About Birmingham, MI.
Birmingham is in Oakland County and is 5 miles SW of Troy and 17 miles NW of Detroit Being part of the Detroit metropolitan area gives the area a great city atmosphere. Birmingham has a population of 19,291 people. The city was originally a part of the 1807 Treaty of Detroit, and was first settled by Europeans in 1819. In 1864 it was incorporated as a village and in 1933 it was reincorporated as a city.
It was named after Birmingham, England. Birmingham has many attractions and a number of parks that have many fun things to do like nature trails, playgrounds, picnic areas and sledding hills. There are summer music concerts, village fairs and art shows. There are several art galleries and museums such as the Robert Kidd Gallery, Cowboy Trader Gallery and Artspace II.
The median home price in Birmingham is $352,580, the cost of living is 20.03% which is much higher then the U.S. average. The Birmingham School district spends $10,410 and there are an average of 13 students per teacher.