Birmingham is located in north-central Alabama, surrounded by the wooded foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. At the same time, the Birmingham area has a population of more than 1 million, with an abundance of housing options, entertainment, shopping, sports and the arts. It is a major center of banking, health care, biotechnology, education, and insurance in the Southeast. Yet it is less than a day's drive from Gulf of Mexico beaches or the great mountain ranges of the Southeast. The climate is outstanding!


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You can "Rediscover the Magic" of our "little big city" through this video, produced by UAB Digital Media for the 2014 TEDxBirmingham event.