It is officially August, and that means that the moving season is coming to an end. Cities such as Austin and Boulder are the top places to move to in the United States because of the many things they have to do there. Many other cities are trying to catch up to the level of appeal that these two cities hold for millennials; however, Birmingham is not one of those cities.
Birmingham movers and locals both know that their city is awesome – and even a little weird. The following places rank as the 6 weirdest Birmingham hot spots locals love. Chances are, new residents will fall in love with these spots as well.
– African Village – Local Birmingham folk artist, Joe Minter, transformed his yard into an African Village. Not sure why this would be a local hot spot? Well, Minter invites everyone to check out his collection of African-American history-inspired art pieces made of old car parts, baking pans, sports equipment, Christmas décor, and other items you would never think could be made into an African-American history lesson. Let Birmingham movers finish unpacking your belongings and take your family to this truly once-in-a-lifetime museum experience.
– Ed’s Pet World – What could make your move to Birmingham more perfect other than by topping it off with a new family pet? As you drive-up to Ed’s, you may feel as if you are about to enter the same-old, boring pet store. You better think again fast, because Ed’s is where you can find bearded dragons, guinea pigs, turtles, and dogs all roaming around together like family.
– What’s on 2nd – It’s funny because that could also be a question. What’s on 2nd is known for having everything ever made, all in one location – and they are not kidding. No matter how many times you visit What’s on 2nd, you will never be able to see everything that is in the store. One trip to What’s on 2nd, and you will forget all about your move to Birmingham and those dreadful boxes waiting to be unpacked.
– Books, Beans, Candles – One of Birmingham’s only metaphysical shops, if you are not into pagans, witches or Wiccans, this will not be the place for you. However, if you are moving to Birmingham and those things are right up your alley then you will love it! Books, Beans, Candles also has a coffee shop inside for when you need a quick pick me up.
– Reed Books/Museum of Fond Memories – For a book collection of over 300,000 that dates back to 500 years ago, book worms rejoice at local bibliophile Jim Reed’s collection of books that flow from floor to ceiling.