Birmingham new homesWhen searching for a new home, it is all about location. Recently Birmingham, Alabama further proved why it is a top place to live with its downtown being named the No. 10 best downtown in the nation by

To compile its list of the top downtowns in the U.S., Livability first looked at improvement in retail, office vacancy rates, population gains, income growth, unemployment, the ratio of people who live and work in downtowns, and the overall livability of the city. Next, the aesthetics of the downtown areas were evaluated and Livability talked to its well-traveled staff to make its final selections. The list of the top 10 downtown in the nation includes:

  1. Fort Worth, Texas
  2. Providence, Rhode Island
  3. Indianapolis, Indiana
  4. Provo, Utah
  5. Alexandria, Virginia
  6. Frederick, Maryland
  7. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  8. Bellingham, Washington
  9. Eugene, Oregon
  10. Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham made the list for the incredible comeback it has made over the years. Population growth continues to rise and retail vacancy has declined significantly. New projects such as Railroad Park and Regions Field lures residents downtown, while existing venues such as the historic Alabama Theatre have undergone renovations. Family-friendly events also add to downtown Birmingham’s appeal with favorites such as the Sidewalk Film Festival and Magic City Art Connection.

Harris Doyle Homes builds beautiful new homes in several communities throughout metro Birmingham, providing convenient access to downtown. For more information on our Birmingham communities, as well as our new homes in Pike Road at The Waters, visit the Harris Doyle Homes website today.