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Pros

-Strong economy
-Low unemployment
-Educated population

Cons

-Isolation
-Infrastructure
-Hot, humid summers


What Bert Has To Say About Huntsville Metro Area


Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.

Highlights


Mid-sized city - Extreme northern Alabama, 15 miles south of Tennessee border See Local Real Estate
Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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City: Athens
Zip Codes: 35611, 35613, ... 4 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 644 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Athens


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Athens is 5.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Athens jobs have Increased by 0.76 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Athens's cost of living is 11.40% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Athens's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Athens's population is 24,966 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.72 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 6 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Athens is $120,609. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.64%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Athens public schools spend $11,031 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Athens. Learn more...

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Athens Housing Market


It's not a good time to buy in Athens. Home Appreciation is down -1.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Athens Real Estate.
The median home price in Athens is $120,609. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  4/25/2008
Athens, AL

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humidity

Can anyone comment on the humidity in or around Athens? Is the humidity only high in the summer? What about tornadoes in the... (Read More)

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  7/26/2005
LA (Little Athens), Alabama

Athens, Alabama is a good place to live. Although, there are few technical jobs there Huntsville is only a 30 minute drive away. Athens is a quiet town and an excellent... (Read More)

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