Friday, October 25, 2013

The Best Place to Live in Huntsville Alabama

 The Best Place to Live in Huntsville Alabama

 Huntsville, the heart of Alabama’s Madison County, also known as “Rocket City”, is one of Alabama’s largest cities. It is located in the northern part of the state not far from the Tennessee border. The city of Huntsville has something for everyone. The best place to live really is subjective to the type of neighborhood you are looking to settle into. Here is a look at some of the well-known areas of Huntsville.

Downtown For people looking for the city life, Downtown Huntsville is the place to be. A lot of the city’s young professionals can be seen enjoying the city’s nightlife. Downtown has everything you would expect from city living, with many great museums and historical spots, restaurants, shopping in malls and quant centers like Constitution Village and more. There are even some great parks in the area, such as Big Spring Park. There are also a vast array of great public and private schools nearby.

Old Town, Five Points, Twickenham   These are the three main areas that make up the Historic District of Huntsville.. This area is full of beautiful tree- lined streets and old homes lovingly restored to their original beauty, the scene is akin to a page torn out of a southern magazine. Twickenham is where Huntsville started and is the former name of Huntsville.  Five Points is named for its familiar crossroads of five streets coming to a single point in one intersection. This area is more artsy and has a sort of hipster vibe. Old Town was built with more of a city feel in mind. While the homes and lots here are a bit smaller it is still big on popular southern historic charm. Living in this area is close to all the city’s modern amenities but has a cozy historic touch. The newer Lee High School was recently built in this area as well. Huntsville’s school district is among the top in the nation.  Walk your pooch down the tree-lined streets or hop on over to nearby downtown for some fun in the city. This is a great place for singles, families, and retirees alike.

Owens Cross Roads, Hampton’s Cove   This area has got a great family vibe to it. In this area you will find the beautiful Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School another of Huntsville’s top schools. Also nearby is the Goldsmith-Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary. If you love to get outdoors the Sanctuary is a beautiful spot with 10 miles of hiking trails through hardwood forest and wetlands. These trails are great for hiking, mountain biking, and even horseback riding. The Highland Park neighborhood is very popular in this area with a sweet serene feel and community pool and cabana.

Ditto Landing Along the shore of the Tennessee River, on the edge of the city line, you will find Ditto Landing Marina Park, a great place for water and outdoor recreation. Here you can find a full service Marina with wet slips, heated storage and on-land boat and trailer storage. It also has 560 acres of park-like surroundings and, campgrounds. The Marina hosts many Huntsville events and fireworks shows. Some of the neighborhoods in this area include, Marina Park, Indian Ridge and Somerset Lake. Close by you can also find Butler Basin home to the only riverfront homes in the city limits. This neighborhood is recognized by its popular landmark Lighthouse at Great Bend.

Weather you love to be in the center of activity or in a more laid back environment, Huntsville has a place for everyone to call home. Contact the Amanda Howard real estate team for information on moving and relocating to the Huntsville area.