Alabama Facilities

Mohala Johnson
March 8th, 2023

One of the fastest-growing metros in not just Alabama but the entire country. Huntsville is also the largest city in Alabama, surpassing Birmingham in population two years ago. If you’re looking to move to Alabama, you’ve found just the place in Huntsville. The are many upsides to living in Huntsville, and here are some of them:

Rocket City

  • Huntsville is known as the Rocket City due to the city’s history with the U.S. space missions by developing space tech in the 50s.
  • The city gained national prominence for its role in the Space Race in the ’60s
  • Huntsville has the most educated citizens in the state, with NASA’s U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal being located here.


  • The cost of living is higher than the state average and lower than other metros around the country.
  • The city is a popular place for military retirees thanks to the city’s extensive defense and technology sector.
  • The space, tech, and defense sectors bring in all kinds of people from around the world, which helps makes Huntsville more diverse than other southern cities.


  • Fifteen of Huntsville’s high schools are ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools.
  • University of Alabama – Huntsville and HBCU Alabama A&M University are in Huntsville.

Huntsville offers the activities of:

  • Huntsville Botanical Garden
  • Harmony Park Safari
  • U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
  • Alabama Constitution Village
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Center
  • Pints and Pixels
  • Huntsville Ballroom
  • Orion Amphitheater

One significant aspect about the city is that you’re within driving distance of many other great southern cities:

  • Atlanta – 3.5 hours
  • Nashville – 2 hours
  • Birmingham – 1.5 hours
  • Montgomery – 2.75 hours
  • Chattanooga – 1.75 hours
  • Mobile – 5 hours
  • Memphis – 3.60 hours
Huntsville has something for everyone, so get ahead of the moving process by renting a storage unit at Tellus Self Storage Arlington.

106 Arlington Drive
Madison, AL 35758