I have lived in Birmingham, AL all my life.
I will admit there isn’t a whole lot to do here.
There are museums, parks, and shops. There are decent places to eat, theaters, and some events that are put on for the kids. There is a lot of history with Birmingham and that is showcased heavily. If you aren’t a history buff, you probably won’t ever visit here. That is okay though. Living year round, I like my area. Birmingham has some of the best weather in the United States. I love that I get four distinct seasons. I can have fall leaves change, the chance of snow, blooming flowers, and a hot summer season. I don’t have any severe temperatures though. The highest we get is a few days in the 90s and the lowest we get is a few nights in the 30s. A geothermal heat pump is how I get by in my day to day. The geothermal heat pump uses the existing heat energy in the ground and then pumps it indoors for a heating effect in the winter. The reverse happens in the summer. Think about it. The underground temperature in the summer is always colder. Using that colder temperatures means I save money no longer creating it myself with burning and churning of fossil fuels. Using existing heat energy is also much cheaper and cleaner for the indoor air quality. Most locations don’t have a heat pump due to getting too cold in the winter. Birmingham doesn’t get cold enough for that though.