Huntsville AL is a great place to live
Huntsville AL is located in Madison County in the northern portion of Alabama. Established in the early 1800s, it now has a population of nearly 200,000 and nearly 500,000 in the entire Huntsville metropolitan area.
This is a thriving community, and a high-tech town. It is home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, and the U.S. Army Military Post known as Redstone Arsenal.
Huntsville has the second largest research park in the United States, and the average commute time is less than 20 minutes. As home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville is also known as the Rocket City.
During 2009-2010 Forbes named Huntsville to be:
• One of the nation’s top 10 places for business and careers
• One of the top 10 smartest cities in the world
• One of the Top 5 Best Cities for Recession Recovery
• One of Forbes Leading Cities for Business
• One of the country’s Top 5 Cities for Defense Jobs
Huntsville is truly is a great place to live. The economy is stable, the unemployment rate is low, the cost of living is low, and the crime rate is very low compared to other major cities. The price of Real estate is very reasonable and the homes in Huntsville tend to hold their value. You can buy a nice 2000 sq. ft. house for around $150k.
When it comes to outdoors … they don’t call it “Alabama the Beautiful” for nothing. Whether you prefer mountains, lakes, or rivers, Huntsville and its surrounding areas provide plenty of beautiful scenery created by Mother Nature herself. You’re sure to enjoy our state parks, nature trails, wildlife refuge, or perhaps even a game of golf on one of the Robert Trent Jones golf courses.
A common saying around here is “If you don’t like the weather in Huntsville, don’t worry, it will change.” It’s true. The weather in Huntsville can be quite unpredictable. The summers are hot and humid, the winters are cold, and it usually snows two or three times per year, but it rarely sticks to the ground. Floods and earthquakes are very rare around here. The main weather concern in this city is storm damage due to strong winds or tornadoes. But overall, no matter what the weather conditions, they just don’t stay the same for very long.
It’s easy to get to Huntsville as the Airport is close to town, and thanks to Interstate I-565 it only takes about 10 minutes to travel from the airport to the downtown area.