Huntsville is a prosperous mid-sized city of 186,000 in north-central Alabama. "Rocket City" has achieved some fame for its NASA Marshall Space Flight Center , the Redstone Arsenal, and as a high-tech center. It is also become a popular destination for retirees from all over the country, based on availability of desirable housing, beautiful parks, and a vibrant commercial and cultural infrastructure. The population grew almost 18% from 2000 to 2013. The University of Alabama at Huntsville is the largest of several colleges in town. Picture of rockets in Rocket Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Daderot.