Should You Move to Huntsville, Alabama?

Should You Move to Huntsville, Alabama?

Feb 28, 2023

One of the first questions you’re likely to ask yourself when searching for your new home is, “Where should I move to?” While there are thousands of options,Stone Martin Builders knows some pretty incredible cities  across Alabama. One of those cities isHuntsville, AL!

Living in Huntsville, Alabamaoffers  everything you could need for a well-rounded life full of fun things to do, multiple job options, a low cost of living, and a diverse population. Combined with the exceptional  single-family homes we build here, it’s worth adding Huntsville to the top of your list!

Reasons Why You Should Move to Huntsville, AL

Diverse Population & Atmosphere

You can always expect to meet new, friendly faces from different walks of life and backgrounds whileliving in Huntsville, Alabama. The population is so diverse that it’s often referred to as the melting pot of the south. Everyone here is happy to welcome you with open arms and offer generosity and compassion as part of the southern hospitality nature the area is known for.

The diversity of the atmosphere is just as diverse as the population. You’ll get the best of both worlds here due to the dense suburban feel. You could be axe throwing, grabbing a craft beer, and watching a concert one minute, and then rock climbing, camping, and taking in gorgeous views the next. No matter what type of lifestyle you’re craving,  Huntsville, AL  will suffice and exceed your expectations.

Low Cost of Living

As you search for ahouse for sale in Huntsville, AL, you’ll come to find the cost is relatively low. Huntsville was ranked the #1 most affordable city to live in due to low house prices, taxes, and overall cost of living byUS Newsback in 2018. In 2022, ranked it #6 in Best Cities to Buy a House in America. When you factor in the average costs of transportation, utilities, food, and other costs, Huntsville is still one of the lowest-costing places to live compared to a majority of other high-tech cities.

Excellent Job Market

Even with many working remotely, there are still incredible job opportunities in Huntsville. You’re in for a real treat if you like working in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career and decide to move to Huntsville. The city is known as the Rocket City for being where America's space program was forged and rockets were developed, but it’s become more of a STEM career mecca with jobs in defense, cyber security, biotech research, radar, hypersonic propulsion, aerospace engineering, and so much more. Of course, there are still plenty of options available for those looking for a different career industry.

Highly-Rated Schools

Home to the nation’s second-largest research park, and major space and high-tech companies, it’s clear that education is of huge importance in Huntsville. With that comes highly-rated schools. There are 6 high schools, 11 middle schools, 26 elementary schools, and 64 pre-K programs plus a slew of top colleges and universities. They offer many educational programs and, as you may have guessed, many are STEM-related. Whether you have children or are looking to enhance your education level, there’s no shortage of options. Huntsville is  considered one of the nation’s most educated cities, so you know you’ll be in good hands when it comes to great schools.

Fun Things to Do

No matter what type of activities you like to enjoy, Huntsville has something for everyone. There are tons of museums, farms, festivals, shopping, dining, and outdoor adventures to explore. The natural beauty surrounding this city is astounding with many mountains, rolling hills, and waterways. Get outdoors with a visit to popular sites like the William B. Bankhead National Forest and Monte Sano State Park. You’ll absolutely want to visit the most popular attraction, the US Space and Rocket Center for all things robotics, rockets, space, and more. For the artistic ones in the family, the Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment center is the place to be. It’s the largest privately owned arts facility in the US.

Single Family Homes for Sale

Stone Martin Builders has manysingle-family homes for sale in Huntsville, AL. The communities are just as diverse as the city with options that cater to many lifestyles. You’ll always have easy access to everyday conveniences, beautiful nature, and popular city amenities.

Allen Acres  will have your family enjoying every day to the fullest. The beautiful homes are surrounded by picturesque views while being just minutes from the city of Huntsville and the city of Madison. You can take the kids out for a fun day at Phillips Park or enjoy the walking trails at Harvest Square Preserve. The homes here offer up to 3,259 square feet of living space and up to 5 bedrooms. There’s plenty of room and storage, perfect for growing families.

There’s something about a mixed-use community that gives you many reasons to love coming home. At Clift Farm, you’ll find a sweet southern-style community built on the success of a century-old farm. It’s perfectly balanced with extraordinary home designs with high-end finishes and outdoor living features including nature trails with orchards. There are currently 10 available homes in varying phases of construction each with exquisite exterior and interior features. A move to Clift Farm also includes amazing amenities and access to a retail village with grocery shops, restaurants, event spaces, and workplaces.

If you want to be just far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city while still having easy access to it,  Nature’s Trail  is the community for you. It’s close to major highways and interstates but located in a quiet, country setting. The homes we build here are perfect for multi-generational families looking to have plenty of space and storage for everyone. You and your family will have 8 spacious floor plans to choose from with up to 3,310 square feet of living space.

The Preserve at Inspiration is a breathtaking community in Southeast Huntsville, neighboring the Inspiration community on top of Green Mountain. It’s a nature lover's paradise with heavily wooded homesites, an abundance of wildlife, gorgeous bluff views, and access to the Madison County Nature Trail. If that’s not enough fun for you, you’ll enjoy on-site amenities such as the Lodge clubhouse with a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and a fitness center. Whether you have a growing family, need multi-generational living, or just love hosting visitors, the generous floor plans have you covered with up to 4,791 square feet of living space and up to 7 bedrooms.

Connect with Stone Martin to Hear About All Houses for Sale in Huntsville, AL!

What are you waiting for? An incredible life inHuntsville, ALis waiting for you! A diverse population, low cost of living, excellent job market, highly-rated schools, and fun things to do are just the beginning of wonderful reasons to move to Huntsville. And now that you’ve learned a little more about what Stone Martin Builders can offer you here, it’s time to make your move!

We have  many amazing communities  and homes for you to consider across Alabama. Explore  our floor plans and get inspired for what your new life could be. We’re always here to answer any questions you have, so  connect with us today by phone or online!


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