A by-the-numbers look at progress in Huntsville’s District 3

single-meta-cal February 3, 2023

District 3 is on the move. With data from the City’s 2022 Huntsville Development Review now live, you can see the district’s progress for yourself.

The newly released Huntsville Development Review, an in-depth look of the City’s construction and real estate data for 2022, showcases Huntsville’s trajectory of growth as the largest city by population in Alabama. Featuring data obtained from City records and the North Alabama Multiple Listing Service, the review provides all the information you’ll need as a buyer, seller or builder in the Rocket City.

Get a by-the-numbers look at D3 below.


  • In District 3, 259 housing units were issued building permits in 2022.
  • 152 housing units were issued certificates of occupancy.
  • Residential construction in District 3 in 2022 was concentrated in three main areas: Hays Farm, Oak Dairy and Green Mountain.
  • 267 permits for single-family residential additions and alterations were permitted. The Bailey Cove area had more residential additions/alterations permits issued than any other Huntsville neighborhood in 2022.
  • There are six apartment complexes, with a total of 1,167 units, under construction or proposed in D3.

Real estate

  • 756 single-family homes were sold in District 3 last year.
  • The average sales price for a single-family home increased by 20% between 2021-2022, to $383,424.


  • 67 non-residential permits were issued in D3 last year.


  • Sandra Moon Community Complex – One of the City’s most ambitious projects is Sandra Moon, which is also home to the South Huntsville Library, multiuse athletic fields and 12 lighted, outdoor pickleball courts. Construction began on the second phase in 2022 – an extensive interior renovation of the old Grissom High’s main southside building – and is scheduled for completion in spring 2023. This phase will include a new performing arts center, overseen by Arts Huntsville. Phase 3 will bring a playground and additional parking. With support from Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick, Sandra Moon will be a crown jewel for Huntsville.
  • Hays Farm – New nine-acre urban park and entertainment area, with shopping facility anchored by Publix and home to Amerigo and Tom Brown. The project also includes office towers, more than 1,000 new residential units, 500 acres of parks and 10 miles of walking trails.
  • Sports Park – The City recently approved a $2.4 million contract with Chorba Contracting Corporation to build facilities for the Hays Farm Sports Park. The contract includes two regulation-size, multipurpose fields suitable for soccer, lacrosse and other activities. The lighted turf fields will be supported by a restroom pavilion, 120 lighted parking spaces, perimeter fencing, landscaping and irrigation.
  • Ditto Landing & Marina – New access roads and infrastructure improvements to increase accessibility and use for events. Thanks to Commissioner Riddick for his support.
  • Weatherly Multi-use Path – New 1.2 mile greenway provides pedestrians and cyclists with connectivity from Aldridge Creek Greenway and Weatherly Road to South Memorial Parkway. From there, users may access Elgie’s Walk along Haysland Road to Hobbs Road. The Weatherly Multi-use Path’s $560,000 price tag was split evenly between the City and County.
  • South Huntsville Main Business Association – designated as an Accredited Main Street America program for meeting rigorous performance standards.
  • A record number of street paving projects. See list here.
  • More connectivity with the new South Greenway Loop System.
  • And more!