Communities/Birmingham, Alabama
Home to a vibrant food and arts scene, Birmingham has grown into Alabama's second most populous city.
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Downtown Birmingham has experienced a renaissance, further solidifying the nickname
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Founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, Birmingham has grown into Alabama’s second most populous city. Home to a vibrant food and arts scene and the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, the city has devoted itself to fostering growth through a progressive business climate and a devotion to social justice. Located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the Magic City features more green space per capita than any other city of its size in... 

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Established 150 years ago, Birmingham, Alabama, quickly became known as “The Magic City” due to rapid growth of its iron and steel industry. The moniker was popularized by James Powell, president of the Elyton Land Company. At the turn of the 20th century, downtown Birmingham area experienced a renaissance, becoming one of the country’s most impressive downtown areas, further solidifying the nickname.

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