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 $458K
Lowest Price $160K
Highest Price $1.9M
Total Listings 60
Avg. Price/SQFT $180

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About Decatur, Alabama

Decatur, Alabama, is a visually beautiful and community-oriented city that captivates many with its lively atmosphere and diverse offerings. Situated conveniently closer to Madison and Huntsville, Decatur provides easy access to these cities while maintaining its unique charm. The city is a hub for young professionals, thanks to its status as a corporate manufacturing center for major companies. Education is a priority here, with excellent school and Calhoun Community College offer quality learning opportunities. Decatur's rich arts scene, include antiques and modern museums, adds to its cultural relevance. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy, from golfing to water sports to hiking and river boating, making Decatur an appealing destination for a variety of lifestyles.

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Decatur Homes for Sale

Decatur's real estate market has options for a wide variety of tastes and budgets, offering everything from grand estates in gated compounds to modestly priced single-family homes and affordable townhomes. Luxury homes in Decatur often feature custom-built designs on spacious lots, complete with outdoor amenities like covered patios and firepits. Single-family homes vary from modern brick constructions to historic mid-century houses, commonly equipped with hardwood floors, fireplaces, and granite countertops. While townhomes are less common, they do appear on the market, offering multiple levels with modern appliances and convenient features like patios and garages. The diversity in housing options ensures that Decatur has something to offer for every potential homeowner.

Decatur Amenities

Decatur is renowned for its array of amenities that cater to many interests. The city is home to the famous Point Mallard Waterpark, a favorite for its wave pool and water slides. Nature lovers can explore the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, which offers activities like biking, boating, hiking, and horseback riding. Cultural events such as the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival attract visitors globally, adding to the city's exciting community life. For those interested in the arts and science, Decatur offers several museums and galleries, including the Cook Museum of Natural Science and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center. These amenities, combined with the city's commitment to outdoor recreation and cultural richness, make Decatur an attractive and fulfilling place to live.

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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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