The most populous city in Alabama is Birmingham, holding approximately one-quarter of the state’s population. The city was founded in 1871 during the Reconstruction period after the civil war, and it was named after Birmingham, England, a major industrial hub in the United Kingdom.
From 1881 through 1920 it was known as “The Magic City” and “The Pittsburgh of the South”. Its strengths were iron and steel production. Further, rails and railroad cars were both manufactured in Birmingham. Later, the economy diversified and evolved into banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance, turning Birmingham into one of the largest banking centers in the United States and as one of the most important business centers in the Southeast. At our Wheelers Birmingham Wheelchair Van Rentals location we have the best vehicles for you to get around Birmingham during your next business trip.
But business is not the only thing attracting people to Birmingham. The city is also a higher education hub that has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. In 1969 it gained the title if University. Additionally, it is home to private institutions such as Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College, with an academic offer that includes major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. Wheelers Birmingham Wheelchair Van Rentals is that transportation solution for those who come to the city of Birmingham to visit the 3 law schools in the city or the headquarters of the Southwestern Athletic Conference and the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.
In the 70s, the city was transformed due to urban-renewal efforts aimed to the development of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which became a major medical and research center. In 1971, the improvements included the upgrading of Vulcan Park and the construction of a major downtown convention center containing a 2,500-seat symphony hall, theater, 19,000-seat arena, and exhibition halls and new skyscrapers which had a major impact on the city’s economy that led to diversification. Today, Downtown Birmingham is experiencing a renaissance, as new resources are being destined to reconstructing the downtown area into a 24-hour mixed-use district, with a booming market for lofts and condominiums and a fast-growing restaurant, retail and cultural scene, which you can easily explore with the help of our Birmingham Wheelchair Van Rentals
Birmingham Wheelchair Van Rentals
Wheelers offers the best modified vehicles in the industry. We deliver and pick up vehicles at different locations to make things even more convenient for you. In fact you can request a quote on this page or rent directly at your location of choice. For more information, please don’t hesitate contact us.
Currently, Wheelers has locations all over the U.S. Our Alabama Wheelchair Van Rentals service is available in Birmingham and other major cities across the US deep south.