Lake Forest Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The Lake Forest neighborhood is one of the most prestigious new areas in Huntsville. Contemporary homes sit well-back from the wide parkways on large professionally landscaped lawns. Sidewalks sustain the park-like atmosphere, inviting an evening stroll or morning run. Martin Road Southwest forms the northern boundary.
About fifty miles west of Lake Forest is Joe Wheeler State Park. As expected, fishing, hiking, and boating are popular activities. This state park also provides a marina with covered and open slips, capable of handling sailboats, cruisers, and yachts. Popular cabins and cottages, along with a resort lodge, are provided as well. The 18-hole golf course is set in rolling hills along the Tennessee River. Convention facilities easily accommodate groups of 30 to 300 people and it is an ideal location for a wedding. There is a 500-seat theater here as well.
Lake Forest is just west of Redstone Arsenal, Redstone Army Airfield, and Marshall Space Center. The Redstone complex has been at the heart of America’s space program from the earliest days.
Along with the development of the space program, a number of related research, aviation, and intelligence companies have been drawn to Huntsville. Nearby Cummings Research is internationally known, and one of the largest research facilities in the world. Dynetics is another engineering company providing scientific and engineering support services. The University of Alabama Huntsville works closely with the space-related industries.
Huntsville also offers cultural and historic attractions. The Huntsville Art Museum is nationally accredited and the building itself is of architectural significance. Twickenham Historical District is the site of the oldest house in Alabama, the 1819 Federal style Weeden House. Other grand antebellum homes can be found in the district.