Introduction to Birmingham, Michigan
Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 5 miles SW of Troy, Michigan and 17 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan.The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Birmingham has a population of 19,291.
The city of Birmingham was originally a part of the 1807 Treaty of Detroit, through which Native American tribes ceded the land that currently makes up Southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio to the United States government. The area was first settled by Europeans in 1819. It was incorporated as a village in the year 1864. In 1933, Birmingham was reincorporated as a city. It was named after Birmingham, England.
Birmingham and nearby Attractions
- Artspace II
- Hunter House Museum
- Troy Museum & Historic Village
- Ferndale Historical Museum
- Detroit Zoo
- Cranbrook Art Museum
- Dodge 4 State Park
Things To Do In Birmingham
Birmingham offers a number of parks that come with several amenities such as sledding hills, baseball diamonds, golf courses, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. You can also enjoy summer music concerts, village fairs and art shows at the Shain Park. In addition, Birmingham includes several art galleries and museums such as Robert Kidd Gallery, Cowboy Trader Gallery, David Klein Gallery, Artspace II and the Hunter House Museum.
Air transportation is available from Oakland County International Airport.
Birmingham Higher Education
Birmingham Bible Institute, Oakland Community College - Bloomfield Hills Campus, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, Schoolcraft College, Lawrence Technological University and Oakland University provide higher educational facilities to the residents of Birmingham.