THE 5 BEST Neighborhoods In Huntsville For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Huntsville are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Huntsville.
Best Neighborhoods In Huntsville

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Huntsville, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Huntsville neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Huntsville are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to Alabama and Huntsville is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Huntsville for 2020:

  1. Five Points (Homes)
  2. Medical District (Homes)
  3. Downtown (Homes)
  4. Dallas Mills (Homes)
  5. Twickenham (Homes)

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Huntsville for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Five Points looks to be the best Huntsville neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Huntsville that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Huntsville.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 5 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Huntsville

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Huntsville

Population: 781
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $117,332 (First best)
Median Income: $48,096 (First best)
More on Five Points: Homes For Sale | Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Huntsville

Population: 535
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $275,725 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $91,083 (Fourth best)
More on Medical District: Homes For Sale | Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Huntsville

Population: 1,816
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $212,214 (Third best)
Median Income: $81,076 (Third best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Huntsville

Population: 435
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $127,264 (Second best)
Median Income: $48,812 (Second best)
More on Dallas Mills: Homes For Sale | Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Huntsville

Population: 651
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $351,759 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $93,040 (Fifth best)
More on Twickenham: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Huntsville, AL Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Huntsville, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 5 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Huntsville." We're lookin' at you, Five Points.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Huntsville, Alabama has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Huntsville

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Huntsville where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Huntsville aren't all good. Twickenham takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Huntsville.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Huntsville For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Five Points 781 $117,332 $48,096
2 Medical District 535 $275,725 $91,083
3 Downtown 1,816 $212,214 $81,076
4 Dallas Mills 435 $127,264 $48,812
5 Twickenham 651 $351,759 $93,040

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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