Population: 188,973Median home value: $168,900Find homes for sale 68 Ranks better than 55% of areas

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A+ Huntsville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Huntsville Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Alabama
991% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Huntsville cost of living
F Huntsville Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Alabama
Total crime
5,635105% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18105% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Huntsville crime
D+ Huntsville Employment Household income is 15% higher than Alabama
Median household income
$51,4417% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$32,3749% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%9% higher than the US average
Huntsville employment
C+ Huntsville Housing Home value is 31% higher than Alabama
Median home value
$168,9009% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$75021% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%8% lower than the US average
Huntsville real estate
C- Huntsville Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Alabama
High school grad. rates
86%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
48%2% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Huntsville K-12 schools or Huntsville colleges

Living in Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, Alabama is a moderately-sized city with a population of 188,973 residents. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Huntsville. With average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Huntsville, Alabama. With useful information like amenities, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Huntsville and in the areas around Huntsville is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 68/100, Huntsville is ranked #12,963 in the United States and #138 in Alabama. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Huntsville has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+). There are some categories that Huntsville ranks poorly for, including: crime (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Huntsville real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Huntsville. Median real estate prices in Huntsville come in at $168,900, which is 31.4% higher than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Huntsville, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 13.8% higher than the Alabama average.

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Huntsville, Alabama is a great place to live. When I lived in Huntsville, I really enjoyed all of the great food and restaurant choices the city has. One thing I miss greatly are the fantastic po boy sandwiches that can be found in Huntsville. A favorite place of mine for po boy sandwiches is The Po Boy Factory. I would actually go so far as to say they have some of the best Cajun and Creole cooking in the entire state of Alabama, which is no small feat. There is not much in this world better than great Cajun cooking. With the affordable prices and the comfortable casual atmosphere, the Po Boy Factory is a great place to have a meal, whether with family or friends. This Huntsville restaurant has gotten extremely popular from people spreading the word about the authentic Louisiana cuisine that can be found deliciously prepared at the Po Boy Factory. For this reason, there is usually a short wait to get a table, but it is well worth it for the food.

Huntsville, Alabama is a beautiful town full of friendly people and great food that isn't found everywhere. It's a great place to call home.
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Source: The Huntsville, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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