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Located along Woodward Avenue, Michigan’s Main Street, Birmingham is centrally located within Oakland County and Metro Detroit. Birmingham’s lively, pedestrian-friendly downtown offers one of the midwest's premier shopping districts. Comprised of nearly 300 retailers, downtown Birmingham offers a wonderfully diverse assortment of boutiques and national retailers, restaurants, gift shops, jewelers, salons, spas, art galleries, and antiques. Movie theaters and two beautiful parks complete the city center.

Whether you live near or far, visiting downtown Birmingham has never been easier with information and resources provided by the Birmingham Shopping District (BSD).

Browse the shopping, dining, and service directories on our website to find user-friendly maps organized by category. We hope you enjoy your visit to the Birmingham Shopping District!


The City of Birmingham is vibrant and prosperous, with a population of approximately 21,000. Covering only 4.73 square miles, our community is able to maintain the feel of a small town, while experiencing the benefits and amenities of an affluent urban area. Nestled amid some of the nation’s most affluent suburbs, downtown Birmingham is a center for business, social and cultural activities. With an appreciation for art and culture in its many forms, visitors can spend a summer evening listening to a concert in the park, attend one of our many festivals, take a Sunday morning stroll through the Farmers Market, browse art galleries or take in the latest movies at one of our two theatres.

Our recreational amenities are plentiful, with over 26 parks offering passive and active recreational opportunities. Tennis courts, two golf courses, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, playground equipment and picnic areas await you in Birmingham. A wooded trail system, urban bike paths and the Rouge River all wind their way through the heart of the City.

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As a Main Street America AffiliateTM, the Birmingham Shopping District is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. 





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