Gaining momentum in Huntsville’s District 1

single-meta-cal February 8, 2023

District 1 continues to gain momentum as leaders work to grow Huntsville in a smart, sustainable way.

The newly released Huntsville Development Review, an in-depth look at the City’s construction and real estate data in 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.

Take a look at data from the City’s first district below:


  • 1,005 housing units were issued building permits, an increase of 51.4% from 2021.
  • 705 housing units were issued certificates of occupancy, an increase of 98%.
  • Residential construction in 2022 was concentrated in three main areas: U.S. 72 East, 53 North and Jaguar Hills.
  • 114 permits for single-family residential additions and alterations were permitted. The neighborhoods with the most additions and alterations were Lakewood and Wade Mountain.
  • There are 17 apartment complexes, with a total of 3,679 units, under construction or proposed in D1.

Real estate

  • 559 single-family homes were sold in D1 last year.
  • The average sales price for a single-family home increased by 14.7% between 2021-2022, to $202,477.


  • 123 non-residential permits were issued in D1 last year.


  • Legacy Park – The City is building a unique recreational space near the Johnson Legacy Center that the community can enjoy for generations to come.
  • Fitness Court – Arts Huntsville, in cooperation with Huntsville Parks & Recreation, has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for local artists to produce artwork for a Fitness Court to be installed at Legacy Park.
  • TIF closure – Retirement of the City’s third tax increment financing district, or TIF, two years ahead of projection and nine years before its required closing.
  • Mastin Lake overpass – New overpass at Mastin Lake Road with more than 1.7 miles of improvements along North Parkway to Winchester Road.
  • Huntsville City Schools partnership – The City is donating 14 acres to Huntsville City Schools at the intersection of North Memorial Parkway and Max Luther Drive. The property will be the new home for Huntsville City Schools central office and a new technical education academy.
  • North Huntsville Industrial Park – The park continues to see substantial investment and the creation of new jobs.
  • Street resurfacing and construction – A record number of projects across Huntsville. See full list here.
  • Northern Bypass – The loop road will take pressure off Memorial Parkway while opening new opportunities for commercial and residential development in North Huntsville.
  • And more!