Birmingham, “The Magic City,” is Alabama’s most populous metropolis—one with a rich and storied past. The thriving and historic area is a popular tourist destination thanks to its top-notch culinary scene, vibrant and bustling downtown, and beautiful greenery.
With a burgeoning job scene and large corporations like Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Alabama, BellSouth, and American Cast Iron Pipe Company, many travel and stay here for business.
Neighborhoods in Birmingham
If you’re thinking about a short- or long-term stay in Birmingham, we suggest you check out the following neighborhoods:
- Southside – Just south of Birmingham proper on Red Mountain, Southside is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood right by the University.
- Highland Park – One of Birmingham’s most historic neighborhoods is just two miles from the business district.
- Five points South – Close proximity to the nightlife district make it a popular spot for college students and young professionals.
- Lakeview – Located in the quieter section of downtown, you’re within walking distance of the arts and culinary districts.
- Forest Park – This district has it all, from nightlife to daytime activities. It’s conveniently located between the 20, 59, and 65 highways, which makes it a breeze to travel downtown or to the airport.
Birmingham is brimming with fun daytime and nighttime activities and opportunities. We suggest that you:
- Sip cocktails, listen to music and shop all at the same time at Open Shop
- Catch live music at the space-themed Saturn
- Spend a day at with the animals at the Birmingham Zoo
- Stroll through Aldridge Gardens
- Cheer on the Crimson Tide at a University of Alabama football game
Birmingham’s culinary scene has exploded over the past few decades. It boasts a wide array of restaurants, bars, and grills from all over the world. Places you need to try include:
- Saw’s Juke Joint – A BBQ spot that is renowned for its pork n’ greens.
- Trattoria Centrale – A casual Italian trattoria that’s famous for its brunch, particularly the French toast.
- Delta Blues Hot Tamales – Cajun and creole fare. It’s known for its Mississippi delta tamales.
- Waffle Works – Your home for chicken & waffles, and traditional southern breakfast food.
- Hot and Hot Fish Club – A fusion of southern and French fine dining, the surf and turf tartare is to die for.
There are several ways you can get around the city, including:
- MAX – The Metro Area Express runs from 6am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
- Mega Bus – A low-cost express bus that provides city-to-city travel for as little as a buck.
- Amtrak – Should you wish to head over to Atlanta, New Orleans, or New York, the Amtrak train runs daily throughout the city.
- Ride Shares – Both Lyft and Uber run in the city at all hours of the day and night.
Landing's Furnished Apartments in Birmingham
Birmingham is a lovely and historic city, beloved by students and young professionals alike. There are endless opportunities here, so head on over, snag a Landing, and check it out yourself!
At Landing, our mission is to create a shift in the way people rent apartments and travel. We do so by offering beautifully designed, fully furnished apartments for rent in Birmingham that are more flexible than a typical apartment lease, yet more affordable than a hotel. With all the amenities you would need for day to day living, Landing is your on-the-go home waiting patiently for your arrival.
Browse our fully furnished apartments for rent in Birmingham, AL to find your new home.