Skip to comments.PERSONAL: Company wants me to move to Huntsville, AL. Any words of advice?
Posted on 10/11/2011 10:13:07 AM PDT by kosciusko51
I work for an engineering company that would like me to relocate to Huntsville AL from the Pittsburgh PA area. It is a big decision for my wife and I. I grew up near where I currently live and my extended family is nearby. Other than one co-worker and a few business acquaintances, I know no one in the Huntsville area.
Are there any locals that can give me advice on the area? Schools, churches, neighborhoods, activities, places to avoid, etc?
Abandon hope all ye who enter there.
It’s warm there in the winter. That helps.
Actually, if you are a professional engineer , you are going to feel right at home. Some of the best in the country are within 20 miles.
North Central Alabama is a great place. I grew up about 45 minutes or so south of there.
Good, hardworking, conservative folks who would do anything in the world for you. Agricultural area all around. Smith Lake (can you say bass fishing???)
Did I mention SEC football?????
You’re gonna love it!
My best friend just moved from there a couple of years ago. She loved it and it is a beautiful place to live. I’ll contact her and see if she’s alright with me giving you her email. (she’s very kind)
Thanks for the links. The wife and I have been looking at the Huntsville sites, but I was looking for a more personal perspective.
Know problem, but don’t get run over by all the illegals fleeing. You are legal, right?
Never try to break up a fight between Bama and Auburn supporters.
We checked it out when our company was bidding on a job at MSFC. I think you will be very happy there.
They built much of the Space Shuttle in Huntsville.
Good thing with the Huntsville area is that it is large enough to have great medical facilities and such. If you enjoy city life, it will probably be big enough, but if you think you would like a little bit more of the country, you don't have to go far to find it.
A very pleasant place to live -- more sophisticated than you might expect at first blush.
Friendly... hospitable... lots of recreation nearby.
If you enjoy city life, it will probably be big enough, but if you think you would like a little bit more of the country, you don't have to go far to find it.
This is good to know, and sounds a lot like where I live now in the 'burbs of Pittsburgh. I go 15 miles one way and I am in the center of the city. I go 5 miles in the other direction, and it is farmland.
Culture Shock 101
I don’t know you or your wife, but try not to be too judgmental and just go with it. Don’t sink so much in your house you cannot go on vacations.
I had to spend a Christmas, working, in Monroeville AL, one year. I had to fend off people (people I worked with, who I literally had just met) who kept inviting me into their homes for the holidays.
I wound up making the rounds to several places, and frankly, eating more than if I had been home for Christmas. I couldn't ask for a bunch of kinder or more generous folks than those in Monroeville.
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