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Birmingham

About Birmingham

20,437 in city
5,327,764 in metro
12 km² (5 mi²)
238.05 m
An affluent suburb located six miles northwest of Detroit in Oakland County, Birmingham was settled in 1819 as part of Bloomfield Township. In 1838, this part of Bloomfield Township was renamed after Birmingham, England because the residents envisioned the area as becoming a prosperous, industrial area. Though the vision wasn't fully realized, the village became a retreat for Detroit's wealthy businessmen. It was incorporated as a village in 1864, and finally as a city in 1932. Today, Birmingham serves as one of the 'downtowns' of Oakland County, and is one of the country's most walkable communities.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
46 All Buildings
41
existing
2
under construction
2
planned
1
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 555 Apartments 144 ft 1975
2 Birmingham Place - 1982
3 Peabody Street Parking Structure - 1984
4 555 Offices - 1975
5 The Willits - 2001