit” by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Birmingham is well known for its downtown, where shopping and entertainment offer residents and visitors alike the latest in fashion and nightlife. Downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities.

Consisting of more than 300 retailers, the city offers a diverse assortment of restaurants, apparel and gift stores, salons, spas, antique shops and art galleries. Birmingham is known nationally for its fashion boutiques and bustling downtown with an affluent and active clientele. Notable retailers include Anthropologie, lululemon athletica, J. McLaughlin, francesca’s, Lucy, Roots , Evereve, Blue Mercury, Paper Source, West Elm, Alex and Ani and exclusive fashion boutiques such as Tender and Linda Dresner.

In addition to on-street parking with Parkmobile enabled meters, the shopping area is served by five well-located parking decks. There are more than 5,000 parking spaces, most of which are free for the first two hours. Movie theaters and a centrally located park complete the city center.

Opportunities for recreation are available year-round in Birmingham. The city is home to two top-rated nine-hole golf courses, a picturesque trail system, a dog park, an indoor ice arena and beautiful award-winning parks. Twenty-six parks with more than 230 acres cover more than 10 percent of the city’s total acreage, and the school district also provides recreational facilities.

Residents can play baseball, softball, or tennis, and enjoy playgrounds, picnic facilities and two miles of trails along the Rouge River. The Birmingham Racquet Club features indoor courts and a waiting area.

Anyone who enjoys winter sports can sled and cross country ski at Birmingham’s Lincoln Hills Golf Course. Indoor ice skating is available at the Ice Sports Arena which provides for open skating, lessons and ice hockey. An outside temporary ice arena at Barnum Park is available based on the climate.

Birmingham’s parks and recreational services extend beyond its residents. The city’s exceptional facilities are host to a variety of private organizations and residents of neighboring communities who rely on the recreational facilities for their programming needs. In addition, Birmingham’s parks and programmed events, such as In the Park Summer Concerts, have become well-loved regional destinations.

Birmingham hosts a variety of special events all year long, including art fairs, parades, live concerts, a farmers market, sidewalk sales and a classic car show to name a few.

With so much to offer, Birmingham welcomes you as a place to ‘live, shop and play.’ It’s all in Birmingham! Learn more at, the Birmingham Shopping District Facebook page, @BhamShopping on Twitter and Instagram or call (248) 530-1200.

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