You want to live in the heart of the Magic City, but you also need to save some money for those pesky items like clothes and groceries and other things necessary to human life. Don’t worry! Hunting for apartments on a budget can be tough, but here are five Birmingham apartment communities that you can afford without skipping out on important amenities.


LaSalle Entrance.



Located in Five Points South, LaSalle is perfect for the student on a budget. It’s close to UAB and lots of affordable food options, like Hungry Howie’s, T-Bones and Chick-fil-A. Plus, Five Points comes alive at night with activities like trivia at Mellow Mushroom or Black Market Grill. You’ll never be without something to do or eat, no matter your budget.


Birmingham Apartment Fourth.

Within walking distance of Avondale’s finest restaurants (Melt, Saw’s and Wasabi Juan’s, just to name a few), Fourth is in a prime location for anyone who wants to experience some of the best food and nightlife in Birmingham. In addition to being easy on the wallet, living at Fourth makes it a snap to grab a delicious sandwich and spend the afternoon picnicking at Avondale park and playing frisbee with your friends. And feel free to bring your furry friends along because Fourth is pet-friendly.

Flanagan Flats

Birmingham Apartments Flanagan Flats.

Flanagan Flats is located near the Glen Iris neighborhood and is close to George Ward park. Here, you can play tennis, baseball and frisbee or just relax in the grass, watching the clouds go by. Thanks to the low rents, you can spend the day splurging in nearby downtown Homewood with zero guilt. Plus, your place has enough storage for all of your new purchases and more.

The Avondale

 Birmingham Apartment The Avondale.

Also located in the heart of Avondale, The Avondale’s location is perfect for nightlife enthusiasts. Close proximity to Avondale Brewing Company means you’re free to try some delicious craft beers without having to take an Uber home. Plus, Saturn, Avondale’s coffee shop and events venue, has frequent concerts and events to keep your weekends interesting. Save some money on your apartment and spend the extra cash on your social life.

Glen Iris Arms

Birmingham Apartment Glen Iris Arms.

Located in the Glen Iris neighborhood, these apartments are budget-friendly and just a short drive away from all things Birmingham. You’ll be just minutes from downtown, UAB and Homewood, so there is something new to try every day. From burgers at Highway 55 to pottery at Do it Yourself Crafts, this area is full of fun things to do.