Retire in Birmingham, AL

Livability Score
50
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
211705
Median Househould Income
31217
Median Age
35.8
65 Years and Over
27360
Median Home Value
86100
Unemployed
14693
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Woodlawn Cycle Cafe

Best latte EVER!! Driving through Birmingham this morning needing a coffee fix. Google search led us to this cute cafe in Woodlawn...thank you Google!...

2. Masaman Thai Kitchen

Not your typical dine in restaurant, it's a take out only type restaurant. Service: Great and very friendly. The staff would walk around and ask if the...

3. Delta Blues Hot Tamales

I love this place! We came here for dinner on a Wednesday and the restaurant was about half-full. There's a beautiful outdoor patio with plenty of tables,...

4. East 59 Vintage & Cafe

Check out this gem in the heart of East Lake! This is a family owned café and coffee shop that is kicking off the revitalization of the East Lake community....

5. Hotbox

I LOVE this place. Amazing menu, great atmosphere (coupled with Parkside) and never much of a wait. The lemongrass fried chicken is incredible and my...

Golf
1. Bent Brook Golf Club

Played this for the first time ever today. Super hot and humid but totally worth it. Never got a single bad lie. I am giving this five stars because of the...

2. Inverness Country Club

High quality staff and great facility. Highly recommend for a good round of golf or your next social event.

3. Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail-Oxmoor Valley

Great course. I played the "ridge". Pretty difficult for a new golfer like me but loved it. Scenery is beautiful and place is well maintained.

4. Ballantrae Golf Club

Ballantrae is owned and operated by the city of Pelham, but this is not your typical municipal golf experience. This is a modern, semi-private club that is...

5. Oak Mountain State Golf

This is a scenic course that is located in the heart of Oak Mountain State Park. Most of the fairways are lined by mature trees and woods. The course is...

Active
1. Breakout Games - Birmingham

This was sooo much fun! We actually made it out! We did the kidnapping... We had 7 people in our group ranging from 14-27. This was fun for everyone it...

2. Regions Field

First time at Regions Field, the seating bowl and field are typical and there is not a bad seat in the stadium. the field is on par with many major league...

3. Railroad Park

On one of the most beautiful days of the year, it's been such a delight to release the cares of the world and enjoy the bounty of this park! Each time I...

4. Red Mountain Park

If you are a dog owner, this is the place to go on a Saturday morning with your pup! The dog park is CLEAN and everyone there does their part to pick up...

5. Ruffner Mountain

Somehow I have lived in Birmingham for 8 years and just now visited Ruffner Mountain. This park is nestled between the Irondale, Eastwood, Eastlake, Roebuck...

Arts
1. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

What makes this museum work is how it brings everything to life. I think it's especially great for kids. You need to see how classrooms look and feel...

2. Alabama Theatre

Came here recently for two concerts (Jason Isbell and Leon Bridges). It's a great venue - not sure if there is a bad seat in the house. The acoustics/sound...

3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Outstanding - peaceful oasis at no cost! The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are located in Mountain Brook just outside Birmingham. The gardens are very well...

4. Magic City Brewfest

Went to brewfest a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. It's a great birmingham event and look forward to every year. Love the selection of beers and...

5. Birmingham Museum of Art

Even if your tastes skew modern, or if you like more classical stuff, or if you're a wee one or you be an octogenarian, I can comfortably say there's...

Shopping
1. East 59 Vintage & Cafe

Check out this gem in the heart of East Lake! This is a family owned café and coffee shop that is kicking off the revitalization of the East Lake community....

2. Church Street Coffee and Books

Best cookies in town, and the coffee is pretty good as well. :) You can't go wrong with this great coffee shop.

3. The Humidor Room Cigar & Scotch Bar

The Humidor Room is probably the best kept SECRET in Bham. They have moved into a spacious new area that has a great selection of Scotch, Whiskey, other...

4. What's On 2nd

Love this store and owners. Visited again today big sale. Organized so well lots of fun to browse and remember days gone by. I always find treasures....

5. Sojourns

Very unique and cool store... bottom line! This trade shop is comprised of art, handcrafted pottery, toys, clothes, jewelry etc from all around the world....

Health
1. Daniel Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

We visited another dentist for the kids that was specifically a pediatric dentist and was told that my five year old had cavities that needed to be filled....

2. Vestavia Eye Care PC

Great place and reasonable charges. Left the Schaffer juggernaut and came here two years ago and never looked back. Dr. Fisk is great and reasonable charges...

3. Village Dermatology

A number of things goes into making a good first appointment with a dermatologist. I judge all skin doctors by: 1. Friendliness of the staff 2. How long I...

4. Aero Joe

I took the beginner Aerial Yoga class last night with Anne-Marie and it was great! Having never done aerial yoga before I was a little nervous but I have to...

5. Birmingham Family Dental Services

When you have tooth pain there comes a point where you don't care what it costs, you have to get it fixed. That was me back in April 2016. I woke up on a...

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