Research Park: There may not be a more progressive and future-minded area in the entire state than the Research Park district. Technology firms, research facilities, educational institutions and cultural hotspots proliferate this busy and growing area. Thanks to one-of-a-kind shopping and dining destinations and top-notch lodging, Research Park isn’t just where many visitors and locals work; it’s also where they go to play. Village of Providence: Boasting “big city life and small town living,” the Village of Providence is a quaint and charming, idyllic area right off Highway 72 in northwest Huntsville. The meticulously designed community has been nationally recognized for its commitment to creating a people- and pedestrian-oriented place for residents to enjoy. Of course, the Village of Providence welcomes visitors as well, which is clear from the neighborhood’s dining, shopping and lodging options.