Huntsville is located in Walker County, TX. It is located 75 miles north of Houston. This amazingly beautiful town is rich in cultural heritage and highlights the some of the best that Texas has to offer. Huntsville is growing and currently has a population of around 36,000 people. This area of Texas is known for its very hot and humid summers with moderately cool winters. Huntsville is home to Sam Houston State University who is the second largest employer in the area. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Huntsville is the largest employer. So there is plenty of jobs in the area for students and the general population.
Since competition for apartments will be tight you need to stay ahead of the game by looking for an apartment months before you need it. Pay attention to the college schedule. Graduation times as well as new semester star dates will bring an influx of students so you want to look for an apartment well before these times.
Hunstville is growing each and every year. Apartments have a tendency to get snatched up quickly. So in order to get the apartment you want you need to have impeccable references as well as a completed application packet. You also need to have your deposit ready to be paid in full if you get approved for the apartment that you want. If not then you risk it going to someone else.
The college has shuttle service for the students to get around campus but there are no local transportation services available. Some things are within walking distance depending on where you live but having your own means of transportation is highly recommended in order to get you around the area. Being without a vehicle will prove to make life a little harder.
Huntsville with all its culture has a variety of museums which details not only local history but Texas history as well. Huntsville is also home to ghost hunting so if you are a fan of this phenomenon then you are sure to find a ghost hunting tour that will immerse you into the paranormal world.