Guntersville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County. The city has a total area of 40.6 square miles. About 44% of the total area is water, and the rest is land. The land is surrounded by Lake Guntersville.
Manufacturing, retail trade, professional services and recreation are the major economic activities here, along with shipping, agriculture. Recreational options include Val Monte Marina, Val Monte Country Club, Guntersville Lake Yacht Club, Guntersville Marina, Spring Creek Marina, Guntersville Recreation Center and the Marshall County Courthouse. It has a business park named Conners Island Business Park. Public schooling is administered by Guntersville City Board of Education. It comprises two elementary, two middle, two high and one technical school. It also has a private Christian academy. The three local shopping centers include South Gate Shopping Center, Lake Shopping Center and Finlay Plaza Shopping Center. Guntersville Municipal - Joe Starnes Field Airport is the local airport. Marshall Medical Center North is on Alabama Highway. The cost of living here is 11.80% lower than the country average, making living here comparatively cheaper.
The town gets 52 inches of rain annually. The number of days in a year with measurable precipitation is 100. Snowfall is about 2 inches annually.