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Old 03-07-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Looking to relocate to the Guntersville area and was wondering how the teaching/hiring elementary teachers situation is there. Any info, on the area and teaching jobs would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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You might want to check out the Guntersville and the Marshall county education websites. I am not sure how the hiring is right now in Guntersville due to budget cuts from the state but I know Arab is getting extra money for schools this year due to the alcohol tax.

I don't live in Guntersville but I will try to help you. What do you need to know?
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I was just wondering if it is a good place to raise a family and if the weather is consistently nice. I'm sure it gets cold in the winter, but I'm hoping it's alot shorter and milder than NW Indiana's winters. I know there's been budget cuts here in Indiana (education), so I'm sure getting a teaching job may be tough - but I'll keep my fingers crossed. Overall, is the town pretty safe, maybe some descent restaurants, and are the school systems good? Thanks again
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:25 AM
 
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This winter excluded the winters are cold with highs in the 40-50s normally. We might get snow but not every winter and normally doesn't last but a day. The spring and fall are nice but we do get tornadoes in this area so there are warnings. Summer is 'hot' in the 90s usually later in the day, but still hot.

There are lots of nice restaurants. It is a safe area. I haven't checked the schools but they are not bad.

You can buy a nice older home on a big lot starting at 80K. Depending on how close you are to the Lake will depend on how much you will spend for a home.

Marshall county just got a big bonus from the TVA so hopefully they will put some of it towards the schools.

Property tax and HOI are very reasonable too
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the info. Besides Guntersville, what are some other good towns - such as Boaz, Arab, Albertville, Huntsville - how would you rate them overall? Thank you
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:28 AM
 
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Hampton Cove is less than 30 minutes from Guntersville and just over the mountain from Huntsville. Home prices are much higher than in Guntersville (lake excluded). You can get a little more house for the money right next to Hampton Cove in Owens Crossroads. In fact, many of the same builders from Hampton Cove also build in many developments in Owens Xroads.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:25 AM
 
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Albertville and Boaz are OK but I personally like Guntersville, Arab and Huntsville.. Albertville has a problem with illegal aliens who work at the chicken processing plants. They are trying to handle it but it is still a work in progress.

Huntsville area is more expensive as far as housing but there are more things to do. You might also want to check out Decatur or Hartselle too.

If you have to work, I would suggest you see where you can get a job and then go from there. It can take you 25 - 30 minutes to get to the Arsenal from Arab or Guntersville but if you work in another part of Huntsville it can take you an hour.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Is Huntsville an overcrowded city, or is it pretty easy to get around. Also, would I have to search for good/bad neighborhoods just like most larger cities? I've never been to Huntsville so I have no idea what it's like. Thanks again.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Is Huntsville an overcrowded city, or is it pretty easy to get around. Also, would I have to search for good/bad neighborhoods just like most larger cities? I've never been to Huntsville so I have no idea what it's like. Thanks again.
HSV is nowhere near over crowded. There are some road issues where some are not large enough to handle the amount of traffic, hence what Keeper is saying about drive time. But it is nothing like an Atlanta or Nashville.

Living in the Northern parts of town (Harvest, Monrovia areas) will garner you the most traffic hassles if you work on the Arsenal. Madison is one of the best areas to be at, in terms of being close to all the working areas and malls and such. As well as the school district and property values.

In the Madison area, there are very few neighborhoods to avoid. Even though this area has seen a rash of crazy behavior for some reason, it is typically a pretty safe and peaceful area (HSV and Madison) to live in.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Not sure where you are coming from but traffic in H'ville is nothing compared to big cities. I mentioned the drive time because of the mileage too. My DD lived in Arab and worked in H'ville off of University and it was 65 miles one way IIRC and took her an hour each way. If she had worked in SE Huntsville the drive would have been 25 miles and 30 minutes.
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