|Birmingham Area Information|
Founded in 1871, the City of Birmingham blossomed into an industrial center and was known for its iron and steel production. Birmingham's early growth was so rapid and dramatic that it was nicknamed "The Magic City."
Historically known for steel and iron production, Birmingham's economy now includes both manufacturing and service industries, especially health care.
Although it enjoys a generally mild Southern climate, Birmingham enjoys all four seasons. The weather allows residents and visitors to enjoy the city's wide variety of attractions such as year-round golf on top-notch courses including the Robert Trent Jones Golf trail, terrific restaurants and shopping, jazz clubs, Railroad Park, Ruffner Mountain, Botanical Gardens, Oak Mountain State Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Birmingham Zoo, and McWane Science Center.
Birmingham combines big city sophistication with Southern charm and hospitality. A temperate climate adds to the city's appeal.
Home to nearly a million residents, the greater Birmingham area lies in the gently rolling foothills of the Appalachians. The Gulf's pristine white beaches are a few hours' drive to the south, and the Smoky Mountains are a few hours to the north. Atlanta is but a two hour drive and Nashville is only three hours from Birmingham.
Fast Facts About Birmingham
From the Birmingham Area Chamber of Commerce
Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
Area business news and Birmingham Magazine online.