Birmingham named most exciting place in Alabama

Aug 6, 2014, 4:49pm CDT   

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Jeremy Edwards

A real estate website has named the city the most exciting place in Alabama and has the data to back it up.

Reporter- Birmingham Business Journal
 

It’s no secret that Birmingham’s night life is heating up with venues like Iron City and the host of breweries, bars and eateries located in the metro.

A real estate website has named the city the most exciting place in Alabama and has the data to back it up.

Movoto ranked 64 cities in the state with a population of 10,000 or more, finding Birmingham has the right combination of music, restaurants and activities.

“It’s no surprise that Birmingham-home to more nightlife per capita than anywhere else in the state-came in at No.1 on our list,” Movoto’s ranking said. “Even aside from places like Workplay, Blue Monkey and Parkside, though, Birmingham has a lot to offer.”

The ranking is based on criteria that includes, nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy etc), live music venues per capita, active life options (parks and outdoor activities), arts and entertainment, fast food (the fewer the better), non-fast food restaurants (the more the better), residents ages 18 to 34 and population density.

Birmingham ranked No. 4 for its number of music venues and arts and entertainment options, the report said. It came in at No. 8 in active life options.

Birmingham’s 18-34 crowd makes up 28 percent of its population as well.

Florence came in at No. 2, and Montgomery, Mobile and Fairhope all tied for No. 3.

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