From the article “Huntsville named one of the best places to retire by Where to Retire magazine” by Mike Marshall in The Huntsville Times:
Huntsville, a city becoming accustomed to accolades, has made another national list. The city has been selected by Where to Retire, a magazine designed to help retirees with relocation decisions, as a top retirement town. Huntsville will be profiled in the magazine’s January/February 2012 issue. That issue will be available on Dec. 20. “Huntsville is a growing city, yet it maintains the charm and hospitality of a small Southern town,” said Mary Lu Abbott, the Where to Retire editor. “Retirees easily stay busy, volunteering for local charities, enjoying a live performance at a theater or participating in one of the country’s largest adult-learning programs at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.” Among Huntsville’s other recent honors: one of the world’s top 10 smartest cities by Forbes; the nation’s fourth-strongest building market by Businessweek; and America’s top midsize city to launch and grow a business by Fortune Small Business magazine.
For the complete article please see http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/12/huntsville_named_one_of_the_be.html.