A Smart Place

A science and technology hub. High quality of living and low housing costs. Rocket City. Tons of charm. Research. A city of natural beauty. High-tech and high-skilled. Food trucks. Craft beer. Artist colonies. Space exploration. Biotechnology. Tinkering. Smart.  These are just a few words that national media uses to describe us and our community. See what else they have to say about us.


Working in Huntsville/Madison County can mean living anywhere within 50 miles of the city thanks to a focus on infrastructure and a one-minute-per-mile commute. Our average commute time within Madison County is 18 minutes (which means you have plenty of time to do all of the other smart things that are important to you). In addition, our community benefits from a high-quality of living and low housing costs. From downtown lofts to a lakehouse or farmstead, you can live and work in a way that works for you.


Huntsville is a regional center for excellence in medical technology, providing state-of-the-art facilities and healthcare for residents in North Alabama and south central Tennessee. Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center both offer surgical, intensive care and other medical services. Clearview Cancer Institute provides comprehensive cutting-edge cancer treatment, and the St. Jude Clinic at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children is one of only six St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital affiliate clinics in the country. The Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, established in 2015, uses whole genome sequencing to diagnose rare, undiagnosed and misdiagnosed disease. In addition, several specialized health care agencies and social service agencies provide community resources and treatment options.


Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and along the Tennessee River, Huntsville/Madison County offers unlimited opportunities for hiking, biking, golfing, outdoor exploration and water sports. With an average temperature of 73 degrees, our climate allows you to enjoy the outdoors throughout much of the year while also experiencing all four seasons.