One of the things that Jason and I love about Birmingham is that we can live 10 minutes from downtown without breaking the bank. In many other cities, to be middle-class means to commute into the city, and that's just not the case for Birmingham. Of course, we have our suburbs where you can get more house for more money, but our house is just the right size, and it takes me 8 minutes to get to work in the mornings.
We love living so close to downtown because we feel like we really utilize downtown. We love trying out new restaurants, going to events at the parks, and just strolling down the street and finding a cute little coffee shop. We went on our first date at Matthew's Bar & Grill on Morris Ave., and Jason proposed there two years later. We love our city, and I had a blast capturing some of our favorite places in black and white.