Study Names Alabama City One of the Best Places to Live in America
September 27, 2019
A new study from U.S. News found that Huntsville, Alabama, ranked number 11 on its list of best places to live in America.
The study, which analyzed the 125 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live, found Huntsville to be one of “the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.”
With one representing the lowest quality and ten representing the highest quality, Huntsville received the following ranking in the study:
- Desirability – 5.4%
- Value – 8.8%
- Job Market – 7.3%
- Quality of Life – 6.6%
- Net Migration – 7.0%
Overall, Huntsville received a 7.1% scorecard rating.
The study also found Huntsville’s unemployment rate to be 3.5% with a $779 median monthly rent payment. The average annual salary sits at an estimated $53,600 with a median home price of $167,300.
U.S. News noted, “Though the cost of living in Huntsville is higher than the state average, residents tend to pay less than those who live in other major metro areas around the country. This is due in large part to lower housing costs.”
Source: "Study names Huntsville one of the best places to live in America" Yellowhammer News (September 26, 2019) Kyle Morris