Decatur, AL

Known as the River City, Decatur, AL's many bridges, waterways, and interstate access points makes it one of the state's great escapes. Whether you want to take the boat out for a relaxing day on the water or relax along the banks during the annual hot air balloon affair, you'll never tire of the simple amenities offered by this bustling town. Just a stone's throw from Huntsville, many of its residents have fond memories of Friday night football rivalries and family field trips. Decatur's industry and commerce boasts numerous decades as a corporate manufacturing hub for some of the nation's largest companies such as Meow Mix and General Electric. Education has its place too with some of the finest early and secondary schools. Calhoun Community College serves as a highly regarded and affordable school for trades or segues to university life. With a rich scene of arts, antiques, and modern museums, culture and diversity are certainly not lacking here. Outdoor activities are a rave as the city takes pride in its parks and recreation. With golfing, water sports, extreme outdoor adventures, river boating, fishing, great hiking, and the city’s famed Delano Park for tennis, biking, and running, there’s no shortage of fun in the sun. Whatever your tastes for living or laughing, Decatur is definitely food for thought. 

Relaxing day on The Water
Bustling Town

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $428K
Lowest Price $100K
Highest Price $12.3M
Total Listings 3,328
Avg. Price/SQFT $172

Property Types (active listings)



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    Point Mallard Waterpark with its famous wave pool and water slides
  • 02
    Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge offers bicycling, boating, hiking, and horseback riding
  • 03
    The Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival is a vibrant, annual gathering with visitors from around the globe
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    Several museums and galleries, including Cook Museum of Natural Science and Carnegie Visual Arts Center
waterfront living

Entertainment in Decatur

Decatur is a wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. Home to Point Mallard, where you can enjoy golfing, camping, hiking and a massive outdoor water-park. A tradition of the community, the Alabama Jubilee takes place here each Memorial weekend and draws crowds of 30,000+ for a hot air balloon event.

The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge is also located here and is a massive land conservation area for hunting, fishing and hiking.

Decatur is also home to the Cook Museum of Nature & Science - a major tourist attraction of the area. 

Relaxing day on The Water
Bustling Town

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