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Huntsville, AL

Population
Huntsville Metropolitan Area Estimate: 395,570 (May 2009 estimate)

The Sky is Not the Limit
Huntsville is rooted in rocket history as the home of the NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, which has provided NASA with 32 Saturn rockets, including six used to land astronauts on the moon. The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and the Space and Missile Defense Command are also based here at the Redstone Arsenal. We are a prosperous, progressive community with values and traditions.

Huntsville Hospital has always been a forward-looking organization with a rich history of service and commitment to our mission. We are confident that Huntsville Hospital is the best place to work and our community is the best place to live, play and grow.

A Place to Flourish
Huntsville’s population truly reflects international cultures. At least 10 percent of the residents are natives of other countries, and more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken. Much of the community’s fast growth is credited to new technologies developed and produced locally.

Bridge Street Town Centre is the area’s premier lifestyle center featuring more than 70 upscale shops and restaurants, a 14-screen Monaco Pictures, a 10-acre lake with gondola boats and water craft rentals, a carousel, fountains and a walking trail.

The community is home to Huntsville Museum of Art, the world’s largest space museum at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Sci-Quest, Burritt on the Mountain — A Living Museum, Alabama Constitution Village, Broadway Theatre League, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy, Independent Musical Productions, Theatre Huntsville, Flying Monkey Arts Center, Merrimack Hall Performing Arts Center, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and the Huntsville Community Chorus Association. For more information visit huntsvillealabamausa.com/newcomers/arts.

Huntsville on the Move

  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
    Nation’s #1 Best City
  • The Wall Street Journal
    One of country’s Top 10 Cities — Business Vitality
    Leading City for Concentration of Architectural and other Engineers
  • SmartMoney.com
    One of the Top 5 Cities for Job Opportunities
  • Forbes Magazine
    A Leading City for Business and Careers
  • MSN/Sperling’s
    One of Country’s Top 10 Cities for Job Growth and Affordability
  • Manpower
    One of Nation’s Top 10 Cities for Job Growth Markets
  • BusinessWeek
    One of the Top 50 Best Places to raise children in the U.S.
  • Popular Science
    Huntsville named one of “America’s Top 50 Greenest Cities”
  • Computerworld
    Huntsville named one of country’s Top 5 Technology Cities
  • Relocate-America.com
    One of America’s Top 10 Places to Live
  • Milken Institute
    Huntsville ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Performing Cities in the Country
  • National Geographic Adventure
    Nation’s Top 50 cities for outdoor adventure activities
  • Expansion Management Magazine
    Huntsville named one of America’s leading 5-Star Business Metros
  • Foreign-Direct Investment Magazine
    # 1 U.S. Small City of the Future

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