Why choose Decatur?
Because of the quality of life…
Decatur has big city conveniences yet a small town feel. It offers
outstanding choices in recreation, the arts, and outdoor activities.
Its neighborhoods range from new subdivisions, to townhomes, to
beautiful historic districts. It is big enough to offer a wide variety
of choices in homes, churches and activities, yet small enough that
you can drive to any point within city limits in less than ten minutes
without fighting traffic. Its temperate climate allows for year
round recreation which includes water sports, boating and fishing
on the Tennessee River.
Because of its heart…
Newcomers to Decatur quickly discover that Southern Hospitality
is not a cliche, it is a way of life. The people of Decatur believe
the most important part of any community, no matter how forward
thinking or how beautiful, is the heart that is shown through the
warmth of its residents. This belief isn't simply expressed–it
is lived out. Don't be surprised if neighbors knock on your door
with baked goods to welcome you to the neighborhood. Don't be
surprised when total strangers wave at you as they drive by.
The people of Decatur have their porch swings dusted off and cool
iced tea ready to offer to you. This is your invitation from them
to "Come Home to Decatur!"
Because of its recreational opportunities…
Decatur has an abundance of natural resources and a commitment
from the city to provide residents with the finest recreational
opportunities in the area. The Tennessee River is a favorite destination
for fishing, water skiing, and pleasure boating. The city's Point
Mallard Park has it all: golf, camping, a water park, ice rink,
ball fields and so much more.
Youth sports are a vital and vibrant part of life in Decatur. We
have outstanding youth sports programs in a wide variety of sports;
we truly have something for everyone!
Because of its housing affordability…
Based on the housing affordability index calculated by the University
of Alabama's Real Estate Research and Education Center, Decatur's
housing affordability (housing costs vs. average household income)
rates Decatur as one of the Countries most affordable cities to
own your own home.
Because of its community events…
Ribs by the River. Cajun food, music and fun. A visit to Japan.
Riverboats. Travel. Adventure. These are just a few of the events
held in Decatur every year that add a unique flavor to our community.
Whether it is Daikin's Japanese Festival each fall, or CajunFest,
events at the renowned Princess Theatre or a host of other events,
Decatur has it all!