About Guntersville

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Michael Clayton of Huntsville Remax Aliance is very knowledgeable of the Guntersville area and serves all of Marshall County including Arab and Albertville.  Guntersville, Alabama is one of the most desirable towns in America offering citizens and visitors a warm and friendly community with an excellent quality of life, a superb school system, a thriving arts community, numerous recreational opportunities and excellent shopping and dining experiences.
 

 


Guntersville AL is one of the most breathtaking areas in the South. Visitors are hooked once they catch a glimpse of the spectacular natural beauty and colorful landscape offered by 950-miles of winding shoreline and 69,000-acres of the sparkling, fun-filled waters of Lake Guntersville.  It
was chosen by Relocate America in 2002 as one of the 100 Best Places to Live in America.

Homeowners have a wide variety of housing and property ownership opportunities, including lakefront and lake access property, golf course communities, homes in existing neighborhoods, and new subdivisions.  You can find the home you are looking for right here in beautiful Guntersville, Alabama.

The Guntersville economy is balanced between manufacturing, retail trade, professional services and recreation. The city is also a center for shipping, agriculture, and highly acclaimed retirement living.  Conners Island Business Park comprises 428 acres within the city limits, a unique development that combines a natural lakeside setting with state-of-the-art infrastructure for a variety of business operations. Large and small tracts are available for a broad range of industrial, corporate, and commercial facilities at Conners Island - where business truly lives on the lake.

History

Guntersville has a heritage rich in Native American and Civil War history and the city museum offers a glimpse of the past through artifacts and exhibits. John Gunter, from whom the town got its name, came from the Carolinas in 1785, just ten years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is also home to an excellent public library offers a full range of opportunities from books to electronic media to a foreign film series. The library also sponsors a summertime reading program for kids.

Theater and the Arts

The Guntersville Public LibraryThe Whole Backstage and Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center all offer programs and services that appeal to people of all ages and interests.  Theater enthusiasts will marvel at the newly renovated Whole Backstage Community Theater.  The Whole Backstage has built a reputation for excellence over the last thirty years. 

 

Parks and Recreation

 

Guntersville is one of the most breathtaking areas in the South. Visitors are hooked once they catch a glimpse of the spectacular natural beauty and colorful landscape offered by 950-miles of winding shoreline and 69,000-acres of the sparkling, fun-filled waters of Lake Guntersville.  The city of Guntersville has approximately six miles of shoreline that encompasses 175 acres of park land.

Here are a few of the beautiful outdoor attractions:


Lake Guntersville State Park, located seven miles from downtown Guntersville, the State Park offers camping, a recently renovated hotel and conference center, lakeside cabins, or mountain chalets as well as a beautiful golf course, birding sites, and several hiking trails.  

Cathedral Caverns State Park is a 15 minute drive north of Guntersville and is home to the world\'s largest stalagmite, largest cavern entrance, largest stalagmite forest, and largest frozen waterfall.

BASS Fishing is big business in Guntersville.  Numerous fishing tournaments are held on Lake Guntersville every year.

Birding Trail - Guntersville is home to 3 sites on the North Alabama Birding Trail. 

Education

 

Former Alabama State School Superintendent, Ed Richardson, once referred to the Guntersville City School System as the \'\'Best Kept Secret in Alabama".  With a tradition of excellence, the Guntersville City Schools rank among the top in Alabama in standardized test scores, and scores above the state and national average on the ACT.  Students attend school in excellent facilities with small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, and access to state of the art technology.


Vocational and technical education courses are taught at Guntersville High School. High School students may also take courses at the Marshall Technical School located in Guntersville.  In addition to the regular instructional program in grades K-12, special needs programs are tailored to the gifted, the average learner, the slow learner and the handicapped.

Climate

Average High/Low Temperatures Fahrenheit      

January:  50/30 - April:  72/46 - July:  90/68 - October:  73/49

Average Annual Rainfall

January:  5.08 inches April:  4.81 inches July:  4.28 inches October:  3.06 inches

 

Michael Clayton
Michael Clayton
Realtor / MBA