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Old 09-01-2013, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Meridianville, AL
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Here's a couple of useful interactive maps....

Lots of good info from this map including flood zones, sink hole locations, sex offender locations and school zones. They have also incorporated the major street plan into this map.
Huntsville Interactive Maps

Want to know how much your neighbors house is worth?
Madison County Tax Assessor Map
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Helpful links for those new to Huntsville:
valleyplanet.com | Huntsville's Original: Free Events, Arts and Entertainment Magazine - info on music, events, and includes articles, and more.
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment - contains information on the lowe mill arts and entertainment area for art/music/food and more
The Redstone Rocket: Published in the interest of personnel at Redstone Arsenal, AL - Redstone Arsenal's weekly or bi-weekly newspaper e-edition.
Downtown Huntsville - includes "eat" "visit" "map" "events" "explore" "live" and "work"
Alabama Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - AL.com - the e-edition of the Huntsville Times (and the Birmingham/Mobile/Montgomery and Beaches news, too)
Hope these links help!
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Old 04-21-2016, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Wherever the are junk homes: Lawrence County Alabama, Huntsville Alabama and Birmingham Alabama
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We have had some interesting discussions here in 2007 when I was looking for a place to move to in Northern Alabama. I surveyed Arab, Cullman and the rear by areas. Got a good home in Huntsville but was not good enough for me as I was looking for a quiet place with no neighbors nearby. Finally I got a place on 38 acres in Moulton area with forest and lakes, or ponds if you prefer that. Now I need to move, as I cant live in one place for more than 10 years.

"hey daddy, you are proud to have gone towards cullman to find "racism" and ended up finding your home and loving the "sticks" of Alabama? Michael A. Brooks, my dad now lives right by there. I had heard the KKK were there and told my dad to head that way when he wanted to go hunting for racism, (his idea of tourism i s'pose)... he called me later and said he had had no luck, people were nice..."
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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Greetings

I am relocating to Huntsville from Oak Ridge. Born Decatur, graduated UAB, Phd UT.

Just a typical transfer, not the BRAC, I volunteered.

Looking for a house, in a great area, surrounding Huntsville, on West side, with access to Arsenal and Airport.

Got kids still in school, so need good High School. Will need a basic 4 bed home and 2100+ sq ft.

This is not a screen for houses, rather a request for opinions of suburbs and neighborhoods.

I have chosen the Harvest, Al. area, it seems nice and somewhat friendly. I met a lot of folks, most of which wanted to

know who had the Tennessee Tags, driving in their area. If you are one of those people, Thank you, I just drove down Saturday.

Please inform me as to the area, doesn't have to be Harvest, it can even be on the other side of the river . I like to have minimum of 2 acres, which will keep me out of some small subdivisions.

So for you locals, thank you in advance. It will be great to finally come home and eventually retire.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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The 2 acre minimum will be the stickler. Not many of those left, especially within the urban/suburban area. Otherwise, Madison and Monrovia meet your other criteria.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Oak Ridge, TN
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Thank you, Rocket Dawg.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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For two acres, I would look out in the county. Madison County, Limestone County, or even Morgan County. Cheaper land and fewer restrictions. Now, wanting a good high school is the kicker. Good schools include almost any of the Madison/Madison County schools, and several others - Athens is good, East Limestone OK, Grissom and Huntsville good, Arab good....honestly, even in so-called poorly rated schools, your child can get a good education if they're a serious student and they have good home adult supervision. Decatur is not rated high because of the high Latino ratio, but we've had kids win scholarships to MIT, Vanderbilt, etc.
Things have changed since you left Decatur.
Look around, ask questions, see what will suit you best.
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