Huntsville consistently ranks highly for quality of life and ease of business. The city was founded in 1805 and has several historic districts along with various museums, parks, and annual festivals.
Huntsville, known as The Rocket City, has a robust economy with high income earners due to the number of aerospace and military technology employers in the area. The Marshall Space Flight Center is NASA’s largest center, and most notably supports research and operations for the International Space Station.
Huntsville is also home to Redstone Arsenal, a government base for various US defense departments with nearly 38,000 personnel. Cummings Research Park is nearby, boasting more than 300 companies and 26,000 employees working in research for science and technology. It’s the 2nd largest research park in the United States.