Living in North Alabama

North Alabama is one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. and offers an abundance of quality employment opportunities: a high standard of living with low expenses, award-winning public and private schools, plus genuine Southern hospitality.

Here’s some recent praise for North Alabama:

Big Spring
"Spending levels in nearly all the categories we measured were below the national average in Huntsville, and the city offers a soaring economy and an array of things to do, putting it on a trajectory to become No. 1 on our list of the best affordable cities in 2016.", “2016 Best Affordable Places to Live”

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Dublin Tree
“The city of Madison has once again claimed bragging rights as the “Best Place to Live in Alabama” according to‘s rankings. Huntsville came in at #11.”

WHNT News 19, “Madison leads list of ‘Best Places to Live in Alabama”

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“[Huntsville] now has the third most technical workforce in the country, according to a Bloomberg analysis, with nearly 17 percent of the workforce in a science, technology, engineering or math job, abbreviated as STEM.”

CBS News, “America's fastest-growing tech cities aren't on the coasts”

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“With more than 40 event venues and a thriving arts scene that includes museums, a ballet and even a symphony, Huntsville residents have more than their fair share of cultural activities to choose from.”, “6 Best Places to Retire… In 10 Years”

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Women shopping in North Alabama


North Alabama offers shopping for all, from high-end luxury retailers to cozy boutiques offering curated southern style.

  • Town Madison
  • Bridge Street Town Centre
  • Downtown Huntsville
  • Downtown Madison
A ballet dancer performing for a North Alabama audience


From a thriving craft brewery scene to award-winning restaurants and one of the South’s oldest symphonies, Madison County gives you the excitement of a big city with small town appeal.

  • Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
  • Huntsville Ballet
  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • EarlyWorks Family of Museums
  • Burritt on the Mountain
  • Campus 805 (The South's Premiere Brewery and Entertainment Venue)
  • Huntsville Havoc hockey team
Rolling hills outside of Huntsville, AL


There's no excuse for boredom here, with abundant children's playgrounds, state parks and NASA's one-and-only Space Camp, there's always something to do.

  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Monte Sano State Park
  • Dublin Park
  • Big Spring Park
  • The new minor-league baseball team at Town Madison
  • Land Trust of North Alabama
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden

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Huntsville, AL 35805

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