Downtown / Five Points

Huntsville has three historic districts with unique offerings: charming bungalows, artistic Craftsmans, and impressive estates.

 Welcome to Downtown / Five Points

Check out one of the most sought after areas in Huntsville

Although Downtown and Five Points share the same geographical area, each place has a distinct feel and personality. This artistic neighborhood is the perfect blend of charming and trendy. Downtown is home to the dynamic city center and some of the most expensive and exclusive homes in Huntsville. The stately historic districts of Twickenham and Old Town offer a plethora of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. The neighboring Five Points is known for its charm and artistic personality. Here, you will find plenty of art galleries, museums, local boutiques, and music. 

The origins of Huntsville can be traced back to 1805—the recognized founding of the city upon the arrival of Revolutionary War veteran John Hunt. In 1811, Huntsville became the first incorporated town in Alabama. 

Homes in Downtown are some of the most expensive in the area and often date back to the 1800s and early 1900s. Five Points is characterized by historic, modestly sized bungalow-style homes. 

What to Love

  • An unforgettable culinary experience at Purveyor 
  • Hands-on experience at Early Works Children’s Museum 
  • Soaking up the sunshine at Big Spring Park

People & Lifestyle

Since Downtown is home to some of the most illustrious, historic estates in the city, it’s no surprise that this area of the city is exclusive. Retirees make up the majority of Downton’s population. The atmosphere here can be described as regal and elite. 

Five Points is primarily home to young working professionals and empty nesters. The atmosphere here is artsy, creative, and hip. Regardless of your age or personality, there is something for you in Downtown or Five Points.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

When it comes to living in Downtown and Five Points, there is never a shortage of exciting opportunities. Enjoy world-class cooking at Purveyor in Downtown. Their menu features a creative spin on American fare paired with unique bourbons. If you’re a pizza fan, then you’re sure to love Pane e Vino. For shopping, check out The Garage or enjoy a special evening out at the Von Braun Center. From hockey to Disney on Ice, the VBC has something to suit everyone’s tastes. Campus 805 is a brewery and entertainment venue that guarantees a fun night out on the town.

In Five Points, start your morning off with a latte and pastry from Old Town Coffee Shop. Since opening in 1998, this hole-in-the-wall coffee shop is known for its top-notch espresso drinks and welcoming environment. Thai Garden is a great place to enjoy a date night out in a laid-back environment. If you’re ready to shop ‘til you drop, check out Star Market. At Al Christopher, you’ll be sure to find great gifts for the holidays. 

Things to Do

You’ll never be bored while living here. In Downtown, you can enjoy a revolving calendar jam-packed with activities. Spend a Sunday afternoon strolling through the Huntsville Museum of Art. Founded in 1970, this extensive gallery is home to 14 galleries. For a family-friendly day out, head on over to Early Works Children’s Museum. This hands-on museum is an interactive history museum and is perfect for kids 10 and under.

Head on over to Big Spring Park and enjoy picnicking, jogging, or attending one of the numerous events hosted by the park. During the holidays, try your hand at ice skating. Skating at the Park is a great way to make some unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Huntsville is also home to the annual Crush Wine & Food Festival, which brings the entire community together. 

Five Points is home to monthly neighborhood gatherings that take place at different homes. This provides the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors and build friendships. The Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll is the largest living history strolls in America and one you don’t want to miss.


Downtown and Five Points are home to several top educational institutions, including: 

  • Huntsville Junior High School, 6-8
  • Huntsville High School, 9-12

Downtown Huntsville and Five-Points Real Estate

InTown Partners Real Estate Group are the leading luxury real estate agents in Huntsville, Alabama. Our knowledge of the local market and area expertise allows our expert team to connect our clients with the Hunstville home of their dreams. Browse our selection of Five-Points and Downtown Huntsville homes for sale in the list below or find all of our homes for sale in Huntsville, AL by viewing our exclusive featured property page. Contact InTown Partners to learn more about our Huntsville real estate services.

Overview for Downtown / Five Points, AL

121 people live in Downtown / Five Points, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $19,812. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.9 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Search Homes for Sale in the Area

Search Homes

Demographics and Employment Data for Downtown / Five Points, AL

Downtown / Five Points has 37 households, with an average household size of 3.27. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Downtown / Five Points do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

44.63 / 55.37%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Downtown / Five Points, AL

All ()
Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Downtown / Five Points. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Five Points Elementary School
K - 8th

Properties in the Area

Why Work With Us

We offer the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. Nicole Hartenbach and the InTown Partners team are the premier real estate advisors in the Huntsville and Madison area. They have helped hundreds of buyers and sellers, resulting in over $130 million of closed residential real estate transactions.

Follow Us