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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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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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.
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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