The Dizzying Development Of Downtown Huntsville!

The Dizzying Development Of Downtown Huntsville!

Just this year alone, the downtown Huntsville road has seen one new hotel open, construction begin on another, a third hotel announce plans for construction and a dramatic expansion ongoing at the VBC itself. And if Monroe Street could speak, it might say something like, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” Because in downtown Huntsville, well, you haven’t. https://www.al.com/news/2019/12/the-dizzying-development-of-downtown-huntsville.html

U.S. Space & Rocket Center among Time magazine’s coolest places in the world!

U.S. Space & Rocket Center among Time magazine’s coolest places in the world!

Do you love the U.S. Space & Rocket Center? Time magazine sure does. The magazine named Huntsville’s space center in its 2019 list of the world’s coolest places for kids. They cite the center’s flight simulators and Space Camp,Aviation Challenge and Robotics Camp as ways to enhance kids’ interest in space. Time also notes how the USSRC is also a training ground for budding astronauts and space shuttle display. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/us-space-26-rocket-center-among-time-magazine-e2-80-99s-coolest-places-in-the-world/ar-BBXP7WP

Huntsville Area Facing Labor Market Crunch, Analysis Says.

Huntsville Area Facing Labor Market Crunch, Analysis Says.

The prosperity and growth synonymous with north Alabama in recent years is now facing a reckoning. The region is confronting workforce demands to fill the thousands of jobs flooding to the area without the workforce to fill them, according to a labor market analysis commissioned by north Alabama elected leaders. The Huntsville area must fill about 25,000 new jobs by 2023. And this demand comes at a time when Alabama is enjoying a record-low unemployment rate of 2.8 percent further strained by an unemployment rate of 2.1 percent in the Huntsville area. https://www.al.com/news/2019/11/huntsville-area-facing-labor-market-crunch-analysis-says.html

Huntsville’s Unemployment Rate Is A Staggering 2.1%!!!

Huntsville’s Unemployment Rate Is A Staggering 2.1%!!!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and as of September 2019, Huntsville’s Unemployment Rate is a staggering 2.1%!!! And we’re ranked 28th in the nation for having the lowest unemployment as a metropolitan city!! https://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.al_huntsville_msa.htm
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According to MSN.com: Huntsville Is The Most Underrated City In Alabama!!

According to MSN.com: Huntsville Is The Most Underrated City In Alabama!!

Nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its involvement with US space missions, space technology has been developed here since the 1950s. Although the city has an incredible connection to Apollo missions and the Moon landing, there’s more to this charming place than just the US Space and Rocket Center and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Southern hospitality is second to none in Huntsville and there’s nothing quite like the tasty barbecue at Gibson’s BBQ – a true Huntsville legend. To escape the city, head to the stunning Huntsville Botanical Garden or enjoy a gentle hike up the Monte Sano mountain. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/the-most-underrated-city-in-every-state/ss-AAEeQwe?ocid=spartanntp#image=2

Huntsville, Madison high schools among 10 best in Alabama!!

Huntsville, Madison high schools among 10 best in Alabama!!

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2019 ranking for the best high schools in Alabama. One Huntsville City Schools and two Madison City Schools show up in the Top 10. Huntsville’s New Century Tech Demo High School comes in at No. 3 on the list. Of the school, the report says: “Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at New Century Tech Demo High School is 99%. The total minority enrollment is 54%, and 16% of students are economically disadvantaged.” Madison City’s Bob Jones High School comes in at No. 5, and James Clemens High School ranks No. 7. They were judged on college readiness, math and reading proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate. https://www.waaytv.com/content/news/US-News-Huntsville-Madison-high-schools-among-10-best-in-Alabama-509264211.html

U.S. News: Huntsville #1 As One Of The Most Affordable Places To Live!

U.S. News: Huntsville #1 As One Of The Most Affordable Places To Live!

U.S. News: Huntsville #1 As One Of The Most Affordable Places To Live!

1. Huntsville, Alabama

Best Places 2019 Rank: 11
Metro Population: 444,908
Median Annual Salary: $53,600
Income Spent on Living Expenses: 19.3%

Huntsville is the most affordable place to live out of the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S. for the second year in a row. An above-average median annual salary and low cost of living mean Huntsville residents are keeping more money in their pockets to devote to other things. Just 19.3% of the median household income in Huntsville goes toward housing costs. https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/slideshows/best-affordable-places-to-live-in-the-us?slide=26

U.S. News: Huntsville #11 As One Of The Best Places To Live!

U.S. News: Huntsville #11 As One Of The Best Places To Live!

U.S. News: Huntsville #11 As One Of The Best Places To Live!

11. Huntsville, Alabama

Metro Population: 444,908
Median Home Price: $167,300
Median Annual Salary: $53,600

Huntsville is the smallest metro area in the top 25 Best Places to Live. This northern Alabama metro area is the most affordable place to live out of the 125 most populous metro areas in the U.S. and offers a flourishing job market, with many local companies focused on science, technology, engineering and math. https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/slideshows/25-best-places-to-live-in-the-us?int=undefined-rec&slide=16

National Association Of Realtors: 2019 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

National Association Of Realtors: 2019 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

National Association Of Realtors: 2019 Commercial Real Estate Outlook/Quarter 1
With 2018 finishing strong in the commercial real estate sector, by 20% over 2017, 2019 is off to a good start with investors high interest in growing local economies and markets. https://www.nar.realtor/commercial-real-estate-outlook/q1-2019-commercial-real-estate-outlook

Huntsville has been ranked 42nd as one of the best cities to live in the US for 2019 by MSN!!

Huntsville has been ranked 42nd as one of the best cities to live in the US for 2019 by MSN!!

Huntsville has been ranked 42nd as one of the best cities to live in the US for 2019 by MSN!!
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-general/the-50-best-cities-to-live-in-the-us-in-2019/ss-BBVp6k6?ocid=spartanntp#image=10