About Birmingham

About Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama, is classic southern city with loads of charm and hospitality. Birmingham is a vibrant and surprisingly beautiful city that is nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,198,932. Watch a video to see just a sample of what Birmingham has to offer.

Birmingham was founded in 1871, just after the U.S. Civil War, as an industrial enterprise. During the 20th century, the city's economy diversified. Other industries including medicine and biotechnology have risen in stature. In addition to a reasonable cost of living, there are plenty of attractions, events, and other things to do in Birmingham.

Panoramic shot of Birmingham skyline at night

Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

For more information on what it is like to be a student and live in Birmingham, ask a student on the CMDB Facebook page.

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