Nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close ties to NASA’s rocket propulsion research, Huntsville was named to Livability's Best Places to Live list in 2014 for its arts and theater scene and year-round opportunities for fishing, boating, and camping. The city of Huntsville was named the 4th Most Optimistic City in America in 2012 by a Gallup Poll and is characterized by innovative technology, close proximity to a number of Fortune 500 companies and its traditional southern hospitality