Huntsville, Alabama has been named by "U.S. News & World Report" as one of the nation's best places to live due to its affordability and quality of life, among other factors such as economic strength and job prospects in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or math). In 2014 it was ranked #1 on Forbes list of Best Places For Business And Careers.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Huntsville is Alabama's largest city by population and fastest-growing one.
Huntsville offers a thriving economy with high demand for jobs in science-related industries like aerospace engineering and computer programming at Cummings Research Park — which is home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, including Boeing Defense Space & Security Systems Division/EADS North America headquarters — Redstone Arsenal (Army Materiel Command) and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center where rockets that sent men to the moon were designed and built.
You can explore the rich history at places like EarlyWorks Family Of Museums or visit many outdoor attractions, including Burritt on the Mountain Nature Center & Museum or Aldridge Gardens. The city has a fantastic art scene with galleries showcasing local artists' work all over town! And if you love food, then you are going to love what Huntsville has to offer! Check out some great restaurants like Pane e Vino Ristorante Italiano, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, or Blue Plate Cafe. There are so many things to do here that it will be hard to decide first.
Huntsville has 57 parks within the city limits. These parks are perfect for children of all ages and abilities. Afterschool programs at some of these locations will keep your child busy during those long summer days! And if you're lucky, there might be a park near where you live so they can walk to it every day after school.
The largest school system in Alabama has been named one of America's best places to work. Teachers are committed to student success, and students are among the highest performing in the state. It offers an extensive range of academic programs for all grades from Pre-K through 12th grade, including special education services for those with disabilities.
The city provides many opportunities for parents to get involved with their children's education, such as PTA meetings, volunteer opportunities on campus, afterschool enrichment activities like chess club or robotics team, etc. It also encourages families to take advantage of the free summer learning program. Students can stay engaged during the summer months while still receiving instruction from certified educators who will help them keep up with their studies over break!
With so many ways to be involved, it's easy to see how much your child benefits from being part of this fantastic community!
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