Retire in Huntsville, AL

Livability Score
54
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
184132
Median Househould Income
49060
Median Age
36.8
65 Years and Over
26297
Median Home Value
160400
Unemployed
10522
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Taqueria El Cazador

Have you ever driven by that taco bus on Governors and wonder if it's any good? Answer: hell yes. The menu has quite an array of dishes, but I aimed for...

2. Betty Maes Restaurant

Co-workers told me about this place and it didn't disappoint. Easily the best fried chicken I've had in Huntsville.

3. Viet Cuisine

I absolutely adore this restaurant!! This little gem is different, it offers super fresh and tasty ingredients!! It doesn't look like much from the outside,...

4. Big Bowl Thai Cuisine

Stopped here for a late lunch (3PM) on a Tuesday. Pleasantly surprised to be offered the lunch menu. Had the Chicken Pad Thai Box. This included a nice...

5. The Cozy Cow

Two nice breakfast sandwiches, a Piper & Leaf tea, and an iced mocha was under $15! Great, friendly, knowledgable service! Fred Bread! Try the jalapeño...

Golf
1. Madison Golf Center

SO a few months ago I got bored and said to myself I was going to take on the game of golf. So I went and bought some clubs and all of the essentials for...

2. Point Mallard Golf Course

When it comes to golf, Point Mallard Golf Course might be the best value in North Alabama. The most important thing to some is probably the condition of...

3. Colonial Golf Course

The greens and fairways are in great shape!entirely new fleet of golf carts and new pavement in parking lot and on 90 per cent of the cart paths. Well done...

4. The Ledges

From their web site: "The Ledges. Situated 1,582 feet - the highest point in all of Huntsville -members will experience breathtaking panoramic views of the...

5. Hampton Cove Golf Course

The are 3 golf courses here. A par 3 executive course. The River which I hear gets various reviews and the beautiful "the highlands". It's a Robert Trent...

Active
1. Harmony Park Safari

We travelled to Huntsville for a quick getaway. I have seen Harmony Park a few times on signs while out recruiting. We were really excited about trying...

2. Higher Pursuits

Higher Pursuits is great! The owners and staff are all so nice!! This is our favorite place to paddle and their kayak selection is AWESOME!

3. Monte Sano State Park

I've never seen so many trails in one park before! At least none that were close enough together that you could feasibly start on one and end on something...

4. Nature Trail - Green Mountain

Perfect day for a photowalk & hike during the golden hour earlier today! But let me warn you - when you hear the notice across the lake that the park is...

5. Shakalaka

I was visiting friends in Huntsville and we came in late on Tuesday night. We were the only ones there. The staff was friendly. The trampolines were wet...

Arts
1. Botanical Garden

If you are at all interested in plants, this is definitely worth a visit. We are visiting from Houston, and spent a wonderful couple of hours roaming around...

2. Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

This was my heaven while visiting Huntsville. We stumbled upon the Lowe Mill while looking for a place to eat lunch. Three floors of endless art studios,...

3. Pints & Pixels Pub

A very fun and LOUD place. To be expected as it is an eatery and bar mixed with amazing decor and pretty damned good food. The service? AMAZING

4. AM Booth's Lumberyard

beat food and place. the wood finish is rustic and strong, while outside has an eclectic wild west and train car. Yes, a real train.

5. US Space & Rocket Center

Attention Yelpers This place has mostly real space artifacts. Yes, there are a few replicas. Also, if you have rude, uncontrollable children, do the rest of...

Shopping
1. Marys Beads

This is the best shop to find any kind of beads you are looking for. Floor to ceiling beads and Mary is a unique individual to say the least! From beads to...

2. Barnes & Noble Booksellers

One of the best cafe's for Lunch or anytime. Great staff in the cafe. Always friendly and helpful. Whether picking up a book or just sitting in the cafe...

3. Humidor Pipe Shop Inc

The Humidor is a great cigar place. I've only been smoking cigars for just under a year, and this place has been extremely helpful in trying new cigars....

4. Fleet Feet Sports

Fleet Feet Huntsville is the reason I learned to love to run. I first became acquainted with the store when I signed up for their No Boundaries 5k training...

5. Harrison Brothers Hardware

Harrison Brothers is great. They are a historical landmark, and there is a cool mix of original merchandise and higher-end home and personal care items....

Health
1. Revive Nails & Massage Therapy

Very professional staff. Friendly and prompt service. It's a long drive from my house but it's worth it.

2. LensCrafters

Nicest man! Great customer service. Greg went out of his way to help me. Highly recommend this location.

3. Surgery Center of Huntsville

Very nice outpatient surgery center. Staff is very friendly and organized. The waiting areas are comfortable and there is wi-fi. The second waiting area...

4. Piersma John D Dr

What a cool doctor. In the midst of my telling him why my stomach hurt (drank too much Monster Java) he asked why in the world would I do such a thing...

5. EyeCare Associates Inc

I just happened to walk in to look at frames, and from walking in the door I received stellar customer service from each employee. The lady at the desk was...

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