At Home in the Tennessee Valley
When you make the Tennessee Valley your home, you will experience a high quality of life, a low cost of living, and some of the country’s most exciting recreational, cultural, and historic attractions. Here, modern urban edge and cosmopolitan diversity meet Southern tradition and charm. And you’re a drive away from some of America’s leading vacation destinations, including musical Nashville, metropolitan Atlanta, and popular natural wonders.
Where else is it just a short drive to one of the local shopping malls to pick up the latest designer fashions, or to a local farmers’ market to select your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables? With its combination of farmers’ markets, supermarkets, local businesses, and regional malls anchored by well-known department stores, shopping is easy and convenient in the Tennessee Valley. Organic foods can be found here as well, through programs like Buy-Fresh-Buy-Local. Fun and quirky shops abound, like Scottsboro’s Unclaimed Baggage Center, an inexpensive and offbeat market offering exactly what its name suggests.
If you prefer a peaceful rural setting within minutes of work, you may be interested to learn that Cullman, Alabama, was featured in the book The 50 Best Small Southern Towns. Scottsboro, Alabama, was chosen as one of the top small towns in America in the book Boom Town USA. And Fayetteville, Tennessee, recently won the “Great American City Award” for its small size and hospitable local atmosphere.
Those who enjoy top-flight recreation will appreciate a choice of three Robert Trent Jones golf courses, one of which emulates a Scottish Links course; or a hiking expedition along one of the area’s numerous park trails or lakes; or another in the wide range of area activities. There also is a Top Golf and a variety of movie theaters, an outdoor mall (Bridge Street Town Center), and ever-growing areas such as downtown, Providence, and MidCity.
Spectator sports are also strong. Fall Saturdays mean football season in Alabama as locals trek to the University of Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama A&M, UAB, North Alabama, and other top schools to catch the action. The Huntsville Havoc regularly draw thousands of hockey fans to Huntsville’s downtown Von Braun Center during the fall and winter, and you’re only a short drive from professional teams such as the Nashville Predators, Tennessee Titans, and the Atlanta Braves, Falcons, and Hawks as well. The Rocket City Trash Pandas – the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – begin play in 2020 in nearby Madison.
Fine arts are also well represented by dance, theater and museum events throughout the year.