Relocating to Birmingham, The Jewel of the South

For anyone looking to purchase one of the many new homes for sale in Birmingham, either because of a full relocation or even just a timely upgrade by a current resident, Birmingham Alabama is one of the hidden secrets of the southern United States that has more than just a few reasons of why anyone would be proud to call the city ‘Home’. At times overshadowed by Atlanta, New Orleans and Charleston, it has many things to offer those looking for a big city with a small town feel. Birmingham is equally attractive for those looking to relocate to Alabama as well as those simply looking to purchase a new home in the area.

Deep in the heart of Southern Charm, 1.2 million people call the Birmingham metropolitan area home. With draws such as the Birmingham Museum of Art, the University of Alabama, the Alabama Ballet and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the city has a wide range of cultural attractions and activities. Although there are no major professional sports franchises in the city, many follow and support the University of Alabama’s sports programs. Also nearby, the Talladega Superspeedway offers everything racing fans could dream about.

Located 5 hours by car from Mobile on the Gulf of Mexico, 2.5 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Nashville, 4 from Memphis, and 5 hours from New Orleans it is easy to see how centrally located Birmingham is in this historic region of the nation. Access to virtually unlimited social and recreational activities, Birmingham has something for both the young and old . Fishing the area’s many lakes and rivers is a popular recreational activity for the city’s residents while its proximity to the Gulf provides access to a wide range of motorized water sports and sailing activities as well.

With Alabama’s ideal weather it is long been known as a haven for golf aficionados. Home to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama has 468 holes of championship level golf scattered across eleven golf resorts across the state including 2 near Birmingham. Many long time golfers have recognized Alabama as a serious golfing state and have relocated here after retirement.

For those looking for the amenities of a large city, or simply those who not want to be located right in the city center, Birmingham and its surrounding communities have something to offer everyone. The areas surrounding Birmingham includes such attractive communities as Mt. Laurel, Pelham, Chelsea, McCalla, and Mountain Brook. These are varying communities of new homes at reasonable prices, generally starting from $140k and on up. Of course Thornton Homes is the premiere builder in these communities, and we offer a wide range of models in various settings around Birmingham to suit the needs of both first time home buyers to the area as well as long time residents looking to upgrade.

With a low cost of living, sporting and cultural events, world-class golf, central location, a long and inspiring history and the beautiful Alabama weather, Birmingham, Alabama is a great place to live. Visit our Communities page or contact us to find the perfect new home for you.

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