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Old 02-14-2010, 07:14 PM
 
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If You are moving to Huntsville; the best advice is dont move. why? look at the crime rate first of all. it is way above average in every aspect. Real estate agents want you to move here so they can make their commission off you. meanwhile the realestate prices are not cheap anymore. This used to be a good place until everyone brought their problems here such as gangs. The streets are well on their way to being overcrowded even on saturdays. If you are going to move here just dont let it be from any of these profitiers telling you its the best place for familys. Read the data, watch the news and see how huntsville is being overpumped up for these pump and dump developers.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If You are moving to Huntsville; the best advice is dont move. why? look at the crime rate first of all. it is way above average in every aspect. Real estate agents want you to move here so they can make their commission off you. meanwhile the realestate prices are not cheap anymore. This used to be a good place until everyone brought their problems here such as gangs. The streets are well on their way to being overcrowded even on saturdays. If you are going to move here just dont let it be from any of these profitiers telling you its the best place for familys. Read the data, watch the news and see how huntsville is being overpumped up for these pump and dump developers.
Is the crime rate really that bad? Do people in Huntsville actually feel nervous (I don't.)
Of course real estate agents want to make a commision. They key is, make the realtors work for their commission - especially at the negotiation table. Only a sucker would get bent out of shape about this.

Streets overcrowded? You're kidding right?

It is pretty good for families, good schools, stable employment for the parents, no traffic. Lots of sports leagues.

Compare Huntsville's unemployment numbers with other cities.

It's not the prettiest city in the world. It doesn't have the best weather in the world. But most of the stuff that matters is here.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Neat little tool here, Craigslist rentals on a google maps interface:

MapsKrieg - Huntsville, AL - Apartments, Rooms, Sublets, and Real Estate for Sale
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here is a great tool to see Greatschools school ratings on a google map interface. (you may have to change the zip in the URL to recenter the map)

School Search Widget - GreatSchools
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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Here is a great tool to see Greatschools school ratings on a google map interface. (you may have to change the zip in the URL to recenter the map)

School Search Widget - GreatSchools
The only caveat is that if 2 schools (2 separate buidings) are on the same campus (address), the map only shows one rating. You need to checkmark the grade school you're looking at.

For example, Chapman Elem. and Chapman Middle - the marker only shows the middle school rating when both schools are checkmarked.
The problem is when 2 same-type schools are on the same campus: Columbia High (6 GS) and New Century Technology Demo HS - the IB (9 GS) , the map only shows the "6".

If the schools are combined (e.g. Providence k-8), then only one rating is shown (as it is at GS website)
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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Read in the economist that utility costs in huntsville were very affordable. Can anyone give the rates for electricity gas and water.
Thanks,
Paul
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Read in the economist that utility costs in huntsville were very affordable. Can anyone give the rates for electricity gas and water.
Thanks,
Paul
Yes, very affordable. Electricity is seven to eight cents per kilowatt-hour.

Huntsville Utilities Rates
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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Read in the economist that utility costs in huntsville were very affordable. Can anyone give the rates for electricity gas and water.
Thanks,
Paul
Huntsville Utilities Rates

There are diff. providers for City of Madison, Decatur.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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This is a new "community calendar" website that seems more comprehensive than the the Visitor Bureau's (huntsville.org). You can filter on "type", and includes other aspects of city life than a visitor's perpective (nightlife, YP, sports, church)
Our Valley Events*|*Huntsville | Calendar | Community Events | Tennessee Valley Events
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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This site is updated weekly. You can sign up for the newsletter as well. Things to do, area attractions, local churches and all sorts of stuff. Good, up-to-date info:

Huntsville Alabama - City of Huntsville - Things to do in Huntsville AL
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