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1 Bedroom Apartments in Birmingham, AL

Search and browse 2822 1 bedroom apartments available for rent in Birmingham, AL. With apartments that span the entire city, you will find an apartment in Birmingham for just the right price. During your search, sort your favorite 1 bedroom apartments by one of our listed amenities — covered parking, in-unit washer and dryer, a rooftop pool, a modern fitness center, an updated kitchen, energy efficient appliances, smart technology, online leasing, payments, and more. Want to tour a property? Schedule a tour online and you’ll be moving in to your new Birmingham apartment before you know it.

October Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Birmingham Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the October 2020 key findings and figures for the Birmingham rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Birmingham and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Birmingham rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Birmingham Rent Prices Decrease From September to October

Birmingham rent prices decreased over the last month. From September to October, the city experienced a -2.47% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Birmingham one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $989.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from September to October, Birmingham experienced a -2.88% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Birmingham two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $979.0.

October Prices: Birmingham vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Birmingham and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Birmingham over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 1 of the Birmingham suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 4 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Vestavia Hills, AL .

  • Rent decreased in Hoover, AL, Homewood, AL, Mountain Brook, AL, Moody, AL.

  • 3 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Birmingham.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Birmingham.

October 2020 Pricing Trends: Birmingham vs. National Comparisons

Birmingham Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Birmingham over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Birmingham rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Birmingham one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's October 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Birmingham and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Birmingham and suburbs

1 BR October 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR October 2 BR M/M % Change
Birmingham, AL $1,014.0 0.60% $1,008.0 -3.91%
Hoover, AL $929.0 -1.17% $1,124.0 -3.77%
Vestavia Hills, AL $1,458.0 0.62% $1,689.0 -1.92%
Homewood, AL $1,377.0 -0.43% $1,535.0 -0.07%
Mountain Brook, AL $1,996.0 -1.38% $957.0 -0.31%
Moody, AL $874.0 0.00% $1,010.0 0.30%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.