A suburb with community vibes in Oakland County with access to Detroit.

Welcome to Birmingham

A suburb with community vibes in Oakland County with access to Detroit
With its tree-lined streets, Birmingham is located near a central hub of activity and opportunity known by some as “Michigan’s Main Street.” Birmingham’s small-town vibes and a pedestrian-friendly downtown have made it one of “the country’s most walkable communities,” so it boasts a village appeal that attracts all types of residents, even the most skeptical city dwellers.
When four diligent pioneers purchased four parcels of land in 1818 in what would become Birmingham, they broke the mold by focusing their efforts on establishing a manufacturing-based economy rather than one focused on agriculture. By the 1860s, Birmingham had left manufacturing behind to become the lively, pedestrian, and family-friendly village that we know today. 

Birmingham Real Estate Market

Today, this dense suburb is dotted with numerous picturesque home styles that complement the village atmosphere — these range from French Chateau and Country to English Manor and Craftsman to Prairie Style and Mountain Modern. The balanced market, wide range of appealing home styles, community environment, and numerous amenities all make Birmingham an ideal place to live. Contact Birmingham real estate agent & realtor, Austin Black II, to find condos, houses & luxury homes for sale in Birmingham, MI.

Things to Love

  • Compact, walkable small town
  • Countless parks, coffee shops, boutiques, eateries, and more
  • Some of Michigan’s top educational opportunities

People and Lifestyle

Flanked by some of Michigan’s most affluent suburbs, the village of Birmingham is renowned for its walkability — the entire village clocks in at 4.8 square miles — as well as its peaceful but lively local color. A majority of the people who live here have college degrees and work in a corporate capacity. Complete with an excellent school system, Birmingham is a top choice for any family or professional.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Replete with cafes, shopping plazas, boutiques, and dining establishments, the small neighborhood of Birmingham doesn’t lack things to do. There are activities ideal for anyone, from families to young professionals. 
The shopping and entertainment scene in Birmingham ensures there’s never a dull moment. Check out Caruso Caruso, a shop for Detroit, Michigan enthusiasts, or Dolce Moda, an upscale fashion brand — unless the athleisure label Lululemon is more your speed. Downtown also offers a deluxe furniture store, West Elm, and the David Klein Gallery for a jaunt into the flourishing arts and culture scene.
Afterward, check out any number of award-winning and delicious restaurants. Stroll over to Phoenicia Restaurant, named the best restaurant in Birmingham by the Detroit Free Press, or Luxe Bar and Grill, Hunter House Hamburgers, Commonwealth Cafe, and Streetside Seafood, which range from more elegant dining to fun, family-friendly options.

Things to Do

Even beyond dining establishments and galleries, Birmingham offers a wealth of options. Soak up some fresh air in one of the village’s many green spaces, or plan a day excursion to some of the area’s best festivals and events.
An annual all-day event, Day on the Town boasts street-side shops, pop-up shops, and entertainment, delicious cuisine from local markets, and more. Stroll along the scenic village streets to grab a glimpse of all Birmingham has to offer. For a more regular event, try the Birmingham Farmers Market, which is brimming with homegrown and locally sourced foods and fresh produce as well as craft goods.
For an elegant experience brimming with options such as a competition golf course, athletic swimming pools, and more, visit the Birmingham Country Club, which above all else, offers gorgeously scenic vistas. Or check out Shain Park, a local must-see example of Birmingham’s wonderful access to nature and outdoor activities featuring a performance venue, playgrounds, fields, and more.


Birmingham and its adjacent communities are home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Seaholm High School, a top public school in Michigan
  • Cranbrook Schools
  • Detroit Country Day
  • The Roeper School
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Marian High School
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Demographics and Employment Data for Birmingham, MI

Birmingham has 9,889 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Birmingham do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,234 people call Birmingham home. The population density is 3,527.06 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.81 / 51.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Marital Status


Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Birmingham, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Birmingham. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Pierce Elementary School
PreK - 5th
1st - 12th
No rating available
6th - 12th
No rating available
Brightmont Academy Birmingham
6th - 12th
No rating available
Derby Middle School
6th - 8th
K - 5th
Our Shepherd Lutheran School & Preschool
K - 8th
No rating available
Holy Name Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Gateway Montessori School
PreK - K
No rating available
Ernest W Seaholm High School
9th - 12th

Overview for Birmingham, MI

23,234 people live in Birmingham, where the median age is 40.5 and the average individual income is $89,259.48. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.5 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

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