Huntsville Real Estate
Huntsville is a city with a population of 190,501 located within in Madison County.
Livability ranked Huntsville as the #1 most affordable place to live and Wallet Hub recently ranked Huntsville as one of the Best Cites for Renters. Homes in Huntsville are priced very reasonably for the high quality of life with a low cost of living.
Huntsville is home to numerous companies such as, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Toyota, Mazda, LG, multiple rocket manufacturers. A vast amount of Government agencies within the Department of Defense, NASA, and the FBI also reside here. Google and Facebook are spending over 1 BILLION dollars to bring data centers near Huntsville. The FBI just announced it is moving many of its operations to Redstone Arsenal, which will ultimately bring over 4,000 jobs to the area. When the brand new Toyota-Mazda plant opens in Limestone County it will bring an estimated 4,000 more jobs. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding and bringing over 700 jobs to Huntsville.
Huntsville is located in North Alabama and is situated close to multiple major cities. It is 1.5 hours from Nashville and Birmingham as well as a little over 3 hours from Atlanta, Memphis and Knoxville. Alabama has one of the best kept secrets in the U.S….the Gulf Coast Beaches! Huntsville is only 5.5 hrs from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, and Destin.
Huntsville is a melting pot of people from many different walks of life. Wallethub recently ranked Huntsville among the Top 25 Most Educated Cities in America and Forbes Magazine had Huntsville as one of The World’s Smartest Cities. Huntsville also continues to be ranked as the smartest city in Alabama by multiple publications as well.
the New Age of Aerospace is here in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville has a famous history when it comes to Space Exploration. Back in the 1960s the Rocket City played a huge part in building the Saturn V rockets which helped the astronauts reach the moon. Flash forward to today– NASA, Blue Origin, Aerojet Rocketdyne and Boeing all call Huntsville home and employ thousands of engineers. Over 3,900 aerospace engineers are employed in this city, which is more than any other metropolitan area in the U.S. Nerd Wallet currently ranks Huntsville as the nation’s top engineering city. Each summer thousands of children and their parents from all over the world flock to Huntsville to attend Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. There are camps for all ages and all different types of interests.
Being a city of Engineers, Huntsville has a well planned out traffic system with easily accessible highways and roads. The city and mayor have made the infrastructure in Huntsville a high priority. Mayor Tommy Battle recently said, “This growth is the reason we put together the $250 million Restore Our Roads plan for our major corridors, and the reason why we are further investing another $147 million in our internal road network to improve connectivity. We’ve invested $250 million in new schools, capital funds into new parks, museums, green-ways – everything you see is part of our capital plan is to accommodate growth we knew was coming.” Along with well kept roads, Huntsville is also full of smart and safe drivers. All State Insurance released their 2018 Best Driver’s Report and Huntsville was ranked as the 4th safest driving city in the U.S.
Forbes recently ranked Huntsville as one of the Top 25 most educated cities in America. Thanks to the educational demands of the aerospace and engineering jobs that dominate our cities economy, a little over 38% of its citizens have a bachelor’s degree. The school system has 64 Pre-K programs, 21 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 2 junior highs, 6 high schools.
A couple of well known Universities include the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), which is one of the top public universities in the U.S. and Alabama A&M University. The area also has Oakwood University and one of the more popular community colleges in the state, Calhoun Community College.
Huntsville is located in the basin of the Tennessee river which is known as the Tennessee Valley. This Valley has some of the most beautiful rolling mountains and hills that you will ever see which boast great walking, hiking, and biking trails. There are more than 70 miles of free public trails.
Expedia ranked Huntsville as the state’s best destination for nature lovers.
Huntsville is truly a fantastic place to live, work, and play. You'll never run out of things to do and there will always be more friendly people to meet.
Huntsville Listings Summary
Huntsville - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Huntsville: $460,000 / County Avg $414,400
Avg Sq. Ft. in Huntsville: 2,899 / County Avg 2,760
Avg Price per/ft2 in Huntsville: $159 / County Avg $150
Avg Walkscore in Huntsville: 19 / County Avg 15
Avg Days on Website in Huntsville: 123 / County Avg 134