Birmingham

43 reviews
  1. Suburb of Detroit, MI
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Detroit

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$371,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,274
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    34
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    10
    37
  • Robbery
    15
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    126
    575
  • Theft
    820
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    257

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$107,161
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

43 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    12
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I would definitely live here and recommend it to other people who can afford it. In my future, my dream is to live in Miami Florida, so i do not see myself living in Birmingham after graduation. People love it because it has upscale restaurants and stores. People enjoy walking the safe streets of the community with their kids and dogs. Birmingham is a destination for non residents as well because of the proximity of everything including popular stores such as Lululemon, and a wide variety of excellent food choices.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Lots of rich white people, very educationally focused. Overall nice (but a little snooty) people interested in, if not just the appearance of looking, giving back.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
The restaurants in Birmingham, MI are the bomb dot com! Seriously how on earth can you anything better than a Coney island and a Greek Isles on the same block! There are so many fabulous choices no matter what your price range is! You can spend less than $5 on lunch and more than $200 on dinner.. I mean if thats the time of thing you're into, or if thats the type of thing you can do! ( if you can.. good for you!)
  • Niche User
  • Apr 8 2015