Birmingham Michigan is located in Southeast Oakland County and attracts patrons from all over metro Detroit. The 2010 population was just over 20,000 residents in approximately 9200 households. The city spans almost 5 square miles with less than 1% being water.
Downtown Birmingham is well-known for it boutique type shops and high-end retailers. Located just west on Woodward on Maple Road you will find the half mile stretch with a true downtown atmosphere. Public parking is available through-out the area and you can easily walk to fine dining establishments, entertainment venues, and of course shopping. Birmingham is bordered on the North by Bloomfield Township, On the West by West Bloomfield, On the South by Beverly Hills, and on the East by Troy. Click the button below to go straight to the Birmingham Michigan Real Estate page or read on the learn more about what Birmingham has to offer you!
Birmingham Michigan Schools
Birmingham School District is one of the most desirable in the County. The district serves not only Birmingham residents, but also parts of Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Southfield, Franklin, Beverly Hills, and Bingham Farms. Birmingham School District has 8 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 2 high schools. There are also several private schools in close proximity to the city including Academy of the Sacred Heart, Brother Rice High School, Marian High School, and Cranbrook.
Downtown Birmingham Michigan
Downtown Birmingham attracts shoppers and patrons from all over! In addition to the well known shops & restaurants, downtown Birmingham hosts a slue of annual events, including their Summer Farmers Market. You can find locally grown produce & plants, plus organics and crafts! Downtown Birmingham is also a hot spot along the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.
Birmingham Parks & Recreation
Birmingham, Michigan is home to over 230 acres of city parks and landscapes. Shane Park, Recently renovated, is a beautiful and lush area downtown complete with a children’s play area & performance stage for downtown concerts in the park! That is just 1 of the 10 gorgeous Birmingham Parks. They are also responsible for two Birmingham golf courses, Lincoln Hills & Springdale, which are highly rated Oakland County Golf destinations. The city also has its own ice arena, open to the public for free skating, but also home to the Birmingham Hockey Association & Players Edge Hockey School.
Birmingham Michigan Municipal Information
Birmingham city offices are located off Martin Street, right in downtown Birmingham. Police Services are provided by Birmingham’s own police department with 21 uniformed officers as well as a volunteer Police Auxiliary Unit. Birmingham also has its own fire department which employees 29 full time fire fighters.
Property Taxes in Birmingham are approximately 45 Mils for principal residences, which means for ever $1,000 in taxable value of your home, you will pay $45. The taxable value of your home is arrived at by take 50% off your homes fair market value, minus any discounts based on the cap rate.
This information is brought to you by Birmingham Michigan real estate agent Margo Borkin. Margo Borkin is a member of the National Association of Realtors & the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors.