Huntsville is a unique city. It may be synonymous with the world of science and technology today (in 2009, it made Forbes magazine's list of the "smartest" cities in America) but prior to the space program, it was like any small Southern town. Both of these legacies, its Southern heritage and high-tech smarts, shaped the city Huntsville is today. We think you'll agree it's a good mixture.
Start your discovery of Huntsville with the city's main attraction, the US Space and Rocket Center, where you can get closer to the rockets, shuttle, and other devices that made it beyond earth's atmosphere into the wilderness of space. You may find that this local institution demands a repeat visit. Every member of your family will be entranced as they learn about the early days of the space program. The Saturn V rocket might be Huntsville's proudest accomplishment to this day, and a replica is on display for all to see here. This facility also houses the renowned Space Camp program. If you're taking a child with you, be prepared for him or her to clamor to attend too. After your visit, you might see a spike in interest in the sciences in your household. Not that that's a bad thing. You can continue to feed kids' budding academic interests with a day out at the EarlyWorks Children's Museum, and in the city's top-ranked public and private schools.
For a city so proud of its brainiac roots, this is a city that also cherishes the arts. As the home of the Big Spring Jam music festival, and the Panoply Arts Festival, you'll always have an event to look forward to in Huntsville. Last year's headliners at the Big Spring Jam were the soul group Earth Wind & Fire. If you prefer visual art, check out the Huntsville Museum of Art. This elegant museum, located on the same grounds that welcome the Big Spring Jam every year, features truly unique collections that will draw you back to see them again and again. Like the Sellars Collection of Art by American Women, which restores women artists to their rightful place at the forefront of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century art. Another locus is the museum's extensive collection of Southern photography, showcasing the beauty of the South through the perspective of some of the region's most revered photographers.
It doesn't end there, either. Once you've exhausted the local museums and there aren't any festivals, there's always golf. Golfers will be delighted to hear about Hampton Cove Golf, hailed by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal as one of the best golf courses in the region. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the course challenges avid golfers--but also rewards them with stunning views of Alabama's natural scenery. For all of the scenery with none of the challenge, spend an afternoon at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.
This small, but ultra-smart Southern city will make a great home for you and your family. Let New Home Source help you find the perfect new home in Huntsville.
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