Friday, February 15, 2008

Retire to Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama USA is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast — consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. Our city is regularly named as a premier location for both business and quality of life.

Taxes; City Sales Tax Rate: 3.5%County Sales Tax Rate: 0.5%State Sales Tax Rate: 4.0%City Property Tax Rate (Per $100 of Assessed Valuation): 5.80

Climate: Take a look at the National Weather Service Climate Information for Huntsville, AL

Population: (Estimate May, 2001): 158,216

Cost of Living; This area boasts one of the lowest cost of living in the United States.

Transportation: Transportation includes, Huntsville International Airport , Huntsville has two active commercial rail lines. The mainline is run by Norfolk Southern, which runs from Memphis, TN to Chattanooga.

Health Care; Health care facilities include Crestwood Medical Center, and Huntsville Hospital.

Housing cost: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $128,700 (it was $97,300 in 2000)

Colleges, higher education: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 4,795; Location: 301 SPARKMAN DR; Public; Website:; Offers Doctor's degree)

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