Huntsville’s appeal to newcomers stems from a low unemployment rate, low cost of living and high quality of life – a combination that surprises many people moving in from other areas of the country.
Search in Jones Valley Neighborhood for big trees, beautiful houses and close proximity to public schools. This neighborhood has older houses, more vegetation, and rolling hills. Houses in Jones Valley also tend to be in the higher price range. For newer houses, look in Hampton Cove. This neighborhood has all the amenities that you could ask for. It has nice, modern houses, a neighborhood pool and it is ideal for families with younger children due to its close proximity to Hampton Cove Elementary.
There are also an abundance of Historical districts and historical homes. One of the largest historical districts in the United States graces a few short city blocks in downtown Huntsville. Twickenham Historical District is a collection of more than 65 antebellum homes that features some of the most diverse architectural styles in the South. The fashionable brick homes were all constructed during the 19th century, from 1814-1860. Twickenham has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973, as has the Old Town district in Huntsville, which features an assortment of Victorian homes. Another neighborhood – Five Points Historic District – includes more than 300 buildings dating from 1890 to the 1930s. It is described as more of a representation of architecture’s evolution over the past century. Like any other historic neighborhood, any home owner takes on the obligation of helping preserve Huntsville’s piece of history. Today, homes that still grace the maple- and dogwood-lined streets are the ornaments that garnish Huntsville; they are what make Huntsville known as a town that can be home to all.