Huntsville is a city of 180,105, located in northern Alabama. Huntsville is the county seat for Madison County, but interestingly enough, the city also branches into bordering Limestone County. The Huntsville Metro Area has over 400,000 people, and when combined with the Decatur area, that number jumps to nearly 664,441.Huntsville is known for its textile and munitions factories, the Space Center, and the US Aviation and Missile Command. In 2010, National Trust for Historic Preservation named the city one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
Huntsville has a number of transit services. The easiest way to get around in the city is on the road, and Huntsville is serviced by several highways to take care of that need. US Highways 72, 231, 431, and Interstates 565, 65, and 53 all run through the city. Huntsville’s Huntsville Shuttle runs through populated areas and the commercial districts such as Memorial Parkway and University Drive. The city also has two railroads, though neither carry commercial passengers.