Decatur is situated on the banks of the Tennessee River. This town has a thriving arts and cultural scene, a wonderful Downtown District, and a beautiful rose garden. But shopping and natural beauty aren't the only reasons to move here: Affordability is another major incentive. The cost of buying a home in Decatur is much less than it is in other major metro areas. The Old Decatur and Albany Historic Districts of Decatur make up the largest concentration of Victorian era craftsman and bungalow homes in Alabama. Residents also enjoy the added benefit of proximity to major highways that connect to places like Huntsville and Birmingham.

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Centrally Located

Decatur is located in the center of North Alabama, making it close to everything.

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City of Decatur

Downtown Hartselle

Town of Hartselle

Priceville Town Hall

Town of Priceville

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Urban Hiking -Decatur

Outdoor Activities

The massive 67,100 acre Wheeler Lake and the Tennessee River embrace the entire northern border of Morgan County. There are an abundance of recreation opportunities for residents and visitors alike: fishing, boating, four quality marinas, lakeside parks, premier launch facilities, birding, canoeing, hiking and walking trails, biking, golf, horse back riding, hunting, disc golf and more.

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Wheeler Wildlife Refuge

Point Mallard Golf course

Point Mallard Park

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Delano Park

Rhodes Ferry Park Historical Sign

Rhodes Ferry Park

Quail Creek Golf Course

Quail Creek Golf Resort & Campground

Fraizer Park

Frazier Park

Hatselle Snap Park

Hartselle Snap Park

Priceville Veterans Park

Priceville Veterans Park

Sparkman Disc Golf & Recreations

Sparkman Disc Golf & Recreations

Decatur Historic Railroad Depot

Decatur Historic Railroad Depot

Rich History

Decatur’s rich history dates back to 1823 when it was founded by order of the U.S. Congress and President James Monroe in honor of the renowned U.S. naval officer Commodore Stephen Decatur (1779-1820). Decatur, who won a sword from Congress and a captaincy when he was only 25, was one of the most daring officers in the United States Navy during its early years.

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Old State Bank


Old Somerville Courthouse

Arts & Culture

Morgan County provides educational & cultural opportunities to the community.


Carnegie Visual Arts Center

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Princess Theatre

Alabama Center for Arts

Alabama Center for the Arts

Health & Senior Service

Morgan County is home to great health care facilities and is only 30 minutes from one of the states top heart facilities in Huntsville.

Decatur Morgan Hospital Main Campus

Decatur Morgan Hospital

Decatur Morgan County Parkway Campus

Decatur Morgan County Parkway Hospital Campus

Turner Surles Community Resource Center

Turner Surles Community Resource Center

Cancer Institute Decatur

Clearview Cancer Institute Decatur

Priceville Primary Care

Priceville Primary Care Center

Decatur Morgan Senior Center

Decatur Alabama Senior Activity Center

Hartselle Civic & Senior Center

Hartselle Civic & Senior Center

Huntsville Airport

Huntsville International Airport

Largest commercial airport in North…

Decatur, Alabama is a wonderful place in which to live--and to retire.

The low cost of living, natural beauty, amenities, friendly people, and excellent health care all make Decatur, Alabama a wonderful place in which to live—and to retire.

David Breland—resident for 67 years


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