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City of Huntsville, Alabama, ‘Best Place to Live’ in U.S. News & World Report survey

Published on May 17, 2022

Great news! The City of Huntsville, Alabama, is the 2022-2023 best place to live in the United States, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News recently analyzed 150 large metropolitan areas in the U.S. to find the best places to live based on job market, housing affordability, quality of life, desirability and net migration. Huntsville, which topped the list with an overall score of 7, quality of life of 6.8 and value of 8.5, rose from the No. 3 spot on last year’s Best Places to Live list.

In addition to being the No. 1 Best Place to Live, U.S. News also named Huntsville the:

Mayor Tommy Battle said the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings are no surprise, given Huntsville is a growing, vibrant community and now the most populous city in Alabama.

“We are the Star of Alabama for a reason,” he said. “As more people discover what makes us the South’s best-kept secret, we take pride in our diverse community’s strength and authenticity. Rankings like these affirm our commitment to continuing to provide a healthy, thriving economy without losing our identity, while also welcoming new citizens and businesses with open arms. Great things are happening in Huntsville!”

Mayor Battle and City economic development leaders held a news conference Tuesday, May 17, at City Hall to spotlight the recognition and driving factors behind Huntsville’s success.

“When we meet people from outside Huntsville, they often tell us, ‘I had no idea,’” Mayor Battle said. “To be a part of this community during such a pivotal point in Huntsville’s history is an honor. We look forward to continuing to build on our momentum and make Huntsville a safe, affordable and livable city that all parts of our society can call home.”

In addition to Huntsville, the U.S. News Best Places to Live ranking includes other growing American metros, including Colorado Springs, Colorado; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Boulder, Colorado; and San Jose, California.

Click here to see the full report.