Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Fountain Heights region is going through a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $9 per sqft per year. That's a 36% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Birmingham market, the Fountain Heights submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 8 listings have been posted online, which means spaces are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 125% of the available leases in the Fountain Heights are subleases, so you might be able to snag a great spot on a short term. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 12,490 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this area are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1920 and are Class B.
This area is fairly equally mixed residential and commercial. Agriculture is the dominant industry in this area. Most of the occupants 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.