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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RENTCafé offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the rent for a house in Birmingham, AL?

The price range of a house for rent is between $920 and $2,385. Find house for rent in Birmingham, AL.

How many houses are available in Birmingham, AL on RENTCafé?

There are 36 house rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Birmingham, AL were last updated on 23 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a rental house in Birmingham, AL?

The average Birmingham, AL rental house size is 1,635 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a house in Birmingham, AL?

Renting a house in Birmingham, AL comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Birmingham, AL?

Houses for rent in Birmingham, AL are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Birmingham, AL.

Renter's Guide to Birmingham

If you're looking for a change of scenery, we know just the place.

It's Birmingham, Alabama, one of the gems of the American Southeast. Foodies will find themselves in paradise, since Birmingham is considered to be one of the best cities in the country in terms of restaurants.

But football fans will love it too. Birmingham is home to college football's Southeastern Conference headquarters, which is no coincidence given how much people love the sport here.

Of course, there's plenty more to the city than food and football. Let's take a look.

At 148 square miles wide, Birmingham is just slightly bigger than Mobile, AL and Atlanta, GA but just barely smaller than Montgomery, AL.

Speaking of Montgomery, the city is only 92 miles away from Birmingham. Birmingham is also 208 miles from Mobile and 191 miles from Nashville, Tennessee.

The climate in Birmingham is humid subtropical, with hot summers, mild winters, and plenty of rain. A tale of two extremes, Birmingham has, on average, 47 days below freezing and 55 days above 90ºF each year.

Severe thunderstorms are common during the spring and fall seasons. Birmingham is also part of “Tornado Alley” – the city's been hit by two category 5 tornadoes within the past 50 years. Hurricanes are a risk here too.

Birmingham, AL Demographics

  • Total Population212,297
  • Female 100,167
    Male 112,130
  • Median Age35.9

Cost of Living in Birmingham, AL

Good news! If you're looking for a budget friendly city, Birmingham fits the bill. Forbes rated it one of the most affordable metro areas in the country, particularly for renters.

Dinner for you and a friend at one of the local, mid-range restaurants costs around $50, while a cappuccino at a cozy little cafe will set you back roughly $4.15.

The local bus system, provided by the Birmingham-Jefferson Country Transit Authority, gives rides for $1.75 – or just $0.80 for students.

Utility bills for the average Birmingham resident are $186, including electricity, water, heating, and garbage.

Average Rent in Birmingham, AL

  • Birmingham, AL Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,107 /mo

Birmingham, AL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5001%
  • $501-$7008%
  • $701-$1,00034%
  • $1,001-$1,50046%
  • $1,501-$2,0009%
  • > $2,0002%

Birmingham, AL Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Birmingham, AL $924 $953 $968 $961 $993 $1,033 $1,018 $1,042 $1,091 $1,087 $1,107
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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Living in Birmingham

What's it like living in Birmingham? Fun, that's what!

The city features one of the best restaurant scenes in the country, with dozens of great options to choose from. Birmingham's also got a good music and arts scene. Oh, and football. People here love football, whether it's the Alabama Crimson Tide or the Auburn Tigers.

And if you ever get tired of Birmingham and need to escape for a few days, its central location make it less than a day's drive from a number of the biggest and best cities in the Southeast.

Birmingham is also a city of growth. Its majority African American population shows how far the city has come since the days of the Civil Rights movement.

Despite all its pluses, it’s worth noting that Birmingham is susceptible to severe weather, like tornadoes and hurricanes. And the city also suffers from fairly high poverty and crime rates.

Things to do in Birmingham

If you're considering Birmingham as a potential place to live, you're probably wondering what there is to do there.

Well, we already mentioned sports. The Alabama Crimson Tide, one of the most successful teams in college football history, plays just an hour away, while the Auburn Tigers are just a bit further in the other direction. People in Alabama love football and talk about this huge rivalry year round.

The SEC headquarters are actually located here in the city.

Birmingham has its own sports too. The University of Alabama at Birmingham – better known as UAB – has top basketball and football programs.

The Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team is also a major draw. They play at nearby Region Field.

If watching sports isn't your thing – or you just want a change of pace – there are plenty of other outdoor options. There's Vulcan Park and Museum, along with its iconic Vulcan statue. Ruffner Mountain Park and Oak Mountain State Park make for great hiking, and you can go zip lining at Red Mountain Park, or just take a stroll at the Railroad Park.

The whole family will enjoy Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Birmingham Zoo. Or you can check out some throwback movies at the Alabama Theatre.

Of course, everyone gets a kick out of the city's Colored Tunnels too. They're pedestrian walkways that are lined with lights in a rainbow of colors.

For the more culturally inclined, there's the Birmingham Museum of Art or the McWane Science Center. Or they can enjoy some tunes at one of the local music venues, like Iron City. There's also the Sidewalk Film Festival, a popular annual event.

And you can learn more about the city and its history at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

When you're all done, have a nice dinner at one of the city's top rated restaurants.

Working in Birmingham

Birmingham has a long history as a leader in the iron and steel industry. But since then, the city's become known for a lot more.

Birmingham's top industries today include medical services and research, manufacturing and distribution, trade and finance, and telecommunications.

Major companies that operate out of Birmingham include Books-A-Million, AT&T, and Wells Fargo.

Birmingham, AL Households

  • Total Number of Households90,867
  • Family 46,753
    Non-family 44,114
  • Children 21,284
    No Children 69,583
  • Average People Per Household2.24
  • Median Household Income$37,375
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$814

Top Colleges in Birmingham, AL

If you're thinking about going to school in Birmingham, there are some great options.

You can find Samford College here, considered by many to be the best school in Alabama. Samford's alumni include Nobel Peace and Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy and Grammy award winners, and more than 60 US Congressmen.

Birmingham is also home to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Birmingham-Southern College.

There's the University of Alabama Medical Center too, which is a world leader in medical research.

Birmingham, AL Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School38%
  • Some College27%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree9%

Tips for Renting in Birmingham

Accidents happen. Life doesn't always go the way we plan. That’s why, if you find yourself in the position of being evicted in Birmingham, it's important to know what to do.

First, you'll be served an eviction notice by the local sheriff. Check the notice for a court date. Sometimes they'll go ahead and set a trial beforehand. If there isn't one, you have 7 days to respond at the courthouse.

Of course, if the problem is something like unpaid rent, you can usually fix the problem within the 7 days and avoid the eviction process entirely by paying it.

Renting a house in Birmingham, AL

You’ve given it a lot of thought and you’re ready to make the big move. If you’re on the lookout for homes for rent, you should know that the selection is better than ever. In Birmingham, AL there are 42 listings to choose from. The average price for rental homes in Birmingham, AL is , but if you’re looking for cheap houses for rent, you can find a good deal for as little as $975.

Renting a house comes with many benefits

Renting a house brings a lot of benefits and extra living and storage space is the most obvious one. Let’s not forget that a house gives you the privacy of being the only tenant, so you never have to tolerate loud upstairs neighbors again. Whether you’re looking for a smaller 1 bedroom home just for yourself or something bigger, browse the 42 Birmingham, AL listings and you will find a wide choice of 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom homes for rent to fit your and your family’s needs. Don’t forget about Fido! It’s easier to find rental houses that allow pets, plus there’s the added benefit of having a yard that your four-legged friend can enjoy. Speaking of which, now is the time to try your hand at gardening. Don’t forget to ask your landlord for permission in writing before you make any changes to the landscape.

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