From Memorial Parkway (Hwy 231), take Drake Avenue East.
Pass intersection with L & N Drive.
Pass intersection with Whitesburg Drive.
Pass entrance to Cedarhurst community on left.
Next two left turns are Covenant parking. The upper parking lot is also accessible from Downing Street. Turn left on Downing after passing the church entrances.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
301 Drake Avenue, SE
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
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Huntsville, Alabama – An Overview
Huntsville, Alabama is an aerospace, technology, and aviation hub. The city is nicknamed “The Rocket
City” for its close history with U.S. space missions. Today, Huntsville is home to Redstone Arsenal,
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Cummings Research Park, and The Space and Rocket Center.
An enduring economic success story is that of the City of Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal. Huntsville
and Redstone Arsenal have lived, worked, and grown together for more than sixty years. “The Arsenal”
today is a 38,000-acre diversified federal campus with 60+ different agencies employing nearly 36,000
people who manage more than $50 billion in federal budgets.
Huntsville is also home to Cummings Research Park, the 2nd largest research park in the U.S. and 4 th
largest in the world. Cummings Research Park houses more than 300 companies employing more than
25,000 people. Primary industries are Software Design, Engineering Services, Aerospace & Defense,
Computers & Electronics, Research & Development, and Biotechnology.
Huntsville is nestled between the Tennessee River and the Appalachian Mountains, and as such,
provides a varied terrain of mountains and valleys, and holds valuable water resources. The Huntsville
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has a population of approximately 417,593 persons; while the area’s
regional population consists of over 862,000 residents. The area’s climate is seasonal and the area tends
to be family-oriented.
The City of Huntsville provides an exceptionally high quality of life through its museums, educational
facilities, and cultural and recreational activities. All of these opportunities, when coupled with
the area’s affordable housing and low cost of living, provide a unique environment for families and
businesses to prosper.
The Huntsville-Madison County area has been recognized by various leading publications and surveys
as the premier place to rear a family, establish and grow a business, and to work. Here is a sample of
Huntsville’s recent headlines:
Huntsville ranked 4th Most Optimistic City in America – Gallup, March 2012
Huntsville named one of the Top 10 Best Performing Cities in the Country – Milken Institute,
Huntsville ranks as the Nation’s 3rd Largest Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Hubs – Business
Facilities, August 2011
Huntsville named one of Forbes Top 20 Leading Metros for Business – Forbes, July 2011
Huntsville’s Concentration of High Tech Workers is 2nd in Nation only to San Jose’s Silicon Valley –
TechAmerica Foundation, December 2010
Huntsville recognized as one of the country’s leading Hotbeds for High-Tech Growth – Area
Development, December 2010
Huntsville names one of the Top 3 Best Performing Cities in the Country – Milken Institute,
Huntsville named one of the country’s Top 10 Cities for Raising Families – Kiplinger’s, August 2010
Huntsville named one of the Nation’s Most Affordable Cities – CNN Money, July 2010
Huntsville was named one of the country’s Top 10 Places to Live – Relocate-America.com, April 2010,