I have lived in huntsville off and on since 1995, and it is a surprising oasis of culture and technology in an otherwise underwritten alabama. This place, probably has the largest number of rocket scientists per capita than any city in the country.
In result, there are lots of transplants to the area, which sets Huntsville and the surrounding area apart from misconceptions of the south. I must say, that the Tennessee Valley has made amazing bounds in the last 13 years, and it appears that it will continue to develop into a truly metropolitan location.
The cost of living is quite low compared to other cities of it’s size, and you have some beautifully lush areas, thanks to the climate. The place continues to develop, so if you have interest in settling here, I’d suggest doing it now before other people get the idea and it becomes more expensive to live here. If you want to buy a house this is the place to do it. When my parents moved here from the D.C. area, their house doubled in size, and their mortgage didn’t.
I hope to be home owner in Huntsville soon, but for now, I have high hopes for more independent restaurants and bakeries!over 5 years ago