A low cost of living, affordable housing, abundant recreational opportunities and high-quality jobs in Madison and Morgan counties contribute to an exceptional quality of life there. Madison County, which includes Huntsville, is the center of population and economic growth in the metropolitan area. In 2017, an estimated 361,046 people called Madison County home; about 118,818 resided in Morgan County, according to the U.S. Census.
Redstone Arsenal, in Madison County, is the largest employer in the metropolitan area, employing 35,500 people, many of whom choose to live in the surrounding communities, according to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s 2015 Housing Market Profiles. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center employs 6,000 people.
Many people employed at Redstone Arsenal fall in love with the Tennessee Valley Region and choose to stay after retirement. Redstone reports that about 150,000 retirees and their families reside in the North Alabama area.
The counties’ communities give newcomers plenty of choices when selecting a home. Enlist the help of a reputable real estate agent to help you sort through the area’s home options. The Alabama Association of Realtors is a central source of local real estate information and services. Visit www.alabamarealtors.com to find expertise and professional services for those interested in purchasing a new home.