Huntsville is a city of some 183,000 situated in Madison County in the north of Alabama. The city is perhaps best known for its involvement in the US Army’s missile development and NASA’s space programm, and it is known as “The Rocket City” due to these connections. This association is also evidenced in the city’s US Space and Rocket Center attraction. It is a handsome and historic city and has, according to The National Trust for Historic Preservation, earned to be named one of “America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations”. The expat in Huntsville can also expect to find some wonderful open areas, including the Huntsville Botanical Garden with its stunning flora, grassy meadows and inviting woodland paths. Expatriates in Huntsville with children will furthermore find a number of good schools and a thriving higher education community with five colleges and universities.
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Expats in Huntsville can enjoy a well-connected transport hub with links to a number of major highways and two rail lines. Additionally, Huntsville International Airport has good regional and national flight connections. There is a wide variety of good housing stock with the historic districts of Twickenham, Five Points and the Old Town offering an interesting mix of classic and traditional styles. Elsewhere you will find the usual mix of apartments and condos. Moving to any new city can be quite daunting, but with InterNations you have the benefit of accessing the knowledge and support of a community of like-minded expats living in Huntsville and around the world. At InterNations, you can use the forums and discussion boards to get the information you really need from the people who really know: expatriates in Huntsville just like you.
There is no doubt that the city has a vigorous economy and many expats working in Huntsville are attracted by the main industries of military technology and aerospace. The city is a magnet for engineers and has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of the top ten places in the US to do business in. As testimony to its position in high-tech engineering, the local Cummings Research Park is the fourth largest research park in the world. This is one of the main reasons for the high incidence of expats in Huntsville, and InterNations provides a thriving platform for such global minds to interact and make new connections. Membership of InterNations will see you joining that community, where you can get to know people with similar interests and benefit from their combined wisdom. The in-house online publication, Expat Magazine, will also provide you with useful tips and articles on how to make the most of your new life in a foreign city.