Best Places to Live in Decatur, Texas

Regional center - Northeast Texas
Pros
-Entertainment
-Arts and culture
-Diverse economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Unattractive physical setting
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metro Area

Dallas is the eastern, larger half of the Dallas–Fort Worth “Metroplex.” Dallas is what most people think of when they first think of Texas—big, busy, growing, cosmopolitan, rich, glitzy, and self-confident. Dozens of gleaming downtown skyscrapers tower above the level plains, while an assortment of neighborhoods and suburban commercial centers sprawl in all directions around the city core. It has far outgrown its beltway and is supported by a spider web of freeways going in all directions, a network almost without compare in other U.S. cities. Long commutes are common, thanks to the large population, growth rate, and urban sprawl, but most don’t commute to the city itself. A rapidly developing rail-transit program is helping to cope, but Dallas is pretty much as “motor city.”


QUICK FACTS

City: Decatur
Zip Codes: 76234
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 596 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Decatur is 5.30% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Decatur jobs have increased by 0.81%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Decatur's cost of living is 1.10% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Decatur's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Decatur's population is 6,521 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 53.36%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Decatur is $185,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 22.52%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Decatur public schools spend $11,730 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 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 5.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Decatur Real Estate.

The median home price in Decatur is $185,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Decatur    2 Reviews
Unwelcoming - 10/25/2010
Very clannish and closed... (Read More)

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Very nice and quiet........... - 8/7/2008
I live for 15 years in Decatur and then moved to Florida 6 years ago. I hate Florida and desperately miss the friendly, gentle people in Decatur. It is very quiet with... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN DECATUR, TEXAS
76234