December 1, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

Huntsville Named One of Best Places To Retire

Huntsville downtown
Visitors to Huntsville's Big Spring International Park enjoy the beauty of downtown. (File photo)

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Huntsville, a city becoming accustomed to accolades, has made another national list.

The city has been selected by Where to Retire, a magazine designed to help retirees with relocation decisions, as a top retirement town.

Huntsville will be profiled in the magazine's January/February 2012 issue. That issue will be available on Dec. 20.

"Huntsville is a growing city, yet it maintains the charm and hospitatlity of a small Southern town,'' said Mary Lu Abbott, the Where to Retire editor. "Retirees easily stay busy, volunteering for local charities, enjoying a live performance at a theater or participating in one of the country's largest adult-learning programs at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.''

Among Huntsville's other recent honors: one of the world's top 10 smartest cities by Forbes; the nation's fourth-strongest building market by BusinessWeek; and America's top midsize city to launch and grow a business by Fortune Small Business magazine.

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