Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur, Alabama

Decatur, AL

Known as the River City, Decatur's many bridges, waterways, and interstate access points makes it one of Alabama'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, Decatur real estate is perfect for families, post-secondary students, professionals and more. Many residents have fond memories of Friday night football rivalries, family field trips and fun community events.

Relaxing day on The Water
Bustling Town

Decatur Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $422K
Lowest Price $135K
Highest Price $12.3M
Total Listings 198
Avg. Price/SQFT $176

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There is Decatur real estate for all tastes and budgets including grand estates on gated compounds, modestly priced single-family homes and affordable townhomes. Many homes sit on lots with landscaped lawns and mature trees. Some overlook ponds, while others are on quiet cul-de-sacs close to numerous community amenities.

Luxury real estate in Decatur includes beautiful custom-built homes that offer peace and privacy. Most sit on spacious lots that span acres and have outdoor areas such as covered patios, fenced backyards and open spaces with firepits. Interior features could include soaring ceilings, chef’s kitchens, and palatial master suites with whirlpool tubs.

Single-family homes range from modern brick and stone constructions to single-storey ranch homes and mid-century historic houses. Some common features you might find include hardwood floors, fireplaces, granite countertops, and walk-in closets. 

Townhomes are not as common in Decatur as other types of real estate, but on the rare occasion they do come up on the market. These types of homes often have multiple levels with master and guest bedrooms, as well as modern appliances, patios and garages.

About Decatur, Alabama

It's easy to see why so many people are attracted to Decatur real estate. The city is incredibly scenic, community-oriented, and lively enough that you can find tons of things to see and do without having to leave the city limits. However, if you want a change of scenery, Madison and Huntsville are just a short drive to the east (roughly 20 minutes and 30 minutes respectively).

Decatur real estate is also highly sought after by young professionals, as the city has been 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 food for thought. 



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    Point Mallard Waterpark with its famous wave pool and water slides
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    Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge offers bicycling, boating, hiking, and horseback riding
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    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. 

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