Birmingham is a dynamic, progressive urban center of great natural beauty. Almost a million people live in the metropolitan area, which includes parts of five counties in north-central Alabama. Though UAB is the number one employer in the state, many other industries flourish here, such as finance, banking, insurance, and automobile manufacturing.

Birmingham residents enjoy a high quality of life. Situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the landscape is very scenic and hilly. The climate is temperate, but not as hot and humid as the Gulf Coast. Real estate is very affordable and many of the school systems surrounding Birmingham are highly acclaimed and nationally ranked.

Cultural activities are easy to find. With a large population, there are many good restaurants, shopping excursions, and entertainment activities to choose from.

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