I'm sure I posted something similar when I moved to Birmingham over a decade ago!
Until last summer we (me, wife & kids) were living in the southwest suburbs of Birmingham. We're living the country life in Bromsgrove now-- still pretty much Birmingham! There's a few of us Yanks in the Midlands.
And if any of you are feeling homesick, there's a softball club that plays every Thursday at the Tally Ho grounds in Edgbaston. Anyone 13+ can play-- all levels of play are welcome! Just search out Birmingham Bobcats on facebook or google!