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Average rent in Birmingham, AL

$1,290/mo Birmingham, AL average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Birmingham, AL is $1,290.

Birmingham, AL apartment rent ranges

About 51% of apartment rents in Birmingham, AL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 19% of apartments. Around 22% of Birmingham’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 3% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

Birmingham, AL rent trends

Getting around in Birmingham, AL

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Walk Score®: 40, Transit Score®: 31, Bike Score®: 24

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Birmingham, AL last updated?

Prices and availability in Birmingham, AL were last updated on 19 Apr 2024.

What are the best apartments in Birmingham, AL?

The best apartments in Birmingham, AL are: Ashby at Ross Bridge, Hills at Hoover, Park Place, Crestwood Green and The V Apartments.

What is the average rent in Birmingham, AL?

The average rent in Birmingham, AL is $1,290. Start your search for apartments in Birmingham, AL now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a studio apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $675 and $3,863. View all studio apartments in Birmingham, AL.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $620 and $3,750. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Birmingham, AL now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $610 and $3,998. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, AL is between $551 and $5,633. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Birmingham, AL.

What type of rental buildings are in Birmingham, AL?

In Birmingham 54% of the housing is rented out compared to 46% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of Birmingham’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 56% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 33% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Birmingham, AL?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Birmingham are about 35 years old, on average. Of these, 26% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 3 stories. About 91% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 9% are mid-rises, and 3% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Birmingham, AL?

Studio apartments in Birmingham are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 34% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 50% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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Living in Birmingham, AL

Living in location

The gentle slopes of Red Mountain run northeast-southwest through Birmingham in central Alabama, gradually and beautifully buffering the small town into suburbs on one side and converted warehouse apartments for rent on the other. So, Birmingham stands as a testament to resilience and reinvention. Famous attractions when renting in Birmingham include the Jazz Hall of Fame, Sports Hall of Fame, Alabama Theater and Birmingham Zoo. Birmingham is also renowned as the "Dinner Table of the South," with cuisines ranging from Italian to Lebanese, Greek, Asian and Spanish.

In the heart of Birmingham, vibrant parks like Railroad Park offer urban oases for relaxation and recreation. The city's blend of historic charm and modern innovation creates a unique atmosphere, drawing both entrepreneurs and families alike. Above all else, renters know the area for its Southern dishes at landmark BBQ restaurants, like Miss Myra's and Dreamland. Professionals in the finance, insurance, and medical industries - as well as students attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Samford University - all rent in Birmingham. Public education is provided to renters by the Birmingham City School District.

Renting in Birmingham, AL

Here, downtown rentals are a mix of newly constructed apartments and historic architecture that's close to dining; sports; museums; and landmark establishments, like The Vulcan Park and Museum and the McWane Science Center. Notably, renters in the medical field often seek rentals near medical centers in neighborhoods like Southside, Medical Center or Homewood. Or, Central City has apartments for rent near trendy restaurants, bars and a hip nightlife scene, while Eastwood renters enjoy a small neighborhood with affordable rentals close to parks, shopping and dining. Similarly, Oak Ridge Park is a quiet neighborhood with budget-friendly apartments for rent near the shopping and dining hotspots in Eastwood, and Five Points South is a district with historic and modern rentals near the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Forest Park and Highland Park have historic houses for rent and more affordable rentals, too.

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Shopping in Birmingham, AL

The most popular shopping mall in Birmingham is Riverchase Galleria, which offers renters more than 200 department stores, such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Zales Jewelers. Meanwhile, downtown Birmingham's 20th Street is where renters have stores like Belk; Bromberg and Company; Standard Furniture; Bare Hands Gallery; and Jackson Galleries. Downtown Homewood also has a great local boutique and antique scene. Or, for stores like Charlotte Russe, Banana Republic, Brookstone and Finish Line, renters go to Colonial Brookwood Village. Rentals near The Summit are also close to stores from Apple, Saks Fifth Avenue and William-Sonoma, as well as various dining options. Otherwise, renters shop for art at The Five Points South Historic District. When renting in Birmingham, popular grocery chains include The Fresh Market, Sprouts Farmers Market' and Trader Joe's.

Transportation in Birmingham, AL

When renting in Birmingham, public transportation is managed by the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority. Granted, the small town does not have a subway system, relying instead on an extensive Metro Area Express bus network. Specifically, Routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 14 take renters to attractions like the Civil Rights District, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, museums, art venues and more; Route 17 takes renters to Woodlawn Transit Center; Route 20 takes renters to the airport; Route 22 takes renters to Tarrant Shopping; Route 23 takes renters through North Birmingham; Route 25 takes renters to Centerpoint; and Route 40 takes renters to Fairmont. Otherwise, Uber and Lyft are the main ridesharing apps when renting in Birmingham. Finally, the nearest aviation hub is Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

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