In the News: Huntsville is the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23

Huntsville Is the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23

The secret is out! Huntsville is the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23 according to the U.S. News 150 Best Places to Live rankings for the year.

What makes Huntsville number one?

Asking yourself how Huntsville beat out the other 149 U.S. metro areas on the list? Turns out, there are several reasons the Rocket City landed in the top spot.

For starters, Huntsville scores well when it comes to affordability. In fact, the city’s value rating is 8.5.

Another deciding factor is quality of life. More specifically, quality of life includes things such as education, safety, air quality and healthcare—just to name a few. Huntsville’s quality of life rating is 6.8.

Huntsville’s overall rating is a solid 7, which beats out the 6.8 overall rating of the next three cities on the list. That includes the two-year running number one best place to live in the U.S., Boulder, Co.

It moved to number four just below Colorado Springs, Co., which ranked second, and Green Bay, Wis., in third.

Finally, making Huntsville the Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23 is there’s plenty to do!

Things to do in Huntsville

When it comes to things to do in Huntsville, there is no shortage of entertainment, dining, shopping and more.

First of all, there’s Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Then there’s the minor league baseball team, the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

Plus, bustling Downtown Huntsville features many local businesses including local craft breweries, restaurants, shops and more.

What’s more is Huntsville’s commitment to preserving nature. Did you know there are more than 70 miles of public outdoor trails in the surrounding area?

Add in the city’s deep appreciation for the arts and all things STEM and you end up with the “most educated” population in the state.


Value. Quality of life. Plenty to do. Are you one of the 464,607 residents in town? Or after hearing that Huntsville is the best place to live, are you considering a move? We’d love to welcome home and make you the 464,608th Huntsville resident! Discover more about our city—and Summer Place—by reading our blogs.

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