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Oakhurst is located between Memorial Parkway Southwest and Chaney Thompson Road Southeast, with access via Woodhurst Drive Southeast. This is a new Huntsville neighborhood of spacious, upscale homes on large lots in a heavily wooded area. Sidewalks add to the attractiveness.
A convenient retail center is at the intersection of Hobbs Road and Memorial Parkway Southwest. A Wal-Mart Supercenter is in this center, along with several fast-food and casual restaurants. A more comprehensive mall is 11 miles away along Memorial Parkway. Madison Square Mall has several major department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and an eight-screen movie complex.
The neighborhood is conveniently located to enjoy the prime recreational areas for which North Alabama is famous. The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge is only seven miles west. The refuge is a winter migration stop for waterfowl and is a bird watcher’s paradise. Joe Wheeler State Park, with a variety of facilities, is 25 miles from Oakhurst. It has a full-service lodge and an 18-hole golf course, as well as great boating and fishing.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is only 10 miles from Oakhurst. The campus has a student enrollment of 7,500. Calhoun Community College and J. F. Drake State Technical College provide two-year degrees.
Huntsville is well known for its space program. Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center are famous around the world. A number of related businesses have grown along with the space program, putting Huntsville on the international map for high-tech research and development. Cummings Research Park is just one of many. The Space Center is also a great educational facility, especially for children.
As the first capital of the state, Huntsville has a long history, and many historic sites tell the story. One such site is the nearby Burritt on the Mountain mansion and surrounding gardens.