#1 Real Estate Team in Alabama

Thank you, Huntsville! Matt Curtis Real Estate has been named one of the top 50 real estate teams nationwide and the number one real estate team in the entire state of Alabama for the third consecutive year. Our real estate agency is also on INC 5000 fastest growing companies in the US list for the 6th year.

We also want to thank the Madison and the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, where they've both awarded us the service Business of the Year award. In addition to being named the best overall business in Madison, we earned a leadership award just a few years ago. We give many thanks and high-fives to our 5-star real estate team for helping Matt Curtis get awarded the #1 real estate team in Alabama and one of…

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Huntsville Largest City in Alabama

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Huntsville is the largest city in the state of Alabama. Huntsville recently surpassed Birmingham, which lost 1% of its population in the last 12 months. Montgomery also surpassed Birmingham to claim the number two spot on the rankings. However, the Huntsville metro is still only approximately half the size of Birmingham, with a little over 500,000 versus over 1.1 million for Birmingham.

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Huntsville Lands Space Command

Did you hear that the Rocket City was selected to become the home to the Space Command Center? Not only did Huntsville recently beat out cities in Colorado for the number one city in the U.S. to live in, which was reported by the U.S. News and World Report, but their selection for the U.S. Air Force Space Command was also recently confirmed as a fair process over these Colorado cities.

It sounds very fitting to have Space Command in the Rocket City, but what exactly is Space Command? Space Command was first established in December of 2019 when it became the sixth branch of the U.S. military which made it the first new branch to be added in 73 years. The establishment of the United States Space Force was a result…

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Huntsville is the #1 City in the U.S.

BREAKING NEWS!  Huntsville has been ranked the #1 city in the entire U.S. to live in by U.S. News and World Report. Devin Booker, real estate editor of U.S. News and World Report, said the biggest priorities for consumers during the pandemic have been both housing affordability and quality of life. Huntsville has both with our median sales price 20% below the national average.

Huntsville has been ranked high on affordability, not only because of our affordable home prices. But also high paying jobs with Blue Origin, Mazda, Toyota, Facebook, the FBI, and now Space Command. Joining this long list of high paying engineering and tech jobs in Huntsville during the pandemic, the outdoor quality of life…

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(Madison, Alabama, July 8, 2019)— Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. was named one of America’s top real estate teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal. The Matt Curtis Real Estate team is now a 3-time member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious, national award ranking sponsored annually by REAL Trends and advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc. is now ranked in the top one-half of 1 percent of the more than 1.3 million Realtors® nationwide.

The Thousand real estate professionals were announced on June 28, 2019, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume

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Relocating to the Rocket City

Huntsville, Alabama - affectionately known as the Rocket City - is a technological town with a large presence of both engineers and creatives. The area has started rapidly growing over recent years and a large percentage of the population has relocated to the area from different states. This has given an eclectic and diverse feel to the expanding region.

The Rocket City is made up of two main cities, Huntsville (population of 193,079) and Madison (population of 47,959), with a number of surrounding smaller cities that make up the greater Rocket City region. Harvest, Athens, Meridianville, Hampton Cove, and Athens are small cities surrounding the metro area.

What’s there to do?

One of the best parts of the…

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Swimming has often been touted as one of the best forms of exercise. It’s really not surprising when you think about it. Swimming requires the use of the whole body so you are getting at least some exercise to each part of your body that would otherwise require a specific exercise. livestrong.com has an excellent article on the benefits of swimming. Plus… it’s just really fun.

The Huntsville Aquatic Center, formerly known as the Brahan Spring Park Natatorium, has had some big changes. The facility offers two new pools; a 50 meter Olympic-sized competition pool and a smaller therapy pool. Theses pools and facilities were built around the existing 50 meter pool that is now known as the “legacy pool”. Each pool offers something different for the…

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As Spring Break season approaches, it’s time to think about activities to keep the kids occupied during a full week without school.  The Rocket City alone has many places to go, and Huntsville is close enough to Nashville and Birmingham for a quick day trip!

We at Rocket City Local have drummed up some ideas that are fun for all ages.  So bring on Spring Break, and let’s go!

Huntsville

 

I regularly write about Huntsville’s Lowe Mill because there is so much to do in one place!  Is your kid always making pot-holders on a loom?  Try Amy Shelton and Roo Kline’s Sparkle Studio.  Amy and Roo offer mixed media classes ranging from $5-$25, and your kids will have fun making crafts from plant and animal-based fiber. Check their site for free events…

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The Mint Julep Difference

I visited Mint Julep Market on a rainy Saturday afternoon—the perfect day for browsing their bounty of upscale gifts from local artisans. The collaborative team at Mint Julep Market works very hard to offer a unique shopping experience to their customers, and that’s just what I got. Although the market has 15 curators, each one has intimate knowledge of all the gift collections.

Mint Julep owner and mother of three, Hillary Dunham, told me, “The people we work with are experts in their field.  They bring exceptional things from all over the world back to Huntsville.  They’re a wonderful and fun group of people to work with.”

It’s fair to say that Mint Julep operates far outside the box.  In one large, open area, you…

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We here at Rocket City Local have referenced Huntsville’s growth many times. Much of the movement into Huntsville is related to our growing tech and aerospace industries. However, one thing that families must consider when assessing a move for work is the quality and availability of high quality schools for their children. Considering this, the growth of the city is a testament to the quality of schools in the area, and Madison Academy is one such school.

The School

Madison Academy is a “Christian-based private school” with AdvancEd and National Christian School Association accreditation. The academy combines an academic curriculum with a spiritual foundation to provide a balanced education. Madison Academy is a member of the Student Exchange…

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