Cost of Living/Housing
Almost 60% of homes, including apartments, in Huntsville are rentals; this is slightly higher than the average for the rest of the state of Texas. Average rents for Huntsville apartments are relatively affordable with most rents ranging from $300- $550 per month and the median rent at $515. Huntsville is a safe place to live with overall crime rates ranking significantly lower than the US crime index.
The most common industries in Huntsville are public administration, educational services, accommodation and food services, health care and construction. Most people work close to their house or apartment as a majority of commute times range from between 5 to 19 minutes.
Huntsville is relatively young town with a median resident age of 28.3 and household income around $29,400. If you are a single woman, Huntsville is for you; approximately 60% of the population is male and 40% female. There are a lot of students in Huntsville due to the number of colleges and universities in and around the area. These include Sam Houston State University, Sebring Career Schools and Huntsville Memorial Hospital School of Vocational Nursing. Neighboring towns New Waverly, Riverside, Oakhurst, Trinity, Point Blank and Glendale, to name a few.
Recreational Activities and Attractions
There is much to see and do in Huntsville. Some of the many sites include the Historic Driving Tour, the Oakwood Walking Tour, the Art Tour, the Prison Driving Tour or a walking Tour through lovely Downtown Historic Huntsville. Downtown Huntsville makes shopping fun with over 40 retail shops and restaurants and over 20 historic sites combining shopping, history and entertainment.
For the architectural buffs, Huntsville has the Gibbs-Powell Home. This was built by Thomas Gibbs, one of Huntsville’s earliest businessmen. The home is a noted Texas Archeological Landmark. The home is one of the last classical “Greek Revival” structures in history.
There are many sports and activities that Huntsville has to offer as well. For the golf enthusiasts, there a number of golf courses Waterwood Golf Course, located on Lake Livingston. We also have Huntsville State Park, a 2000 - acre recreational area that complements several city parks. The park borders the Sam Houston National Forest woods, home of the 105-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail. Huntsville State Park is a great for camping, hiking, biking, nature viewing and even offers fishing around scenic Lake Raven. You can also go scuba diving at the Blue Lagoon, where strategically submerged boats, planes and platforms make for a fun diving experience.