Huntsville Ranked 4th Most Optimistic City In America

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The glass is half full in Huntsville, according to a new survey.  The city has been ranked 4th among America’s Most Optimistic Communities in a recent Gallup poll on citizens well-being.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle’s office announced the news on Wednesday.  The survey shows about 75 percent of residents here say Huntsville is getting better as a place to live.

“It’s no surprise that the citizens of Huntsville are optimistic,” said Mayor Battle. “We live in this beautiful area, filled with green mountains, parks and rivers, and we have a welcoming City that is both affordable and financially sound, with a strong economy and bright future. We have much to be grateful for.”

The Gallup survey results indicate that more than half of Americans are optimistic about the future of the places they live, and those feelings do not appear to be related to the size of a given metro area. Here’s a look at the top five:

  1. Provo-Orem, UT
  2. Lafayette, LA
  3. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  4. Huntsville, AL
  5. Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC

Gallup’s results are published in Atlantic Cities online.

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