Best Places to Live in Decatur, Alabama

Mid-sized city - Extreme northern Alabama, 15 miles south of Tennessee border
Pros
-Strong economy
-Low unemployment
-Educated population
Cons
-Isolation
-Infrastructure
-Hot, humid summers

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What Bert Has To Say About Huntsville Metro Area

Huntsville is a surprising and up-and-coming research, technology and high-tech manufacturing center in extreme north Alabama. It is known as the “Space Capital of America,” a role that started in the 1940’s when a U.S. senator brought famed German scientists, including Dr. Wernher von Braun, to a local U.S. Army arsenal to continue their work.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Morgan County
Metro Area: Huntsville Metro Area
City: Decatur
Zip Codes: 35601 35603
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 644 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Decatur is 6.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Decatur jobs have decreased by 0.85%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 19.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Decatur's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Decatur's population is 55,437 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.69%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Decatur is $85,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.21%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Decatur public schools spend $10,689 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Decatur. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Decatur

It's a good time to buy in Decatur. Home Appreciation is up 3.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Decatur Real Estate.

The median home price in Decatur is $85,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Decatur    8 Reviews
Decatur, Alabama housing - 6/27/2010
Houses are quite nice and quite affordable and property taxes are low. What more could one ask... (Read More)

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Point Mallard and Parkway waterway nice - 6/7/2010
I should clarify that the "lovely houses by the river" are near the Point Mallard Parkway water way and in Point Mallard itself. Downtown, Point Mallard Parkway, Point... (Read More)

Decatur beautiful, not Burningtree Mountain howeve - 6/7/2010
All of Decatur is just beautiful, people are very sweet, like the sweet tea there! Houses are homey and well kept everywhere. The only place not so bright and pretty is... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN DECATUR, ALABAMA
35601 35603