Huntsville : Texas

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What it's Like to Retire in Huntsville

Huntsville is a classic, small-town Texan community with a lot of history and natural beauty. It is the home of Sam Houston.

Where to Retire in Huntsville and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).
Median list price was about $140,000 in mid-2013.


What is special about Huntsville

Huntsville has many museums, a courthouse square, a community theater, and its own state university.

What is not special about Huntsville

While it's hard to tell because the town demographics include the prison population, Huntsville lacks a little in diversity.

Who will like retirement in Huntsville

Since Huntsville is such a classically Texan community, many retirees are from the Lone Star state.

Local economy is driven by

The university, Huntsville memorial hospital, and tourism are big for the Huntsville economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

Huntsville's heat is typical of Texas.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Huntsville is filled with plenty of interesting and popular restaurants; there's a lot of outdoor offerings as well.


Crime in Huntsville is almost exactly the national average.

Medical facilities

The Huntsville Memorial Hospital is located here.


1-45 and US-190, among others, run through the city.

Valuable Links

Huntsville's website

What people are saying about Huntsville

What is the crime rate in Huntsville? The description talks about Fairhope. It seems the crime in Huntsville is very low--probably one of the safest cities retirees could find.
Posted by Denofhc on September 30, 2015

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Facts about HUNTSVILLE
  • State: TX
  • Environment: College Town,Mountain,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide:

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