Boutique apartments are perfect for students or young people looking to break out and live on their own for the first time. Whether you’re looking for a cozier apartment or a community with friendly and nearby neighbors, these intimate Birmingham apartment communities are sure to please.

1. Element 26birmingham-apartments-element-26.jpg

Element 26 is an ultra modern Southside apartment. With studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms, there are plenty of options for any lifestyle. If you’re a UAB student looking for a starter apartment, or plan on rooming with a friend, Element 26 will have a floor plan that works for you. Their on-site laundry, proximity to Wilson’s market and modern finishes are just icing on the cake. 

2. Merry Rowe

birmingham-apartments-merry-rowe.jpgMerry Rowe apartments are nestled down the road from Five Points and are walking distance from both UAB as well as nearby bars like Blue Monkey and the J Clyde. Each unit features two bedrooms and one bath as well as a balcony. With off-street parking and a pet-friendly atmosphere, Merry Rowe is a cozy community with plenty of charm.

3. Steel City Flats

Steel City Flats are newly renovated with an incredible view of Birmingham. These cozy studios feature concrete flooring, granite countertops, new kitchen appliances and off-street parking. They have a very distinctive Birmingham charm with decorative lighting and brick walls. This community also boasts community wifi and on-site laundry. If you’re looking for a smaller apartment community where you can get to know your neighbors, Steel City Flats is your perfect match.

4. The Richmondbirmingham-apartments-the-richmond.jpg

The Richmond is located in the heart of Southside’s Five Points. Directly across the way from the new Irish pub Buck Mulligan’s and the classic Mexican cantina Fuego, you’ll always be within walking distance of a quick beer or meal. This historic building offers plenty of charm in addition to its prime location. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring in plenty of natural light, and the off-street parking means you’ll never have to fight for a parking spot.

5. Dwell

Dwell has modern, luxury. two-bedroom apartments just minutes from UAB’s campus. The interior features hip lighting and fan fixtures and trendy design. It’s moments away from the Lakeview entertainment district as well as Five Points. If you’re looking for an upscale apartment in the Southside area, Dwell should be first on your list.