8.0 out of 10

Huntsville

34.6935116716189 -86.6112650828238
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 03, 2015

"Small Town Living - Big City Dreams"

I was born in Huntsville and lived in or around it for about 90% of my first 40 years. In the past few years, there seems to be a big push to provide access to big city shopping and recreation, although the night life still suffers, unless you're looking to hang out at a bar. There is a large Christian presence in the city, most notably Southern Baptist, Methodist, and Church of Christ for Protestant and Catholic churches closer to the heart of the city. For those seeking places of worship or a family church to raise a child, Huntsville has you covered! If you're seeking access to secular activities (especially as a youth) then you'll be hard-pressed to find much. There isn't much culture outside of the traditional Southern U.S. stereotypes, although more and more activities and recreation are being added with each year. For those seeking rural scenes, Huntsville has a range of options within an hour of the city, including Hazel Green to the north and Culman to the south. If you desire to be more remote and have access to the water, Guntersville sits on a large lake and offers plenty of rural options for a commute of about 90 minutes.
Pros
  • Clean and Green / Outdoor recreation
  • Jobs
Cons
  • Limited access to large parks
  • Limited community recreational events
  • Not Much for Young Singles
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Feb 22, 2015

"Great place to raise a family; difficult place to live as a young, single person."

Pros
  • Clean and Green / Outdoor recreation
  • Education
  • Jobs
Cons
  • Not Much for Young Singles
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great place to live, especilly for families! Moderate cost of living, moderate climate."

Rocket City! is home to the Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Camp, and Redstone Arsenal.
Surrounded by mountains and lakes.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Huntsville Alabama still has the feel of a small town but has a lot to offer."

We have been in Huntsville for almost 30 years and can't think of a better place to be. Even through the economic downturn Huntsville has provided well paying jobs and a low cost of living. One must choose locations and property wisely but the Huntsville area is a great place to work, live and invest. For more information go to; http://www.huntsville-homes.com/AreyounewtoHuntsville

To see all available Huntsville area homes for sale and search the Huntsville AL MLS go to http://www.huntsville-homes.com/LookingtoBuyFreeHelp
Pros
  • Clean and Green / Outdoor recreation
  • Jobs
  • Education
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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