About Huntsville

The city of Huntsville is “The Star of Alabama,” located in Madison County, Alabama. The city is in a primary location at the foot of the Appalachians. Bustling with an overall population of 194,585, according to 2017 calculations, Huntsville is the home to progressive people ready to welcome new residents and visitors to participate in the Huntsville real estate market.

The city was voted number 30 among the most educated cities in America, and Huntsville continues to live up to those expectations, with innovative industry. McStoven Real Estate invites you to the “Rocket City” with homes, business locations, and apartments for rent or sale. Let us assist you in finding your new home.

The city, and the Huntsville real estate market is stretching out into surrounding areas, and McStoven Real Estate wants you to grow with it. The Rocket City has a home town feel that makes everyone feel a part of its growth. Huntsville is home to the famous Space and Rocket Center, Redstone Arsenal, and the Huntsville Havoc Hockey Team.

This city is busy, and McStoven Real Estate can help you find your niche in this growing metropolis. Soon Huntsville is expected to be the largest city in the state of Alabama. Easy access to other major cities in and out of the state makes Huntsville a great location for residential and business growth.

If you enter the city via I-65 N you will cross the Tennessee River, from US 431 N, you will drive up to the picturesque Monte Sano State Park. While in the area, take time to visit the Burritt Museum, or hike the trails surrounding this beautiful old southern mansion.

Huntsville is situated in Northern Alabama. A short drive places you in Tennessee in one direction, and a tip of Georgia from another. Along these routes, you will find lovely homes in accessible communities. The city is developed with malls, restaurants, post offices, homes, and apartments. However, the community is surrounded by land and space to grow. New homes are being constructed, and older homes in more developed communities are welcoming new owners.

The city has several areas that are inviting to residents and travelers. The one most famous is the Space and Rocket Center located at the Davidson center off Interstate 65. Next is Providence Main, a lovely area filled with hotels and great places to eat. Huntsville has golfing, fishing, and water sports. A vacationers paradise.

Just off from the downtown area is Huntsville Hospital. The area has a lovely grocery store, shopping spots, and restaurants with apartments above the stores. The area is quaint, yet it sits within easy access to the main thoroughfare and is within reach of the main public library.

The first library was started in 1818 before Alabama became a state. Alabama was then connected to the Mississippi Territory. After bouncing around from various spaces, a permanent building was constructed in 1916. The present library building was built in 1966.

This area interlinks to the beautifully renovated Von Braun Center (VBC) and hotel, and one of Huntsville’s most treasured spots, Big Spring Park. Big Spring Park is a gathering place for the community. It was originally Fearn Canal from 1827 through the 1840s. The park has a large pond filled with huge goldfish, a Japanese bridge, and cherry trees, and lovely canals that flow through the park.

One interesting thing about Big Spring park is the role it played in transporting cotton through the cave to the Tennessee River. In addition, the courthouse is built over a cave related to the Big Spring, and in the early years of the city, the Tennessee River would flood the area.

If you have a desire to visit other cities to see cherry blossoms, or a touch of Japanese culture, consider visiting Big Spring Park. The park has two sections, one filled with a long set of steps that lead up to the Courthouse square, which was originally built in 1838. However, the courthouse has since undergone several changes in style. Also, you will find in the vicinity of the Early Works Museum and other historical sights.

September through October rings out Ghost walking tours. The Huntsville historical Depot is located along Church Street, with replicas of old trains and stories of the Civil War era. For art lovers, The Huntsville Museum of art is located right next door to Big Spring Park. This city beams with activity. You could even walk through the historic district and enjoy the rich history.

Listen to concerts in the park, visit the Whistle Stop barbecue festival, Panoply Arts Festival, or walk through rows of decorated Christmas trees during the holiday season. During the Christmas season, even the Huntsville Botanical Garden is also filled with decorated trees! For a short period, visitors can walk through the garden or drive to see the decorated landscape.

It is difficult to visit downtown Huntsville without a curious look at the Huntsville Alabama Depot Museum. Let your mind roll back to life in 1860 and hear stories and stand where Civil War history was made.

The city has public transportation with shuttle buses that move back and forth through tourist areas, shopping complexes, and hotels. Taxi cabs are found, and the Huntsville International Airport and Bus depot are conveniently located for easy travel.

The Madison County Convention and Visitors Center is ready to help anyone new to the city, to find their way. Information is available for anyone wanting to relocate, or simply find a place to reside in this beautiful Alabama city. McStoven Real Estate can find you the perfect home or condo for sale, equitable to anywhere in the country. Huntsville is filled with beautiful, welcoming neighborhoods, ready for your family or business.