Properties Of Birmingham City


444 Bird Avenue

1080 sq.ft

3 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

2 Garage

$ 1900

Birmingham Property Management

First settled in 1818, Birmingham is a bustling suburb of Detroit and is located in Oakland County. The land that would later become Birmingham was originally acquired by the United States Government in 1807 as a part of the Treaty of Detroit. Settlement was first delayed by the War of 1812, followed by a negative review by the Surveyor-General of the United States, who claimed the land was not suitable for cultivation - which was later disproved. Records show the first land entry was in January of 1819 by Colonel Benjamin Kendrick Pierce. It is said that Pierce returned to land for short periods of time but never settled on it. In mid-1819, John W. Hunter made a land entry and then mistakenly built a log cabin outside of his property lines. Hunter then built another log cabin within his boundaries and in 1821, Elijah Willets made a land entry for the area that encompassed the original log cabin built by John W. Hunter, which was later occupied by William Hall. Just days after Willets' request, Major John Hamilton made a land entry as well. Combined, these four initial land entries ran into each other at what is now the intersection of Maple Road and Pierce Street. While Pierce didn't settle on his land, the remaining three began operating taverns and hotels out of their homes, a rivalry that Hamilton and Willets would continue for years.

The area now called Birmingham originally received mail via the Bloomfield post office, until the village established its own post office in 1838. The area was officially incorporated as a village in 1864, and then re-incorporated as a city in 1933. Tributes to the area's first settlers can be found in numerous places throughout the village. Locations such as Pierce Elementary School, Hunter House Hamburgers, the Hamilton Hotel, the Willets Building, and Hunter & Hall Realtors all pay homage to the city's founders.

Established in 2001, the Birmingham Museum (formerly Birmingham Historical Museum & Park) is an extremely popular tourist attraction. Portions of the museum include the 1822 John W. Hunter House and the 1928 Allen House. Portraying the advancements since pioneer life, a brief historic summary, as well as the Birmingham heritage, the museum also includes the entry to the John West Hunter Historic Park. Aside from the attractions found in Birmingham, there is also an endless list of notable people who were born and/or raised in Birmingham. Famous actors/actresses/singers that hail from the city include: Tim Allen, Laura Innes, Christine Lahti, Mike Posner, Alexandra Silber, David Spade, and many others. Notable athletic figures from the area include: NBA player Shane Battier, former professional soccer player Alexi Lalas, former NFL assistant coach Kurt Schottenheimer, NFL running back Tom Tracy, American Olympian and world champion speed skater and cyclist Sheila Young, among several others.

The estimated population in Birmingham is approximately 20,382 people. The city consists of 4.80 square miles of total area, including only 0.01 square mile of water - giving it a population density of 4,242.8 inhabitants per square mile. The estimated median household income in Birmingham is $107,161 per year, while the estimated median per capita income is $69,172 per year, which is quite a bit higher than the statewide median. The median home price within the City of Birmingham is about $371,100 while the median gross rent in the area is $1,274 per month, which is less than the national median. The unemployment rate in the city is around 4.2% of the residents in the work force, which is far less than the national average. The number of residents living below the poverty level equals about 3.22% of the total population, which is significantly lower than both the statewide and national averages.

The City of Birmingham maintains year-round recreational activities. Striving to provide plenty of entertainment, community involvement, and recreation - Birmingham undoubtedly surpasses the expectations of the residents in the category of parks and recreation. Covering more than 10% of the city's total area, the twenty-six parks in Birmingham account for a combined total of over 230 acres of space. Birmingham has divided the number of parks into categories in order to make information more readily available when needed. The separate categories of parks includes Mini Parks, Community Parks, and Neighborhood Parks. Mini Parks are described as small parks - usually less than an acre in total area - that are generally aimed at a specific population or demographic group. There are five areas that are categorized as Mini Parks in Birmingham. Typically between five and ten acres in total area, Neighborhood Parks are usually multi-purpose facilities that are intended to serve as the social and recreational focus of a neighborhood. The City of Birmingham has eleven parks that are categorized as Neighborhood Parks. Finally, Community Parks are typically between thirty and fifty acres in total area, but can include smaller parks aimed at serving the entire community. These types of parks offer a wide range of activities to meet the variety of needs of residents from the area. Birmingham consists of ten parks that are categorized at Community Parks.

The Birmingham City School District serves the city as well as portions of several neighboring communities also. Headquartered within the city, the school district serves approximately 8,250 students each year throughout the district's thirteen schools. This school district serves pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. Birmingham City School District includes eight elementary schools, one upper elementary school, two middle schools, and two high schools.

Birmingham is served by several additional community resources. The Baldwin Public Library is located within the city limits and offers resources, educational opportunities, and community events/programs. Other community resources that serve Birmingham are the nearby medical centers. Numerous facilities are nearby, including: Birmingham Royal Oak Medical Center, Birmingham Urgent Care, ACE Medical Centers, Meadowbrook Urgent Care, and many others including specialty clinics. The City of Birmingham is consistently ranked as one of the top communities in the state - and for good reason.