Huntsville, Alabama Traffic | Exploring North Alabama's Roadways

North Alabama is experiencing growth like never before, and more residents often means more traffic. You don’t have to succumb to sitting in traffic though; You just need to familiarize yourself with the major roadways in the Huntsville and Madison area and then plan your outings accordingly. Erica DeSpain from All Things Madison joins Matt Curtis to provide information about the major roadways in the Huntsville and Madison area, as well as traffic patterns and tips to navigate around the area. We'll look at I-565, Redstone Arsenal, Research Park Boulevard, Highway 72, and Madison's major roadways as well as providing insights into the traffic patterns of each of these routes,…

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Pros & Cons of Moving to Huntsville, Alabama


Huntsville is an amazing place to live. So much so that it was ranked the #1 city in the entire US to live in by US News & World Report in 2022.

Like anything in life, there are pros and cons to living in the Rocket City. I  think the pros far outweigh the cons, but I’ll let you decide for yourself as I  give you the information you need to decide if you want to call Huntsville, Sweet Home Alabama!

Pros of Moving to Huntsville, Alabama

Pro #1: Huntsville's Booming Economy & Job Market.

The city is home to several high-tech companies, including NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, which have brought a lot of job opportunities to the area. The presence of these companies has also created a…

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Ultimate Guide to Moving to Huntsville, Alabama

If you're considering a move to Huntsville, Alabama, congratulations! You've made a great choice. There are some things you need to know before moving to Huntsville though! Known as the Rocket City, Huntsville is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Army's Redstone Arsenal, making it a hub for innovation and technology. But moving to a new city can be overwhelming, especially if you don't know much about it. That's why we've put together this ultimate guide to moving to Huntsville, Alabama.

Huntsville's Location in Alabama and the Southeast

Huntsville is located in the northern part of Alabama in Madison County. The city is situated in the Tennessee River Valley and is…

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Madison Street Festival 2022

The Madison Street Festival is held in downtown Madison to celebrate the people, art, food, and music of Madison. The MSF kicks off at 9am with a parade immediately followed by the opening ceremonies at the Church Street stage. Throughout the day there will be plenty to do as you enjoy the artist alley, view the car show, taste delicious food, listen to live music, and more!

While attending the MSF, be sure to stop by our Matt Curtis Real Estate booth at the corner of Church Street and Front Street. We’ll have over $1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs as well as a chance to have your child’s billboard design featured on an ACTUAL BILLBOARD for a day!

Billboard Design Contest

Children 12 and under can stop by…

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4th of July Events in North Alabama

4th of July Weekend at MidCity

When: Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd

Where: MidCity District, Huntsville

Cost: Free

It’s a weekend full of fun starting with live music Friday night at MidCity. Saturday will feature music, yoga, a Mullet & Mustache contest, and a fireworks display before cooling down with a Watermelon Carving Contest on Sunday!

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Madison’s Star Spangled Celebration

When: 5PM-9PM | Saturday, July 2nd

Where: Dublin Park, Madison

Cost: Free

Madison’s Star Spangled Celebration will feature inflatables, live music, food vendors, and more! All parking will be at Madison City Stadium with free shuttle service beginning at 4:30PM. Fireworks begin…

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What's Happening in Huntsville
June 17th - 19th, 2022

Ditto Landing Independence Day Celebration

When: 6PM-10PM | Saturday, June 25th

Where: Ditto Landing, Huntsville

Cost: $5 Parking

Get the jump on Independence Day celebrations at Ditto Landing! Free admission with gates opening 5pm, food trucks on site, music starts at 6pm, and fireworks at 9pm!

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Rainsville Freedom Fest

When: 1PM - 10PM | Saturday, June 25th

Where: Field of Dreams, 100 Rodeo Lane, Rainsville

Cost: Free Admission 

Join the city of Rainsville for their annual 4th of July celebration! There will be tons of kids activities, food and item vendors, a car & truck show, and live music! Stick around for the fireworks that begin at 9pm!

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What's Happening in Huntsville
June 17th - 19th, 2022

Juneteenth Festival

When: 12PM-10PM | Saturday, June 18th

Where: The Camp at MidCity, Huntsville

Cost: Free Admission

The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival will feature live music and performances, vendors, car show, food specials, drink specials, and more! You won’t want to miss this huge celebration!

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Brickmore

When: 10AM-5PM, June 18th | 12PM-5PM, June 19th

Where: Ardmore Community Center

Cost: $1 per person or $5 per family

Join the Tennessee Valley LEGO Club as they host their first-ever Brickmore show in Ardmore! Check out collaborative displays of town and train models as well as original creations. There will also be a free…

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What's Happening in Huntsville
June 10th - 12th, 2022

Arts & Entertainment District Launch Party

When: 6PM - 8PM | Friday, June 10th

Where: Bridge Street Town Centre, Huntsville

Cost: Free To Attend

Bridge Street is hosting an official launch party to celebrate becoming Huntsville’s fifth Arts & Entertainment district! Live music, yard games, giveaways, and more will be on hand for a night of fun!

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247th Army Birthday Celebration

When: 5PM - 9PM | Saturday, June 11th

Where: Redstone Gateway Gate 9, Huntsville

Cost: Free Admission

Celebrate the 247th Birthday of the U.S. Army at Redstone Gateway 9 this weekend with food vendors, kids play zone, craft markets, and entertainment!

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What's Happening in Huntsville
June 3rd - 5th, 2022

18th Cigar Box Guitar Festival

When: 11:30AM-9PM | Saturday, June 4th

Where: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

Celebrate 18 years of making a joyful noise with recycled instruments while raising money for music education in our local schools. Enjoy a full day of free, family friendly activities and performances!

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Cosmic Christ Mosaic Celebration

When: 10:30AM-1:30PM | Saturday, June 4th

Where: 600 Governors Dr SW, Huntsville

Cost: FREE

Join First Baptist Church Huntsville for a FREE event celebrating the completion of the restoration of the Cosmic Christ Mosaic. The mini-festival will be held in front of…

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What's Happening in Huntsville
May 27th - 29th, 2022

Alabama Jubilee

When: All Day | Saturday, May 28th & Sunday, May 29th

Where: Point Mallard Park, Decatur

Cost: Admission & Parking FREE

Alabama Jubilee brings hot air balloons and all sorts of fun to Point Mallard Park in Decatur. Enjoy arts and crafts, vehicle shows, and other entertainment as dozens of hot air balloons provide a picturesque backdrop.

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Rocket City Trash Pandas vs. Tennessee Smokies 

When: 6:35PM | Tuesday, May 24th through Monday, May 29th

Where: Toyota Field at Town Madison

Cost: Tickets Required

The Trash Pandas return home just in time for Memorial Day fun against the Tennessee Smokies! Enjoy baseball action, fun themed nights,…

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