Welcome to Birmingham

A lively sense of community in an elegant and beautiful setting.

Situated in the southeast corner of Oakland County, Birmingham offers residents a sophisticated, suburban setting that remains close to the best of Michigan's many urban and rural pursuits. 

Birmingham’s homes are an eclectic mix of new and old, with each neighborhood offering up something spectacular. From the rows of vintage Cape Cods in the south to the large-lot Craftsman estates encircling Quarton Lake in the north, there's something for every architectural taste to appreciate.

A well-established downtown serves as a vibrant hub of activity, including high-end condos and townhomes for those that love big city vibes without the big-city headaches.

What to Love

  • A four-season destination with gorgeous summers 
  • 230 acres of parkland, including trails along the River Rouge 
  • Outstanding high-end restaurant and bar scene 
  • Central location close to fast-paced city centers and laid-back rustic villages 

People & Lifestyle 

Arguably the crown jewel of the upscale and highly desirable Oakland County, Birmingham is one of the most sought-after places to live and raise a family—not just in Michigan, but the entire country.

With a history dating back to the early 1800s, Birmingham has long served as the "it" place to lay down roots in suburban Detroit. With a foundation built from a strong commitment to education, every generation puts their stamp on this worldly yet close-knit community, adding to the area’s rich cultural heritage. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Located on the upscale end of the metropolitan area's vaunted Woodward corridor, Birmingham has a lively social scene, which all starts with its highly-walkable downtown shopping district.

Experience top-shelf food and drink downtown at 220 Merrill, located in Birmingham's historic Edison building. For a more intimate affair, Streetside Seafood is perfect for low-key, casual occasions.

Birmingham's central business district also showcases phenomenal foreign cuisine. Some of the state's best Italian dishes can be found at Bella Piatti. For Asian fare, the high-brow Japanese- inspired Adach should be at the top of your list. Housed in an old converted mansion, Adachi includes an incredible patio dining experience.

If you're looking to wow visiting friends, take them to the 4-star boutique The Townsend Hotel, featuring the exquisite Rugby Grille. Together, the restaurant and hotel are where you go to see and be seen, including many out-of-town athletes and celebrities. 

Things to Do

Of course, the diverse, upscale housing market and well-regarded school district are not Birmingham’s only draws. The city has plenty of green space and recreational facilities for residents to pursue their favorite pastimes—baseball, softball, hiking, tennis, or ice skating.

The well-regarded Birmingham Country Club stands at the city's preeminent golf destination.

Birmingham's yearly event calendar offers up diverse pursuits, including Concert in the Park, Community Home Tour, Annual Air Fair, and the year-end Winter Holiday Market.