Studios and private apartments in Central City





Rent a spacious apartment with access to convenient amenities

Live in the heart of Birmingham when you make your home in Central City. This lively neighborhood has something to do and see on every corner — from craft cocktail bars and delicious restaurants to bookstores, museums, and everyday conveniences.

Discover your dream home in Central City

Take advantage of all Birmingham has to offer with our brand-new rental apartments in Central City, Alabama, a cozy yet lively urban area. Birmingham is home to a rich history, epic green spaces, and an emerging culinary scene—perfect to enjoy with your community.

What is luxury living like in Central City?

A luxury studio or 1-bedroom apartment in Central City, Alabama offers the best of both worlds: privacy and a built-in community. Enjoy having your own space alongside communal amenities like a restaurant and bar, gym, furnished rooftop, and more. Plus, you can easily meet new friends in your building with the exclusive Connect by Common app.

Homes available in Central City

You’ll find stunning apartments in Central City like the rental units at The Frank, a renovated luxury complex located within walking distance from restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and public parks. The Frank features fantastic amenities from in-unit laundry to on-site parking, plus wonderful common spaces and exciting extras, including a lounge room, business center, and turf dog run for your coliving canines.

Frequently asked questions

What is Central City known for?

Central City is in the heart of downtown Birmingham, a historic hub considered the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. Also dubbed The Magic City for its rapid industrial growth, today it’s one of the biggest cities in the South, paying tribute to its iconic roots while embracing a diverse new culture. The vibrant Central City neighborhood is perfect for exploring new spots and spending time outdoors. Arranged in a convenient grid system, you’ll have that big-city feel with small-town charm.

What is the public transportation in Central City?

It’s easy to get around Birmingham thanks to the Metro Area Express (MAX), an extensive bus network that serves all parts of the city. MAX runs 16 routes daily, including a line to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Central City is well-connected to numerous bus stops, making it possible to live downtown without a car. The Central City neighborhood is also easily walkable, so you can get your steps in whether you’re picking up groceries or meeting coworkers for happy hour. The Frank is located within walking distance of several MAX buses. Plus, for further travel, you’ll only be a few blocks away from an Amtrak train station and Greyhound bus stop.

What are some fun things to do in Central City?

Central City is at the crux of culture, dining, entertainment, and more. Step out your door and stumble into a new coffee shop, or meet friends at one of many trendy cocktail bars. Sample the city’s growing culinary palette at a range of casual and upscale restaurants, or pop into local shops like The Museum of Fond Memories, a second-hand bookstore that residents love is brimming with every genre under the sun. To learn more about the city’s important history, a must-see is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, one of the most prominent human rights museums in the nation. Down the street is the 16th Street Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was a frequent speaker. In the evening, catch a film or live concert at the Alabama Theater, an impressive movie palace dating back to the 1920s—with its original pipe organ still in use.

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Learn more about Central City

With a private apartment and shared social spaces, The Frank provides the perfect balance between community and independence. Learn more about living in a 1-bedroom apartment or a studio in Central City, Alabama on our blog.