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When were prices and availability in Huntsville, AL last updated?
Prices and availability in Huntsville, AL were last updated on 24 May 2022.
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What is the average rent in Huntsville, AL?
The average rent in Huntsville, AL is $1,105. Start your search for apartments in Huntsville, AL now.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Huntsville, AL?
The price range for a studio apartment in Huntsville, AL is between $604 and $2,768. View all studio apartments in Huntsville, AL.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL is between $515 and $3,344. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Huntsville, AL now.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL is between $750 and $4,102. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL.
What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL?
The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Huntsville, AL is between $604 and $4,102. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Huntsville, AL.
Living in Huntsville, AL
Huntsville is a mid-sized city in Northern Alabama, located just 15 miles away from the border with Tennessee. Boasting low costs of living, a diverse community and a stable economy, it’s often regarded as one of the best cities to live in Alabama and the U.S. Huntsville is a national leader in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Rising job opportunities and the high median income of these fields contribute to a higher quality of life in this city. The weather in Huntsville is mild, with temperatures varying between 33°F to 89°F over the year. Winters are short with little to no snow, while summers are hot and muggy, making Huntsville a great renting choice for those who enjoy summer but don’t mind the high humidity. Because of its geographic location, renters should be prepared for occasional thunderstorms and tornado warnings.
Huntsville, AL Demographics
- Total Population196,219
Female 94,803Male 101,416
- Median Age36.9
Huntsville, AL has a population of 196,219 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 101,416 of Huntsville’s residents are women and 94,803 are men. The median age of those who live in Huntsville, AL is 36.9.
Average Rent in Huntsville, AL
- Huntsville, AL Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,105 /mo
The average monthly rent of apartments in Huntsville, AL is $1,105.
Huntsville, AL Apartment Rent Ranges
About 44% of apartment rents in Huntsville, AL range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 12% of apartments. Around 29% of Huntsville’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 14% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.
Huntsville, AL Rent Trends
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Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Huntsville, AL is $1,105.
Shopping in Huntsville, AL
Most shopping spots in Huntsville are situated along the main highways and Interstate 565 for convenient access. There are two major malls in Huntsville: Parkway Place, which is indoor, and an outdoor shopping complex called Bridge Street Town Centre, home to brand names like Apple, Pandora, Michael Kors, Anthropologie, Belk and Victoria’s Secret, among others. Huntsville also has several arts and entertainment centers with retail, food and performance venues. For an authentic local shopping experience, renters can explore the locally owned boutiques, specialty stores and antique shops. For groceries and everyday necessities, renters shop at Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Best Buy, Trader Joe’s, Publix Supermarket, Whole Foods and Sam’s Club. Grocery costs are lower in Huntsville compared to Alabama and the U.S.
Transportation in Huntsville, AL
Huntsville is connected through highway, air, and rail pathways. Highways 72, 56, 231, 431, and Interstate 565 connect Huntsville to other cities. Huntsville International Airport (HSC) is the largest commercial airport in North Alabama and one of the best small airports in the U.S., providing commercial flights in and out of the city. In addition, two rail lines connect the city to neighboring towns. Huntsville’s public bus system, Orbit, services 11 routes only through some major city spots, so renters who live in the suburbs need a car to get around. Despite being a car-dependent city, Huntsville has little traffic congestion, so commuting times are shorter compared to similar-sized cities. Ridesharing options are available, including Uber, Lyft and Enterprise Ridesharing. CommuteSmart, an Alabama ridesharing program, provides incentivized ride-matching services for renters who commute for work.
Huntsville, AL Households
- Total Number of Households85,020
Family 49,227Non-family 35,793
Children 22,175No Children 62,845
- Average People Per Household2.21
- Median Household Income$55,305
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$867
According to U.S. Census data, there are 85,020 households in Huntsville, AL. 49,227 are family households and 35,793 are non-family households. There are 22,175 households with children in Huntsville and 62,845 households without children. On average, about 2.21 people live in a household in Huntsville, AL. The median income of a Huntsville household living in Huntsville is $55,305 per year. The median housing costs per month are $867.
Huntsville, AL Education Statistics
The level of education of the population of Huntsville, AL is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 26% completed some high school, 24% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 24% have a Bachelor Degree, and 15% have a Graduate Degree.
Renting in Huntsville, AL
Huntsville is one of the most in-demand renting hubs in Alabama, with multiple apartment communities along University Drive and Research Park Boulevard. You can find spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for rent within walking distance of attractions, shopping and food spots. The neighborhoods of Bailey Estates, Belmont-Redstone and Bon Air Estates have older apartment communities with affordable rental options. On the other side of the spectrum, Wrightland-Jacobs Cove, Summerfield-Phillips Creek and The Ridge are closer to parks and schools, have better transit and boast more entertainment options. No federal law mandates having renters insurance, but landlords can still request this as part of the lease agreement. Most apartment communities are pet-friendly, and renters usually pay an additional pet fee. Utilities are rarely included in the monthly rent, but they are lower than the national average.
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