The City of Birmingham, Michigan welcomes residents and visitors alike with its thriving pedestrian-friendly downtown including restaurants, movie theaters, art and antique galleries and a wide variety of retailers and personal service providers. Life is rich in culture and activity with nearly 300 shops, two movie houses, several live performance theaters, and outdoor festivals to explore.
At the heart of Oakland County, Birmingham is known as one of the most affluent communities in the United States. It’s a close, but welcoming community with a population of approximately 20,000 in a compact area of just 4.73 miles. In Birmingham, you will enjoy the small-town feel, but benefit from all of the recreational and cultural advantages of the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
Recreate year-round in Birmingham. Walk, jog, bike, skate, or play street hockey or soccer. Twenty-two parks with 300 acres cover more than 10 percent of the city’s total acreage, and the school district also provides recreational facilities.
Residents can swim, play baseball, softball, and tennis, and enjoy playgrounds and picnic facilities. Two nine-hole municipal golf courses offer golf and golf lessons.
In the winter, sled, toboggan and cross country ski at Birmingham’s municipal golf course, Lincoln Hills. Indoor ice-skating is available at the Birmingham Ice Sports Arena, including open skating, lessons and ice hockey groups.