Love where you live: A residential guide for Downtown Birmingham
Looking to find a place to call home in the heart of Birmingham? The residential population is rapidly growing in Downtown Birmingham and no matter what your style (and budget) there’s sure to be a place for you! We gathered a list of just a few of the places that downtown has to offer but there are so many more! Get out and explore – you might be surprised what you find!
A magical day in the Magic City
You know downtown Birmingham (and supporting local businesses) holds a special place in the REV team’s hearts. So, we took it upon ourselves to map out the perfect day downtown and tell (or better yet, show) you exactly which spots to hit to make the most of your day!
A Downtown Birmingham guide to family-friendly restaurants
Between the lack of sun and outdoor activities, keeping kids entertained during the wintertime is hard work! So, we took it upon ourselves to put together a little guide of all the family-friendly places Downtown Birmingham has to offer! Family + Food = FUN!
How does the 20th Street Refresh play into our Value of Downtown Report?
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been talking a lot about our Value of Downtown Report. We’ve also been talking a lot about the construction we’re doing on 20th Street. But how exactly do both of these projects go hand in hand?
The Importance of Downtown
“As the literal and figurative heart of their cities, downtowns represent and welcome residents, employees, and visitors from all walks of life,” says David Downey, President and CEO of the International Downtown Association (IDA), as he discusses the importance of downtown and the role it plays in keeping the vibrancy alive in our city centers!
The Vanishing Authenticity of Birmingham
Much of the “Birmingham character” that we appreciate and promote today is thanks to the many beautiful historic buildings and homes that still stand. Our concentration of historic structures is unique, and it’s an asset for our entire region’s economic development and growth, as that authenticity attracts people seeking sense of place and quality of life. But how do we ensure that the authenticity doesn’t begin to vanish as we continue to revive these historic structures?
The Vitality Index: How does Birmingham compare to other Downtown Districts?
The IDA defines the Vitality Index as a benchmarking tool to see how the vitality of various downtown areas across the country compare to one another. Let’s take a closer look at where Birmingham stands!
Let’s talk walk scores!
We recently released our Value of Downtown report and one of the areas we excelled in was our walk score. Need a crash course on what a walk score is? Well lucky for you our City Center District Manager, Rob Buddo, is here to tell you all about it!
The Value of Urban Parks: Investing in Public Parks Brings Returns for Cities
Public parks play a vital role in how we experience the communities, neighborhoods, and cities that we live in. Inclusive, well-designed public spaces provide access to recreational activities, spurs local investment opportunities, and combats environmental impacts.
Understanding the importance of downtown data with Rob Buddo
We recently released out Value of Downtown report! Our City Center District Manager, Rob Buddo, is here to explain just how important this data is and how it will help us make improvements to our downtown area in the near future.