Huntsville is the fastest growing city in Alabama and one of the top 10 fastest growing markets in the Southeast. More than 15,000 new jobs have been announced since 2011, and the city’s population (190,000) is expected to grow another nine percent in the next five years.
A hub for high tech businesses, Huntsville also boasts the highest concentration of STEM workers and degreed professionals in the country. More than 70,000 employees work at one of the 75 research and defense tenants on Redstone Arsenal (home to NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center), and in Cummings Research Park (CRP), the nation’s second largest, for companies ranging from aerospace and defense to biotech and telecommunication. Huntsville has the highest concentration of craft breweries in Alabama and is home to the Southeast’s largest artist colony at Lowe Mill.
Huntsville is a regional employer, and 110,000 commuters travel here daily for work. The Huntsville market’s total trade area population is 1.1 million. The city’s median household income is $75,400. Four higher education institutions serve more than 40,000 students.
Campus No. 805 is conveniently located in the center of the City, less than one-mile west of Downtown Huntsville and one mile east of I-565. Redstone Arsenal and CRP are located within a 5-10 minute drive of Campus No. 805. The University of Alabama in Huntsville and top tourist attractions are also within close proximity – Lowe Mill, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Botanical Gardens, Historic Depot Museum, Huntsville Museum of Art, Von Braun Civic Center and Burritt Museum.
Major retailers within a 5-10 minute drive include Whole Foods, Costco, Parkway Place Mall, Bridge Street Mall and Cabela’s.