Birmingham, Alabama is the largest city in the state and sits in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It has been called the “Cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement.” Twenty-four percent of Alabama’s population calls the 151 square mile city home. The city has made itself a big player in banking and medical research, but keeps true to its roots with 99 historic neighborhoods. Unfurnished apartment rentals in Birmingham range from $644 for a one bedroom to $772 for a two bedroom and more depending on the popularity of the area. One of the best places for kids to learn, the McWane Science Center features hands-on exhibits on four-floors including a tank with sharks and stingrays to pet and a giant piano to play. Residents and tourists also enjoy learning about the strength and sacrifices of African Americans and their supporters at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Check out DoNotRent.com for the most up-to-date reviews on Birmingham apartments.