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Average Rent in Birmingham, AL

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Birmingham Studio - $1,335-8%
Birmingham 1 Bed - $1,494+26%
Birmingham 2 Beds - $1,574+17%
Last updated 6/24/2024

Local Guide

See what Birmingham, AL has to offer.

Local Reviews

I love knowing my neighbors been here for years. The traffic isn't bad at all and lots of restaurants and cafes. We have a Waterpark, sports and other entertainment fairly close.

I like that the rent is in my budget. I like that my neighbors are older people so its pretty quite.

I enjoy walking in my neighborhood every day. I like being close to Walmart and Publix. I also like shopping at Hobby Lobby.

They have a good mix of chain and local stores. My favorite coffee shop is a locally owned one. The neighborhood is very clean and friendly.

Cost of rent for the size of home we have. Having a home the size we have allows us to have our friends and family gather for holidays. Access to the interstate is fairly easy and traffic is never a problem here.

I love that it's quiet, mostly older people live here, it has a few nearby grocery stores, there are decent nearby restaurants, like seafood restaurants, McDonald's, burger king, Publix,

Demographics

Education

High School

43%

Associate's

32%

Bachelor's

17%

Master's

7%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

26%

4 people

16%

5 people

8%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

61%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

9%

150-200k

3%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

11%

20-45

37%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/24/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Birmingham, AL

In Birmingham, AL, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,335 to $1,574. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Birmingham, AL is $1,335. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,494. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,574.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-8%

Changed from $1,451 to $1,335
1 Bed

+26%

Changed from $1,186 to $1,494
2 Beds

+17%

Changed from $1,345 to $1,574
Last updated 6/24/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
6%
30%
35%
14%
15%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Pelham$1,529+6%
Bessemer$1,469-4%
Talladega$1,000--
Northport$861+11%
Tuscaloosa$819+11%
Hoover$725-15%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Pell City$1,299--
Leeds$1,200--
Homewood$1,120+13%
Alabaster$1,070+35%
Pelham$1,015+6%
Vestavia Hills$996--
Fultondale$968+7%
Northport$940+8%
Irondale$936+10%
Tuscaloosa$935-6%
Gardendale$905--
Hoover$899-14%
Cullman$7970%
Montevallo$605+10%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Leeds$1,600--
Pelham$1,477+41%
Pell City$1,449+108%
Homewood$1,357+13%
Fultondale$1,275+18%
Vestavia$1,239+9%
Hoover$1,212-1%
Vestavia Hills$1,200-8%
Alabaster$1,155+54%
Northport$1,121+7%
Gardendale$1,100--
Irondale$1,047+16%
Tuscaloosa$997-11%
Cullman$9970%
Jasper$975+5%
Bessemer$844--
Talladega$750+8%
Montevallo$7000%
Center Point$610-16%
Sylacauga$6000%

Compare Neighborhoods

North Birmingham

$450

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Spring Lake

$550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

East Pinson Valley

$605

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Birmingham, AL?

For renters in Birmingham seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are North Birmingham, Spring Lake, and East Pinson Valley, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $450, $550, and $605 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Echo Highlands and West End, where the rents are $740 and $750, a favorable comparison to Birmingham's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,494.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Birmingham, AL?

In Birmingham, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Central City, Southside, and Brook Highland. A 1-bedroom apartment in Central City averages at $2,250, in Southside it averages $1,737, and in Brook Highland, the average is $1,690. For additional high-end living options, Redmont Park offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,665, and Downtown at $1,641. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,494 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Birmingham, AL?

In Birmingham, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Glen Iris, Fountain Heights, and West End. In Glen Iris, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,033. Fountain Heights sees average rents of $1,495 for a 1-bedroom unit. West End offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $750. For those seeking other popular areas, Five Points South presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,587, and Downtown at $1,641. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,494 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Birmingham, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Red Mountain$1,927--
Forest Park$1,927--
Brook Highland$1,409-15%
Southside$1,400--
Five Points South$1,356-4%
Downtown$1,335-8%
Central City$1,198--
Northside$1,198--
Highland Park$840--
Glen Iris$8350%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Central City$2,250+46%
Southside$1,737+9%
Brook Highland$1,690+51%
Redmont Park$1,665--
Downtown$1,641+1%
Five Points South$1,587+41%
Northside$1,495-3%
Fountain Heights$1,495--
Southwest Birmingham$1,315+4%
Sand Ridge$1,315+4%
Highland Park$1,300+9%
Glen Iris$1,033+7%
Crestwood$1,000--
Crestline$947+15%
Red Mountain$9000%
Forest Park$9000%
Huffman$800--
West End$750--
Echo Highlands$740+2%
East Pinson Valley$605-16%
Spring Lake$5500%
North Birmingham$450--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Central City$2,750--
Southside$2,312+14%
Downtown$2,305-5%
Five Points South$2,305+1%
Northside$2,155--
Brook Highland$2,133+71%
Fountain Heights$2,070--
Southwest Birmingham$1,520+3%
Sand Ridge$1,520+3%
Highland Park$1,495+7%
Redmont Park$1,495--
Glen Iris$1,223+9%
Red Mountain$1,200-14%
Echo Highlands$1,079+23%
Forest Park$1,0500%
Crestline$1,005+15%
South Eastlake$1,000+8%
West End$850--
Five Points West$834--
Belview Heights$834--
Huffman$800--
East Pinson Valley$705-19%
Spring Lake$6200%
North Birmingham$450--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

27%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

16%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3636

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 78 of 95 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 55 of 95 renters

Percentage: 2929

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 52 of 95 renters

Percentage: 2828

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 65 of 95 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 79 of 95 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 26% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 28% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Birmingham's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 11% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Birmingham is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 56% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Birmingham has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 15% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Birmingham is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 24% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 22% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 33% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 64% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Birmingham.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 52% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 86 of 95 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 82 of 95 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 80 of 95 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 74 of 95 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 72 of 95 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 72 of 95 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 66 of 95 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 65 of 95 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 62 of 95 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 62 of 95 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 62 of 95 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 58 of 95 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 55 of 95 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 49 of 95 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 51 of 95 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 51 of 95 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 58 of 95 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 65 of 95 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 70 of 95 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 78 of 95 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Birmingham

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About

Birmingham, AL

Overview of Birmingham

Birmingham is Alabama's largest city, and with its historically rich background and abundance of cultural events, performance venues, gourmet restaurants, and festivals, this affordable city is an enriching place to rent an apartment and call home.

Living in Birmingham

Named after the town of Birmingham in England, this southern city was created to be a new hub of industry in the early 1870s. After periods of turmoil during the Great Depression and Civil Rights movement, Birmingham underwent a transformation period in the late 20th century to become the prosperous city it is today. More recently, NBC's The Today Show named Birmingham as one of the Six Hottest Places to Travel in 2013. Here, you will find attractions ranging from the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. During sports season, University of Alabama Blazers basketball and football games are also very popular, as the residents in this city take pride in local accomplishments. Look for Birmingham apartments for rent, and you could join the party.

If you're renting an apartment in Birmingham today, you will truly have an abundance of recreational activities to choose from at any given time. Be sure to check out the the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens, as well as the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to learn about crucial components of this city's history. Take a fun day trip with your family out to Alabama Adventure Theme Park.

During sports season, The University of Alabama Blazers basketball and football games are also very popular, as the residents in this city take pride in local accomplishments. Look for Birmingham apartments for rent, and you could join the party, too.

In terms of public transportation, Birmingham is primarily a car dependent city, but it is also served by the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority bus system.

Apartments in Birmingham-Study

If you're looking to rent a Birmingham apartment for educational purposes, the city is a great place to have the traditional Southern college experience. The University of Alabama is the largest in town, but it's just one of many. Birmingham-Southern College, Samford University, Jefferson State Community College, Southeastern Bible College and Herzig College are also located here, as well as other career and technical colleges.

Apartments in Birmingham-Work

Although a large portion of Birmingham's economy is still fueled by steel, recent initiatives in medical research and biotechnology have helped to diversify the local job market. According to the Birmingham Business Journal and Information Birmingham, the top employers in town are Redstone Arsenal ALA, UAB, Maxwell Airforce Base, the State of Alabama, Baptist Medical Centers, Jefferson County Public Schools, Bell South and the Mobile County School Systems.

Birmingham Neighborhood Guides

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