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Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, AL


Huntsville, AL

All About Moving to Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL is a small, southern community nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Tennessee River near the middle of the northernmost border of Alabama. It is about halfway between Birmingham and Nashville on Interstate 65. If you are moving to Huntsville, AL in the coming months, you will be joining a total of over 545,000 metro area residents, 180,000 of which live within the city limits. Huntsville’s vicinity to the Tennessee River gave it a vibrant economic life in the railroad and cotton industries in the 1800s. Today it is a major center for aerospace and military technology.

If you are moving to Alabama to attend school, you will love what the University of Alabama in Huntsville has to offer. 31 majors are available across the colleges of Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science. The school is not too big, but not too small -- kind of like the city of Huntsville itself. You will surely love the experience you have after moving to Huntsville, AL. It has much to offer a city slicker, but without the big city gridlock. The city was also named one of the leading places to retire in 2011 by CNN/Money.

Moving to Huntsville, AL--Southern Environment
Here are a few bullet points on the main aspects of life in Huntsville, AL:

  • Climate -- Balmy, even very humid at times, Huntsville, AL is in a relatively attractive climate that appeals to those seeking the warmth of the Southern U.S. Snow is certainly not as common as sunshine, with about a yearly 3” falling on average.
  • Transportation -- The bus system is not stellar, but if you are just commuting to work during the week, it will get you just about anywhere in Huntsville, and back home. Being such a small town, the residents naturally rely more on vehicular travel.
  • Recreation -- Lots of wide open spaces dot the map of Huntsville, AL. Try taking the family to Big Spring Park for some great outdoor fun!
  • Shopping -- Check out Parkway Place, Huntsville’s premier shopping destination. Stores such as American Eagle Outfitters, Buckle, Forever 21, Express, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma can be found here betwixt great restaurants and entertainment venues.
  • Food -- Speaking of food, you are sure to fall in love with the traditional southern cooking you encounter after moving to Huntsville, AL. Check out Cotton Row, a delicious taste of upscale southern dining served up with the best in Huntsville hospitality.

Moving to Huntsville, AL--Bookmarks
Public Schools
City Website
City Services
Chamber of Commerce

The service center for Huntsville, AL is located in Decatur, AL.

Information about Huntsville, AL

Est. Population: 179653
County: Madison
Latitude: 34.7333
Longitude: -86.5833
Zip Codes: 35801
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