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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Huntsville is a city in Alabama with a population of 193,663. Huntsville is in Madison County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Huntsville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Huntsville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Huntsville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Huntsville are highly rated.
About Huntsville...
Population
193,663

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$804
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Huntsville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    621
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    88.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    184.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    731.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,462.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    535.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Huntsville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,840
National
$55,322
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Huntsville is without a doubt one of the most safe, fast-growing, and friendly cities in the country. Corporations like engineer-generating NASA and security-enforcing Redstone Arsenal are located right here in Huntsville, promoting impressive technological advancements and safety being of the upmost importance, not to mention the often “Hello!” and friendly wave! The one thing that would enhance Huntsville is more businesses and people living here. The real-estate is fantastic, with low-cost houses, acres of land, safe neighborhoods, academically rated schools and more! If one was to look for an amazing place for friends and family, exciting innovation and academic superiority, an outpouring of creative art, historical sites, beautiful landscapes, farmer-fresh foods, wide-open spaces, crime free zones, and a breath of fresh air, Huntsville is the place to be!
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As someone who has grown up in Huntsville, I feel like Huntsville has given me an edge and prepared me for life after graduation. Huntsville is growing like crazy because of the Arsenal and Research Park and it is amazing to watch and be a part of the growth. Despite our growth, everyone here remains so friendly and neighborly and there is a real sense of community. I genuinely feel at home in Huntsville. Huntsville is big enough that there is always something to do or a trail to walk yet small enough that you run into people you know. My only complaint is that everything is so spread out, so you definitely will need a car to get around town. In south Huntsville, I was able to attend a Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence with dedicated teachers that truly cared about me and my education. Due to the diversity the Arsenal brings, I have made so many friends with people from all over the world and has taught me a lot about other cultures. If you are thinking about moving here, DO IT!
Huntsville is undeniably the place to be! My family and I love to visit attractions around the area like downtown Huntsville, Bridgestreet, Top Golf, Dave and Busters, Stars and Strikes, and much more! Our most fascinating tourist attraction is the rocket at our NASA plant. There are plenty of delicious food places to chose from. Last but not least, the people here are nothing but amazing. There is some true southern hospitality in this area. Don't forget to stop by on your way through Huntsville, Alabama!