Blachs—once Birmingham’s most celebrated luxury store, now gorgeous condos

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One of Birmingham’s favorite department stores in the 20th century, Blachs converted into high-end condos last year. Learn more about the history of the building, how residents enjoy living in a piece of local history and how you can call these gorgeous condos home.

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Mixed-use project, Lakeview Green, is coming to Birmingham’s Southside

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Lakeview Green blends an urban green space with living and retail. Photo via lakeviewgreen.com

Construction is officially underway for Lakeview Green, an all-new mixed-use apartment complex in Birmingham’s Lakeview District. Word on the street—it features a unique living and green space. Maybe it’s my love for urban planning talking but this project looks A-MAZ-ING!

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Designer style and 4 other must-experience features that set the Metropolitan in Lakeview apart

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Designer furnishings in the Metropolitan lobby. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

When I visited the highly anticipated Metropolitan apartment community in Lakeview recently, construction crews were putting the finishing touches on the amenity areas. Now it’s furnished, and I’m blown away. Check out the magazine-level designer style and four more reasons you must see the Metropolitan, even if you’re not apartment shopping…yet.

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Affordable apartments planned in downtown Birmingham, answer to “missing middle?”

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Is there a “missing middle” in Birmingham residential real estate development? The plan for the historic Stonewall Building downtown might be providing some of that missing real estate. Continue reading “Affordable apartments planned in downtown Birmingham, answer to “missing middle?””

Who are all these people moving downtown?

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Birmingham’s building boom continues to send ripples of construction activity throughout the downtown area and nearby neighborhoods. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the housing market, as numerous new condominiums, apartment complexes and mixed-use developments have popped up throughout the city center over the past few years.

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New Residential Spaces set for Southside

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A high demand for business spaces, within downtown, is raising demand for living units among populated areas.

UAB, being quite the central location in terms of populous on southside, will soon receive brand new apartment units to continue many developers wishes to keep consumers in the Magic City.

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Photo By: Christopher Architecture

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Young People are taking over Birmingham

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Birmingham’s young professional demographic has grown 3x the national average between 2010-2015 and now makes up almost 6% of Birmingham’s population.  How many people is that?  12.5K YP’s called Birmingham home in 2015, up from 8K in 2010. (Source:  U.S. Census Bureau).

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The ‘Ham now ranks 64th out of 150 large U.S. cities for YP growth, up 40 spots from 2010.

YP’s have been attracted to Birmingham’s revitalized areas including Avondale, Woodlawn and Lakeview, as well as downtown.

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