City of Huntsville:  aka the Rocket City is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast – consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. Our city is regularly named as a premier location for both business and quality of life.

Technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army’s Redstone Arsenal, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park.  We successfully combine the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity. For those considering a move, Huntsville, Alabama is an excellent choice. This city of 180,000 enjoys a rich architectural history, a thriving, technology-based economy, first-rate educational facilities, and basks in a comfortable subtropical climate.

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Locale

Huntsville sits in the Tennessee River Valley and is surrounded by forested hills and plateaus. Several of the larger hills are referred to as mountains by the locals, including Monte Santo Mountain, and Round Top, as well as Green Mountain, Huntsville Mountain, Chapman Mountain, and a few others receding into the distance. The area enjoys the subtropical climate typical of the American South.

Architecture

Along with contemporary trends in commercial and residential architecture, Huntsville boasts three historical districts featuring many different architectural styles and periods. The districts are the Twickenham Historic District, the Old Town Historic District, and the Five Points Historic District. Many rich and colorful architectural styles are on display, including Federal, Greek Revival, California cottages, Queen Anne, as well as houses built around the turn of the 20th century.

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Education

For any parent considering a move, education is, naturally, of prime importance. Huntsville offers a wide array of educational facilities. The Huntsville school system includes twenty-five elementary schools, two K-8 schools, eleven middle schools, seven high schools, four magnet schools, and three special centers. The city also boasts twenty-one private or parochial elementary schools. The city’s religiously devout schools also include a high school, Pope John Paul II Catholic High School. The Randolph School, a college preparatory K-12, represents the city’s single independent school.

Huntsville is home to several institutes of higher learning as well, including the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Oakwood University, Alabama A&M University, and J.F. Drake State Technical College. Many colleges and universities have satellite campuses in Huntsville, including Virginia College, Florida Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Athens State University, Calhoun Community College, Embrey-Riddle Aeronautical University, Faulkner University, and the Huntsville Regional Medical Center of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School.

Economy

Much of Huntsville’s economy is devoted to aerospace and military technology. However, fifty-seven Fortune 500 companies operate out of the city. Notable employers include NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Cummings Research Park, Redstone Arsenal, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Sanmina-SCI, Cinram, Deltacom, Inc., Avocent, Intergraph, and ADTRAN. Retail employers include Madison Square Mall, Parkway Place, and Bridge Street Town Center.

Healthcare

Huntsville’s medical facilities include the Huntsville Hospital System and the Crestwood Medical Center.

Whether you’re looking for a downtown condo or a cozy and quiet farmhouse to call your own, you will find your dream home in the Rocket City! You can share a view of the Saturn V rocket, be close to the hottest dining and shopping or have only the sounds of cicadas to lull you to sleep at night! Wherever you choose to make your new home, you’ll be met with friendly smiles and welcoming hospitality.

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