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Living in Birmingham, Alabama:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Birmingham, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Birmingham what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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If you decide to move to Birmingham, you will not be disappointed! Birmingham is growing by leaps and bounds. We have a great food scene with more and more local restaurants popping up. We also have a growing number to local breweries where you and your friends can sit out on the patio and enjoy a locally crafted beer.

Birmingham is a wonderful city to visit. There is a lot to enjoy. There are great restaurants with many choose from. Our entertainment district is top-notch! There are many great things to do for all ages!

Ajeenah, says: 2020

Birmingham is a hidden gem. We have a thriving music scene, fantastic restaurants, and many historic attractions. We also have a blossoming film industry. The city is currently building an entertainment district downtown which will serve as the hub for all of this. You should always ask the locals for ideas on out of the way experiences and fun things to do.

Birmingham has many places to visit and plenty of opportunities from education, theater, museums, camping, hiking and dining. UAB is on of the best medical schools in the nation and has one of the best hospitals in the southeast. College football is huge deal here (Alabama or Auburn). With all of the beautiful national parks, caverns and lakes you can enjoy camping, hiking and swimming. Enjoy dining out in one of our various ethnic food restaurants from casual to fine dining. When you visit Vulcan you will have a beautiful view of the city. Be prepared for hot and humid weather.

Mahalia, says: 2020

Move to Birmingham for the food. Frank Stitt, a James Beard Award-winning chef, opened his first Birmingham restaurant in 1982. Since that time, he opened three more restaurants and influenced a host of proteges to follow in his footsteps. That movement spawned an influx of award-winning restaurants that is hard to beat.

Birmingham is a great city in the state of Alabama. It is the birthplace of the civil rights movement in the United States. You can live the city life without traffic of other major cities and still be close enough to major parks and wooded areas. The restaurant food is delicious and plentiful.

Adrianna, says: 2020

If you ever wanted to live in Birmingham, Alabama and wanted to know what it was like, then you have came to the right place. Birmingham is a place of beautiful green scenery. There are a lot of restaurants and attractions throughout the city that you can enjoy and have fun. Traffic in Birmingham can get bad, but it not like traffic in big cities such as Atlanta or New York.

Shannon, says: 2020

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