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237 Cheap Apartments for rent in Birmingham, AL

Finding cheap apartments in Birmingham takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
Tower on Tenth Photo Gallery 1
1 of 15
Verified
201 Units Available
Studio
$931
376 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,350
592 sqft
Something beautiful is happening in Birmingham - Newly designed apartment homes available right in the heart of 5 Points South! Tower on Tenth has transformed historical into inspiring. Our studio and one-bedroom apartment homes offer a sleek, modern design with the latest in technological features. This highly sought-after neighborhood provides a superior location for entertainment and dining, walking distance from your front door. Come home to Tower on Tenth and let us Elevate Your Lifestyle.
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Homewood Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$899
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,085
858 sqft
Conveniently situated just off of Greensprings Highway and I-65. Located just minutes from UAB, Miles College, and Samford University. Units include washer and dryer connection, ceiling fans, and one two bedrooms.
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513 at Valley Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$795
625 sqft
1 Bedroom
$850
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,035
900 sqft
Convenient location near UAB, Samford University and I-65. On-site laundry facilities and a swimming pool. Just a short walk to local restaurants and entertainment venues.
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Chace Lake Villas Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
1 Bedroom
$945
591 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
1149 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Spacious apartments with access to 24-hour fitness center, car care center, tennis court, basketball court and outdoor pool. Resort-like environment conveniently located near Riverchase Galleria.
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Madison Park Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$615
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
$700
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
1360 sqft
Under New Management. Interior and Exterior Renovations in Progress. Pardon our progress as we bring you the best Madison Park has to offer! Madison Park was created for those who know what they want out of life. Our elegant homes of distinction provide carefree living with personalized service. Madison Park offers some of the largest apartments and town homes in the area from Studios up to 4 Bedroom Townhomes. We are sure to have a floorplan to fit your lifestyle. Newly enhanced apartments will include: Stainless Steel Appliances, Brushed Nickle Fixtures, White Shaker Style Cabinetry, Rockport Gray Plank Flooring, and so much more! COMING SUMMER 2021: Park, Grill & Chill, and Sports Court.
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Townview Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 18
Verified
4 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$880
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
1018 sqft
From the moment you walk through the front door, you'll feel the comfort that makes our residents happy to call Townview home. Townview's newly renovated one and two bedroom apartments include large, open floor plans, 2” blinds, wood designed plank flooring, Hunter ceiling fans, new appliances, and fresh color schemes with accent walls. All residences can enjoy the conveniences of 24-hour maintenance, private off-street parking, and easy-to-use online bill pay. We are within minutes of UAB. Contact us to tour Townview Apartments. We look forward to meeting you!
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The Park at Forestdale Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
Verified
8 Units Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$725
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$730
840 sqft
Welcome to the Park at Forestdale - a charming collection of five distinct communities offering a variety of distinct floor plans and locations. Studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment homes offer spacious layouts and plenty of storage. The Park at Forestdale team is committed to delivering exceptional resident experiences. Convenient shopping, award-winning schools, local museums and parks are all in close proximity, with sponsored activities to help you develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors. Call us today to schedule your personalized tour.
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The Madrid Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
$550
415 sqft
1 Bedroom
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We don't just rent apartments. From the moment you walk through the front door you'll feel the comfort and security that makes our residents happy to call us home. Cutting edge amenities, meticulously-groomed grounds, and a dedicated staff contributes to a higher standard of living. Convenient shopping, award-winning schools, local museums and parks are all close at hand, with sponsored activities to develop new hobbies while getting to know your neighbors.
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The VUE at Crestwood Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$939
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Perched along scenic Eagle View Drive, you'll discover our modern community, The VUE at Crestwood Apartments in Birmingham, AL! From our hilltop location, you'll enjoy a panoramic bird's eye view of The Magic City. Beautifully renovated and pet-friendly, The VUE at Crestwood offers one, two, and three-bedroom apartment floor plans, where you're sure to find the perfect home for the lifestyle you're looking for. The updates in our spacious Crestwood apartments near Avondale include desirable modern amenities such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, hardwood-inspired flooring, upgraded fixtures, designer paint schemes, and much more. Plus, our ideal location just minutes from Downtown Birmingham, means you're close to some of the city's most exciting neighborhoods, best new features, and popular attractions. Come home to our Birmingham apartments and cast off the cares and stresses of the workday. Relax on your private balcony or patio and enjoy the incredible views and stunning sunsets. Choose a home with a cozy fireplace and curl up on a chilly night with a good book. During the warmer months, our pool is a resident favorite - and we've made sure to upgrade it as well! Plus, the brand new fitness center means you can cancel that expensive gym membership! We've got cardio and strength training equipment, so you can get the workout you want, right at home! Beautifully landscaped with mature trees and neatly manicured grounds, our community is the perfect place to take a stroll with your leashed, four-legged friend. You'll also enjoy knowing our on-site management and maintenance teams are ready to meet your needs with swift, professional service.
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Mountainside Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$670
460 sqft
1 Bedroom
$695
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$880
930 sqft
City views galore from private patios and balconies, while the smoke-free units also feature fireplaces and w/d hookups. Community features include a pool, e-payments and pet-friendly units. Near University of Alabama and I-65.
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Village Square Landings Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$863
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,018
1124 sqft
Village Square Landings in Birmingham, AL, has all the conveniences you need. You will find our one, two and three bedroom apartment homes to be spacious, include private storage and washer/dryer hookups. Our community is conveniently located within the Pinson Valley Industrial Park area and is minutes from Hwy 79, Jefferson State Community College, Alabama State College, Birmingham Southern College, University of Alabama and Honda Manufacturing. Enjoy the convenience of our sparkling pool & sundeck, tennis courts and playground. We offer simple to use online services that are quick, reliable and secure. From paying your rent to making a maintenance request, our online resident portal helps to make your monthly routine simple. Call us to schedule your tour today and find out why Village Square Landings is the next place you will want to call home.
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Highland Court Photo Gallery 1
1 of 8
1 Bedroom
$900
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
800 sqft
The Union at Cooper Hill Photo Gallery 1
1 of 24
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$925
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,115
982 sqft
Units with open living and dining areas in an urban setting near I-20 and downtown Birmingham. Convenient and close to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping.
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Common at the Frank Photo Gallery 1
1 of 12
Verified
6 Units Available
Studio
$898
276 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,387
594 sqft
Welcome to Common’s newest home in downtown Birmingham Discover studios and 1-bedroom apartments, beautiful amenities, and city living made easy At Common at The Frank, your apartment doesn’t end at your front door — you’ll enjoy amenity spaces designed for comfort, convenience, and community. On the first floor, you’ll find a furnished courtyard with sky-light and access to the building’s bar. Enjoy your morning coffee in the lounge area, or head downstairs for your happiest hour yet. Hop on the elevator to the rooftop clubroom, where you’ll find a full kitchen, dining room area, and turfed lounge area — the perfect spot to host a game night with friends, or meet other Common members. Even your furry friend has a chance to build community at the turfed dog run and dog washing station! Another bonus? You’ll save money (and time!) on an expensive gym membership when you take advantage of the indoor and outdoor gym. Our home in Birmingham features: - In unit washer and dryer - Furnished courtyard - Rooftop clubroom with full kitchen, dining room, and turfed lounge - Bar & Lounge - Dog Run + Washing Station - Gym - Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces - Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included - Parking Garage - Bike storage Central City is a lively neighborhood, packed with coffee shops, cocktail bars, bookstores, museums, and everyday conveniences. Right next door, you’ll find Trattoria Zaza, a locally loved Italian restaurant serving up fresh pasta and pizza with an equally delicious selection of beer, wine, and canned cocktails. For your morning coffee, head to Revelator Coffee down the block, a hip cafe that makes mornings that much sweeter with local donuts and pastries. Common at the Frank is also only a few blocks from iconic cultural institutions including the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, the Lyric Theatre, and the Alabama Theatre, and a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Exclusive Common perks Common helps you save money on rent and everything else you love with exclusive discounts to local and national brands. Save on comfortable, beautiful bedding at Brooklinen, meal prep from BlueApron, wine from Winc, and so much more! A built-in community Alongside exclusive savings, you’ll also enjoy curated community events Birmingham — think cooking lessons, museum nights, and exercise classes. Use the Connect by Common app to RSVP, meet other members, and ask questions about your home.
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9722 Williamsburg Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$850
Spacious two story townhome in the Birmingham area. 2BR-1.5BA, Living/Dining combo, open to the kitchen with stove and refrigerator, half bath on main level. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms with a full bath to share. Open deck on the back. Please verify any importance to prospect, schools, trash, utilities, etc. To apply, go to www.russellrealtyandassociates.com. Contact our office for more details at 205-358-3377. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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3104 Avenue F Photo Gallery 1
1 of 7
3 Bedrooms
$900
1306 sqft
HOME FEATURES: This home features: A location less than a mile from the interstate, this home is located in an historic district and has been well maintained. Updated appliances. CONVENIENCE: Keyless entry, motion sensors, and thermostat controls that can all be monitored from your smart phone! STATUS: Available Now! SHOWINGS: Available 7 days a week between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Showings through Rently self-showing technology. SECTION 8: Not Accepted CONTACT: www.KrchRentals.com or call 205-210-4538. UTILITIES: Tenant is responsible for all utilities. DEPOSIT: Is the same as the rent amount, depending on credit worthiness. APPLICATION: Only on our Krch Realty website! $20 fee per adult (all adults must complete an application) www.KrchRentals.com QUALIFICATIONS: Credit and criminal screening ran for each applicant at time of submission. Must have credit history. No evictions in the last 3 years, or multiple previous evictions. No pending evictions/lockouts on current home. No unpaid balances to previous landlords. No unpaid phone bill, gas or electric bills, or utilities currently in collections without full payoff. No felony convictions or pending charges relating to: drugs, theft, violent offenses, or sexual offenses. INCOME – Household income for all adults must be at least 3 times the rent (Gross income - before deductions). PETS: You must disclose any animals that will live on the property. Limit 2 pets unless agreed upon in writing. Pet deposit $350 per animal. AVOID SCAMS!: Krch Realty will NOT ask you to wire funds, ever! We will NOT ask you to complete an application anywhere other than our property management website (links should always end up on OUR website), and the application will display our logo, and is serviced through “Propertyware”. If you receive TEXT communications, be sure you call our main office before applying or sending funds to an unknown source 205-210-4538. Self-showing is through Rently, which is a 3rd party provider that will give you access to tour the home. Rently can direct you to our website for applications. When we update our pricing or property advertisement, it will update on all legitimate sites. We do not advertise on Craigslist! MANAGEMENT: Krch Realty This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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109 82nd Street South Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$875
1362 sqft
Back to School Special! Move in by August 31st and YOU choose what works best for you! Get $900 off your first full month’s rent OR have your concession equally divided across the first full six months of a 12-month lease. If you desire a long-term lease, get an additional one month free on an 18-month lease. Owned and Managed by Sylvan Homes. Sylvan Homes does not advertise on Craigslist or Social Serve or Facebook Marketplace. We will never ask you to wire money. Application for this property is only through Sylvan Homes website. Please read the requirements and qualifications here: https://sylvanhs.com/apply/tenant-requirements/ Relax with a cup of coffee on your rocking chair front porch of this 2BR 1BA home. Wonderful features include a spacious living room and a beautiful formal dining room, both with gleaming hardwood floors! The sunny kitchen has all appliances lots of cabinet and counter space for food prep, The large bedrooms have ample closet space! A multi-use bonus is at the back of the home. Act quickly to make this your new home! Deposit determined by credit score. Applicant to verify school. Renter insurance required. Landscaping and pest control are Tenant responsibilities. The property allows self-guided viewing without an appointment. Section 8 accepted. Neighborhood: South Eastlake High school: Woodlawn High School Middle school: Ossie Ware Mitchell Elementary School Elementary school: Robinson Elementary School This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1100 Cotton Avenue Southwest Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$725
810 sqft
HOME FEATURES: Lovely 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhome located minutes from the interstate on a quiet street. Complete with a living area and kitchen with upgraded counter tops and stove. CONVENIENCE: Keyless entry, motion sensors, and thermostat controls that can all be monitored from your smart phone! STATUS: Available Now! SHOWINGS: Available 7 days a week between 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Showings through Rently self-showing technology. SECTION 8: Not Accepted CONTACT: www.KrchRealty.com or call 205-210-4538. UTILITIES: Tenant is responsible for all utilities. DEPOSIT: Is the same as the rent amount, depending on credit worthiness. APPLICATION: Only on our Krch Realty website! $20 fee per adult (all adults must complete an application) www.KrchRentals.com QUALIFICATIONS: Credit and criminal screening ran for each applicant at time of submission. Must have credit history. No evictions in the last 3 years, or multiple previous evictions. No pending evictions/lockouts on current home. No unpaid balances to previous landlords. No unpaid phone bill, gas or electric bills, or utilities currently in collections without full payoff. No felony convictions or pending charges relating to: drugs, theft, violent offenses, or sexual offenses. INCOME – Household income for all adults must be at least 3 times the rent (Gross income - before deductions). PETS: You must disclose any animals that will live on the property. Limit 2 pets unless agreed upon in writing. Pet deposit $350 per animal. AVOID SCAMS!: Krch Realty will NOT ask you to wire funds, ever! We will NOT ask you to complete an application anywhere other than our property management website (links should always end up on OUR website), and the application will display our logo, and is serviced through “Propertyware”. If you receive TEXT communications, be sure you call our main office before applying or sending funds to an unknown source 216.201.9114. Self-showing is through Rently, which is a 3rd party provider that will give you access to tour the home. Rently can direct you to our website for applications. When we update our pricing or property advertisement, it will update on all legitimate sites. We do not advertise on Craigslist! MANAGEMENT: Krch Realty This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1049 Felix Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$885
784 sqft
Simple 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home located in Forestdale. Includes central heating and air, kitchen appliances, and washer/dryer connections. Large fenced back yard and parking pad for two vehicles in front. 12 month lease. $250 pet fee + additional $25/mo. (must meet certain breed, age, and size requirements). Tenant is responsible for all utilities (power, water, & trash collection). Tenant is responsible for landscaping maintenance. No Smoking Allowed This property has a Rently automated lockbox so you can view the property at your convenience 7 days a week. Visit http://www.wattsrealty.com/tenants to view our qualification requirements for residency. Subject to prior sale or lease, change in price, or withdrawal from market without notice. Rental availability may change hourly, and there is no guarantee that rental availability listed will be the same when you contact our office. The information contained herein form sources deemed reliable but no warranty or representation is made to the accuracy thereof. Watts Realty Co., Inc. Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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9040 Belvoir Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$925
969 sqft
To self-tour this Property, copy and paste this link in your browser: homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/3945442 Please ask about our Rhino Deposit Program. Pay a fraction of the normal deposit amount! Come tour this affordable 2 bed, 1 bath home today! This home has 969 square feet of space, with features that include a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, central air, hardwood floors, washer/dryer hookups, is freshly painted and newly renovated. With access to a porch. Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood while also living just minutes from major highways such as I-59 for a quick commute. This property is pet-friendly. Take advantage of our self-showing tour with our Rently app. Click the Schedule a Tour or Check Availability button on this page and you’ll be able to see this home ASAP. BONUS: Have peace of mind in knowing this property is professionally managed by Great Jones Property Management. With a fully staffed 24/7 tenant support hotline, all of your requests will be addressed immediately and all maintenance repairs are performed by licensed and insured vendors. Rent can be paid in cash, online through our portal system, or by check. BE AWARE: Scams are operating in this region. Email birmingham@greatjones.co to contact an official Great Jones representative about this property. Great Jones will never advertise on Craigslist, ask you to wire money, or ask you to keep the key to the home for move in. This property comes in as-is condition. If this property is part of a homeowner’s association, additional fees may apply. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1112 15th Street North Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$650
Enjoy this lovely 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom apartment, ready to move in. A nice kitchen with gorgeous laminate counters and plenty of cabinets. The lovely living room has lots of natural light. The bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower combo. Start applying now! This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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7532 2nd Avenue South Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$675
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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To self-tour this Property, copy and paste this link in your browser: homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/3930474 Please ask about our Rhino deposit program. Pay a fraction of the normal deposit amount! Come toue this affordable 1 bed, 1 bath home today! This home has 621 square feet of space, while also living just minutes from tons of shopping and major highways such as I-59 for a quick commute. Take advantage of our self-showing tour with our Rently app. Click the Schedule a Tour or Check Availability button on this page and you’ll be able to see this home ASAP. BONUS: Have peace of mind in knowing this property is professionally managed by Great Jones Property Management. With a fully staffed' 24/7 'tenant support hotline, all of your requests will be addressed immediately and all maintenance repairs are performed by licensed and insured vendors. Rent can be paid in cash, online through our portal system, or by check. BE AWARE: Scams are operating in this region. Email leasing.birmingham@greatjones.co to contact an official Great Jones representative about this property. Great Jones will never advertise on Craigslist, ask you to wire money, or ask you to keep the key to the home for move in. This property comes in as-is condition. If this property is part of a homeowner’s association, additional fees may apply. |Amenities: Dogs ok up to 40 lbs,No cats This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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5312 Terrace J Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$895
1065 sqft
To self-tour this Property, copy and paste this link in your browser: homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/3918352 Please ask about our Rhino Deposit Program. Pay a fraction of the normal deposit amount! Come tour this affordable 2 bed, 1 bath home today! This home has 992 square feet of space, with features that include a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, central air, hardwood floors, washer/dryer hookups, is freshly painted and newly renovated. With access to , porch, fenced yard . Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood while also living just minutes from major highways such as I-70 for a quick commute. This property is pet-friendly. Take advantage of our self-showing tour with our Rently app. Click the Schedule a Tour or Check Availability button on this page and you’ll be able to see this home ASAP. BONUS: Have peace of mind in knowing this property is professionally managed by Great Jones Property Management. With a fully staffed 24/7 tenant support hotline, all of your requests will be addressed immediately and all maintenance repairs are performed by licensed and insured vendors. Rent can be paid in cash, online through our portal system, or by check. BE AWARE: Scams are operating in this region. Email birmingham@greatjones.co to contact an official Great Jones representative about this property. Great Jones will never advertise on Craigslist, ask you to wire money, or ask you to keep the key to the home for move in. This property comes in as-is condition. If this property is part of a homeowner’s association, additional fees may apply. This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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1884 Alabama Avenue Southwest Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$915
1047 sqft
To self-tour this Property, copy and paste this link in your browser: homes.rently.com/homes-for-rent/properties/3903341 Please ask about our Rhino deposit program. Pay a fraction of the normal deposit amount! Come tour this affordable 3 bed, 1 bath home today! This home has 1047 square feet of space, while also living just minutes from tons of shopping and major highways such as US-11 for a quick commute. This property is pet friendly. Take advantage of our self-showing tour with our Rently app. Click the Schedule a Tour or Check Availability button on this page and you’ll be able to see this home ASAP. BONUS: Have peace of mind in knowing this property is professionally managed by Great Jones Property Management. With a fully staffed' 24/7 'tenant support hotline, all of your requests will be addressed immediately and all maintenance repairs are performed by licensed and insured vendors. Rent can be paid in cash, online through our portal system, or by check. BE AWARE: Scams are operating in this region. Email leasing.birmingham@greatjones.co to contact an official Great Jones representative about this property. Great Jones will never advertise on Craigslist, ask you to wire money, or ask you to keep the key to the home for move in. This property comes in as-is condition. If this property is part of a homeowner’s association, additional fees may apply. |Amenities: Cats ok,Dogs ok This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Birmingham?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Birmingham is $1,220.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Birmingham?

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The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Birmingham is $1,817.
City Guide for Birmingham, AL

At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains sits one of the American South’s most storied cities, Birmingham, Alabama. Outsiders may forever remember the city for its violent, segregationist past, but residents of today’s Birmingham know their city as a vibrant, ethnically diverse community that just happens to boast some of the Deep South’s most affordable and attractive renting options. So what do you say? Are you ready to head on down to Dixie and start living the high life with Birmingham’...

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Birmingham, AL

Finding cheap apartments in Birmingham takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Birmingham by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Birmingham in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Birmingham.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Birmingham. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Birmingham.