Welcome to Huntsville
Huntsville, the birthplace of Alabama statehood in 1819, is now considered a top technology, engineering, and manufacturing hub. With deep roots and broad wings, this city has it all.
Industry & Employment
Huntsville is home to hubs for Facebook, Google, LG, Toyota, and more; it is also home to one of the largest U.S. military defense bases. So much science and technology resides in Huntsville that numerous publications rank it as one of the “smartest cities” in the U.S.
Huntsville leads the American economy in post-pandemic recovery and is ranked as one of the hottest places for employment, particularly in STEM careers. The average hourly wage is $28.24, which is 4% above the national average.
- The World’s Smartest Cities | Forbes
- Forget Silicon Valley, The Future of Tech is in These Three Cities | Wall Street Journal
Culture & Entertainment
While widely recognized for technology, that doesn’t mean Huntsville is devoid of the arts. Huntsville went from a wealthy cotton-trading hub to America’s space capital, preserving every bit of the journey along the way. It’s now full of rich history, culture, arts, food, and entertainment to satisfy the tastes of all generations.
Like any millennial magnet, Huntsville offers an array of dining options and experiences. Breweries, brunch, tea rooms, and tacos. You crave it; Huntsville has it.
Arts & Music
Only 90 minutes from Nashville, “Music City” vibes are just as rich in Huntsville. Google “best music venues in Huntsville,” and you’ll be stoked at the variety of options. Full-blown concert halls to an underground lounge, all with shows weekly, if not daily.
Downtown Huntsville is where Alabama’s founders authored the state’s constitution and petitioned to the U.S. Congress for statehood in 1819. And the rest is history! From cotton trading to putting a man on the moon, every bit of this history is immaculately preserved for visitors and locals to experience it all.
Local events, museums, and nature preserves are aplenty in Huntsville. Additionally, Huntsville’s convenient location in the Tennessee Valley is perhaps its best-kept secret. It is a mere one and a half hours from Birmingham and a little over three hours from Atlanta, Memphis, and Knoxville. Huntsville is also near Gulf Coast beaches! Huntsville is only five and a half hours from Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Destin, and Rosemary Beach.
Here’s a list to get you started when moving to Huntsville:
- Best cup of coffee: Honest Coffee Roasters
- Go-to happy hour: Humphrey’s Bar & Grill
- Fresh local foods: Oakwood Farms
- Family fun: U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Huntsville Botanical Garden
- Hit the links: Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
- Tea in the South: Piper & Leaf Tea Company
- American history immersion: Twickenham Historic District
Cost of Living
Huntsville is continuously ranked as one of America’s best affordable places to live, whether buying a home or renting.
Here are some quick facts:
- Median sale price, single-family: $260,000
- Median sale price, condo/townhouse: $198,780
- Median monthly rent, one bed: $764
- Median monthly rent, two bed: $902
- Median monthly rent, four bed: $1,585
- One-way public transit pass: $1
- Sales tax: 4.5%
Surrounding Huntsville Suburbs & Towns
The areas surrounding Huntsville’s city limits also bring a wealth of activities and attractions. Decatur is home to Point Mallard, which includes a water park, golf course, ice rink, campground, bike trail, and more! In Athens, you’ll enjoy visiting the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives or stopping by historic Isom’s Orchard to pick your own fresh, seasonal fruit. If you love architecture, you won’t want to miss Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House in Florence. If you love the outdoors, you won’t want to miss Madison’s Rainbow Mountain Trail, welcoming to hikers and runners of all skill levels, or Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville.
Moving to Huntsville
Moving to Huntsville means having all the perks of a Silicon Valley life at a fraction of the cost. Black Tie Moving can get you all the way there with our VIP moving experience and concierge services. We’re not just experts at moving your belongings. We help relocate your life. We remove the stresses of moving, so the only thing you need to focus on is where you’re going to catch your first concert or first family outing.
Black Tie Moving helps thousands of homeowners every year relocate not just their homes but their lives as well. Call (256) 274-5503 or contact us online.