World Atlas names Huntsville one of region’s Most Charming Cities

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Huntsville is one of eight cities listed as the most charming among Appalachian towns. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

As if the Rocket City has not already received a bevy of accolades over the last couple of years, another honor was bestowed upon Huntsville recently, as World Atlas listed the city as one of the Most Charming Cities In The Appalachians.

The renown publication listed eight cities in the region, which spans 13 states from New York to Alabama.

The World Atlas list

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World Atlas notes that the Appalachians include:

  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

In no particular order, the World Atlas list of the 8 Most Charming Cities In The Appalachians:

  • Alabama
  • Asheville, NC
  • Chattanooga
  • Greenville, SC
  • Huntsville
  • Johnson City, Tenn.
  • Knoxville
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Youngstown, Ohio

What World Atlas says about Huntsville

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The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is one of the reasons Huntsville made the list. (Jacob Blankenship/Hville Blast)

Huntsville, the only city in Alabama to make the list, was described by the publication as a city full of excitement, culture, nature and — of course — charm.

“Visitors are sure to have a blast exploring the US Space and Rocket Center, the largest space museum in the world. For those looking to keep their feet on the ground, Huntsville provides plenty of attractions at Big Spring International Park, such as a koi fish pond, paved walkways and the Panoply Arts Festival in the spring.”

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The publication also mentions Monte Sano, the Tennesse and Flint rivers and the Huntsville Museum of Art as more reasons Huntsville is so charming.

This honor comes after U.S News & World Report listed Huntsville among the Best Cities to Live in the U.S. for the last two years (with the Rocket City landing at no. 1 in 2022 and no. 2 this year).

The Times Tribune this year named Madison County as the best county to live in Alabama.

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Michael Seale
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