Cities boasting populations between 100,000 and 500,000 are witnessing a steady influx of newcomers, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau and analysis by the nonpartisan Milken Institute.

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HGTV said that folks “visit for the outdoor pursuits, sporting events, and public artworks, but be warned: you may be inspired to stay awhile when you check out these places where the living is easy and the fun is almost guaranteed.”

HGTV’s Best U.S. Mid-Size Cities, HGTV, Best U.S. Mid-Size Cities

On the coveted top 20 list, HGTV named a town in Alabama that ranks among the best U.S. mid-size cities.

Huntsville, Alabama

“Huntsville has long been a hub for the aerospace industry. It’s home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the US Space & Rocket Center, and, of course, Space Camp, said HGTV.

However, it is no secret that Huntsville has had a growth spurt.

According to HGTV, the city is a “mover and a shaker thanks to a highly educated workforce and relatively affordable housing. There’s high-tech and aerospace, but there are also green spaces, like the Huntsville Botanical Garden and Monte Sano State Park, which has hiking trails, rustic cottages, and scenic overlooks.”

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