Redstone Arsenal Army Base
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile LCMC, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center
Aerobee Road Bldg 3443 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898
In Huntsville, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, very cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round.
The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (89.9°F). The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (50.1°F). The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.7°F).
The best time for warm-weather activities are from early May to late June and from early August to early October.
Cost of Living
Compared to the state average of Alabama the cost of living index in Huntsville, AL is 99, which is 10% higher than the average in Alabama and compared to the national average it is 1% lower.
If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Huntsville, AL goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in Alabama and are 7% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
Getting to Know the Area
Madison County includes 806 square miles stretching from the southernmost ridges of the Appalachians to the Tennessee River.
Madison County is the site of Alabama’s top paid tourist attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. The space museum celebrates America’s space program, which was forged in Huntsville, known as “Rocket City” because Huntsville is where the rockets were developed that put men on the moon. The Huntsville Botanical Garden, a 112-acre flowering oasis, is at the city’s heart, and the county also prides itself on its welcoming Southern hospitality, a vibrant culture and arts scene and local sports teams.
Its location along the Tennessee River offers almost endless opportunities for fishing, boating, water skiing and other outdoor activities. At 35,000 acres, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to hike the five interpretive trails, observe wildlife, bird-watch, fish, hunt and boat.