Huntsville is the fourth largest city in Alabama and is located in the northern central region of the state. Over the past several years, its population has boomed. It was named the best place to live and work in the southeast several times over. With the steady increase of people choosing to make Huntsville their home, there are many new homes and communities in the area to choose from. Home prices continue to increase, yet homes in the city are still affordable in places.
Huntsville is home to beautiful neighborhoods, with its mostly modern buildings and setting at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. South and north of the city offer established neighborhoods, interspersed with upscale and golf course communities. The Edgewater neighborhood is full of diverse housing, from large single family homes to townhomes. There is a lake in the center of the community and new communities still being built within it. There are historic neighborhoods as well, Twickenham was the first district to be designated as historic in Huntsville. Many of the homes and buildings in Twickenham feature beautiful architecture that has been restored and preserved. Five Points is another historic neighborhood that has recently seen a rise in popularity due to its turn of the century homes. Huntsville is expecting another boom on its west side of town, which is becoming a destination for young couples and families thanks to its safe communities and affordable home prices.
Huntsville is the largest city in its metropolitan area and is not only home to many large companies, but is also a hub for technology, space and defense. In fact, Huntsville’s nickname is the Rocket City because of its connection to aerospace technology. NASA and the Army utilize Huntsville as their center for rocket propulsion research. Some of the largest employers in the area are the Army at its Army Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, the Marshall Space Flight Center and Boeing.