Southside, Birmingham, AL

Southside Neighborhood Guide Birmingham, AL


Southside is a lively and vibrant neighborhood located in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. Defined by its mix of elegant historic homes and modern apartments, it's a stone's throw away from University Boulevard and the bustling University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. In the heart of Birmingham’s cultural and entertainment district, residents enjoy ease of access to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and the Five Points South Historic District.

What You Will Love About Southside, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Southside is a hub for culture and entertainment, offering numerous theatres, galleries, music venues, and renowned restaurants.
  • With its mix of historic and modern architecture, Southside's charm is undeniable.
  • Its close proximity to University of Alabama at Birmingham makes it a vibrant, youthful neighborhood.

What’s Nearby

Southside is adjacent to downtown Birmingham, making city attractions easily accessible. It's also quite close to the world-famous Birmingham Zoo and Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

The Rental Market

The rental market in Southside is fairly upscale, with average rent for a one-bedroom apartment standing at $1,507. The prices have been observed to range from a minimum average of $1,409 to a maximum average of $1,643, offering renters a variety of options according to their budget.

Rental Price Stability

Considering the relatively low standard deviation of $57.82 in average rental prices, Southside's rental market appears to be stable, with prices not fluctuating dramatically over the past 12 months.


In Southside, you can expect a lively, culturally enriched lifestyle. It's an energetic neighborhood teeming with students, young professionals, and families, where you can enjoy a variety of dining experiences, live music performances, and art exhibits. Plus, the convenient access to city amenities offers a perfect blend of urban living.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 237 restaurants, 20 grocery stores, and 31 parks within a mile of the Southside neighborhood.

    Pepper Place

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.2 miles

    2829 2nd Ave S

    Pepper Place Saturday Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    2829 2nd Ave S

    Stone Hollow Farmstead

    Landmarks and Outdoors, Farm, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    2825 2nd Ave S

    M G Automation & Controls

    Retail, Warehouse Or Wholesale Store

    0.3 miles

    2514 3rd Ave S

    Tsitalia Imports Foods

    Business and Professional Services, Food and Beverage Service, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    501 32nd St S


    Business and Professional Services, Industrial Equipment Supplier, Manufacturer, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    2831 2nd Ave N

Southside Apartments and Rentals

65 Rental properties in Southside, Birmingham, AL.

  • Artisan Flats property


    Artisan Flats

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    543–1148 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Parkview property



    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    750 Sqft

    Available Now

  • The Scholar property


    The Scholar

    Studio–4 Beds • 1–4 Baths

    350–1248 Sqft

    Contact for Availability

  • 20 Midtown property


    20 Midtown

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    427–1775 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Advenir at Station 121 property


    Advenir at Station 121

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    567–1394 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Met on 7th property


    Met on 7th

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    504–1781 Sqft

    2 Units Available

Cost of Living

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Southside Demographics

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Southside Transportation

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Somewhat Walkable

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The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.


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Some Transit

3 train stops

Ers Rail Transload Facility

Train Stop

3701 1st Ave N

Amtrak 20 - The Crescent

Train Stop

1 19th Ave NW

Amtrak Station Birmingham Alabama

Train Stop

1819 Morris Ave


Southside Schools

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