Live Downtown Birmingham

Downtown Birmingham is the most diverse district in the region—a place where everyone can find something that speaks to them. We have a quickly growing residential population, a vibrant local business community, beautiful historic buildings full of opportunity and exciting jobs that put you near fun and conveniences.

Featured properties

American Life

American Life

Live where the magic happens.

Opened in 1925 as the Martin Office Building, the Lofts at American Life have been redeveloped to retain the property’s uniquely historical character, while offering the conveniences and amenities you expect in apartment home living. Genuinely attainable living, without compromising location or quality. 

Live where the magic happens.

Once one of the first skyscrapers in Birmingham, this 120,000 square-foot building was originally built to be the First National Bank Building in 1903. Now, Common at the Frank will act as a vital part of downtown with amenities that serve the entire Birmingham community. With an onsite restaurant, tenant lounge, roof deck, and a two-story outdoor terrace open to the public, The Frank will function as a hub for connection and activity.  

The Pizitz

The Pizitz

Live where the magic happens.

The Pizitz apartments offer the best of downtown living: city views, natural light, oversized windows, open floor plans, modern kitchens and baths, airy ceilings, rooftop pool, fitness studio, event space, walkable neighborhood and an urban lifestyle all your own.

New Ideal

New Ideal

Live where the magic happens.

Built in 1925 and converted into the New Ideal Department Store, this beauty was once the place to go for prom dresses, women’s apparel and even fresh popcorn!  After lying vacant for over 30 years, New Ideal Lofts are ready to move in!  Home to 44 upscale residential lofts ranging in size from 390 sf to over 3,000 sf. and within walking distance to the Alabama Theater, The Lyric, Pizitz and its new Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema, you will always have an opportunity to be entertained.  

CAP is downtown for you

CAP is downtown Birmingham’s clean and safe program, funded by downtown property owners.

CAP safety ambassadors want to make sure you feel at home in Birmingham’s City Center. They patrol downtown on foot, Segways and bikes, their visibility and attention deterring bad behavior and activities. They look for opportunities to help people and tidy up our district as they’re out and about.

How can CAP help you? Call 205-251-0111 to request help within the City Center Business Improvement District.


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Ready to call Downtown Birmingham your neighborhood? Residential units for sale are included below, or you can search downtown rentals using Apartment Finder.

Residential units for sale


$219,900 | 1 bed | 1 bath | 657 Sq. Ft.
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$499,999 | 2 beds | 2 baths | 1878 Sq. Ft.
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1235 23RD STREET S

$919,900 | 2 beds | 2.5 baths | 1957 Sq. Ft.
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