The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Fountain Heights region is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $26 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Fountain Heights region has greater rates, and you'll have to negotiate above asking rent to be in this hot region.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been made available, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 213% of the listings in the Fountain Heights are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 6,500 sqft, there are still 0 office spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are approximately 2 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1920 and are Class B.
This market is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this region. Most of the folk of Fountain Heights work from home. Commuting under 5 minutes a day is the norm for those who opt to reside in this part of town.