Huntsville named Best Place to Live in America by U.S. News & World Report
“Once a sleepy farming town, Huntsville gained national recognition during the Space Race of the 1960s and is now consistently among the fastest-growing metro areas in Alabama.”
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Rocket City is now the number one best place to live, according to one major publisher.
The rankings page uses the following to describe Huntsville:
Once a sleepy farming town, Huntsville gained national recognition during the Space Race of the 1960s and is now consistently among the fastest-growing metro areas in Alabama.
In the past, the U.S. government relocated a team of German rocket scientists to the area and opened a NASA center that would design the Saturn V, the rocket that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon. Today, Huntsville residents pride themselves on being a nerdy bunch. The metro area has the most educated population in the state, and a large portion of the population works in engineering and defense thanks to the large presence of NASA and the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal.
Huntsville’s city center has undergone a renaissance in recent years. An outbreak of new construction downtown means more shopping, dining and apartment options are available. Just west of downtown, a defunct cotton mill became a bustling arts center, and craft breweries, restaurants and an ax-throwing venue have sprung up in a renovated old middle school.
Top 10 Places to Live:
1) Huntsville, AL
2) Colorado Springs, CO
3) Green Bay, WI
4) Boulder, CO
5) San Jose, CA
6) Raleigh/Durham, NC
7) Fayetteville, AR
8) Portland, ME
9) Sarasota, FL
10) San Francisco, CA
Huntsville City leaders will discuss the rankings in a press event on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
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