The fast-growing city of Huntsville is Alabama’s largest city, surpassing Birmingham in 2021. Located in Madison County, Huntsville is a picturesque place dotted with densely and sparsely populated cities and towns, which include: Madison, Meridianville, Hazel Green, Owens Crossroads, New Hope, Gurley and Triana. There are a number of census-designated places and unincorporated communities in Madison County as well. This beautiful area has three waterways running through its spectacular natural landscape: the Tennessee, Flint and Paint Rock Rivers.
Nicknamed “The Rocket City” for its close ties with American space missions, this picturesque town has something for everyone to enjoy. With a rich history, the city serves as a cultural hub, and if you’re like most people, you’ll find that Huntsville is one of the few cities that never lost its built-in ‘Southern Charm’. Due to its ties to the defense, space and high-tech sectors, many area residents hail from other parts of the country (and world), making Huntsville a more diverse community than most similarly sized metro areas in the South. With a growing population that is diverse, friendly and down-to-earth, it’s easy to see what makes the Greater Huntsville Area the perfect place to live.
Huntsville has been recognized by U.S. News:
Cheapest Places to Live #1
Best Places to Live in Alabama #1
Best Places to Live #3
Safest Places to Live #18
Best Places to Retire #54