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Guide to Huntsville
Huntsville Apartments For Rent
There is a small city in east Texas that houses a university and a sense of community that keeps everyone grounded. Upon entering the city you’ll see a sign that reads, “Welcome to Huntsville, Home of Sam Houston.” Huntsville has a total area of 35.86 square miles and a population of more than 39,000.
In 1836, Huntsville began with the opening of a trading post. Just as the welcome sign says, Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston. Houston was the President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of Texas and Tennessee, a U.S. Senator, and a Tennessee congressman. Houston also served as General, leading the Texas Army in the Battle of San Jacinto. Houston is noted for several reasons, one being his unpopular opposition of the Civil War. There was also a prominent African-American which called the city home by the name of Samuel W. Houston – the son of one of Sam Houston’s slaves. In 1907, Samuel founded the Galilee Community School.
Things to Do in Huntsville:
There are a lot of fun things to do in Huntsville to occupy your weekends and days off. Take time to visit the local attractions on a city tour, walk through the different museums, enjoy the great outdoors, and go shopping.
Take a tour of Huntsville to discover various elements of the city – guided or self-guided. The Historic Driving Tour will take you on a journey through the city to Huntsville historic sites. The Downtown Walking Tour allows you to discover the historical heritage and current beautification of the downtown region of the city. Tour the city’s beautiful monuments, murals and statues on the Art Tour.
There are some great museums in Huntsville that are available for tours. Visit the museum that honors the living and fallen heroes of the United States armed forces at the H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum. Take a glimpse into the lives of those locked away and the employees of the Texas Prison Museum. The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is dedicated to the education of the public on General Sam Houston.
If you would rather enjoy nature, spend some time enjoying the great outdoors after renting an apartment in Huntsville. Go hiking on the Lone Star Hiking Trail at the Sam Houston National Forest. Go scuba diving and see the various submerged items at The Blue Lagoon. Huntsville State Park is 2000 acres of beautiful, recreational area where you can go hiking, camping, biking and fishing. Play some golf at the Raven Nest Golf Course.
Shopping in Huntsville has many great possibilities. The West Hill Mall is the city’s only full-service, enclosed mall and it offers a long list of stores, including anchors such as JC Penney and Palais Royal. Find amazing and unique items at A Nitsch in Time, antique and collectibles. Purchase beautiful, hand-made items from the vendors at the Cabin on the Square.
What to Consider When Moving to Huntsville:
When moving to a new city it is imperative that you learn as many important details as possible. Details such as the economy, the school system and the neighborhoods can all play a part in your new life. Huntsville isn’t a large city, but it is home to a university and that is one very important thing to consider when moving to a new Huntsville apartment. Sam Houston State University has more than 19,000 students and more than 2,000 employees.
Sam Houston State University (SHSU) was founded in 1879 as the Sam Houston Normal Institute. Since its founding, the school has had four different names to include the Sam Houston State Teachers College and Sam Houston State College. The site of SHSU was originally the site of Austin College, until it was relocated in 1876. SHSU’s original purpose was to train public school teachers in Texas – it was the first of its kind in the southwestern U.S.
SHSU has seven different colleges of study – Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Education, Fine Arts and Mass Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, and Health Sciences. Through all of these colleges SHSU offers 78 bachelor degrees, 54 master’s degrees and six doctoral degrees.
The mascot of SHSU is the Bearkat and their colors are white and orange. When it comes to athletics, the Bearkats play in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. There are 17 total varsity teams at SHSU that cater to men and women – baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, and volleyball. The bowling team competes in the Southland Bowling League – a NCAA bowling only conference.
Why Huntsville Apartments Are Hot:
If you’re looking to move to a big city then Huntsville won’t be the place for you, but if you want to live in a city that is rich in historical heritage and academic excellence, then Huntsville apartments are perfect for you. There are amazing pieces and testaments to history around the city for you to tour, several museums to educate you on various topics, parks and golf courses to pass the time with natural beauty, and various stores to find antique and modern items. SHSU will offer great opportunities for art, culture, sports, and events as well. If you haven’t heard it yet, you will – “Welcome to Huntsville.”
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Sam Houston State University
- Montgomery College
- Texas A&M System Health Science Center
- Tomball College
- Texas A&M University
- Shopping at the Huntsville Downtown Farmers Market.
- Visiting the Roberts-Farris Cabin, or the “Cabin on the Square,” built in the 1840s.
- Camping trips to Huntsville State Park and Sam Houston National Forest.
- SHSU is a Doctoral Research University, with some of the best programs in the country.
- Terrific neighborhood and city parks, an Aquatic Center, and the Martin Luther King Center.
- Touring the Wynne Home Arts and Visitor Center, the gateway to the Huntsville Cultural District.