Living In Decatur AL & Beyond

If you’re looking to move into the Decatur or North Alabama area, we have you covered with Parker Real Estate agent, Hobert Pruitt.  Decatur, AL is a great place to live, with amazing neighbors, school systems, and entertainment options.  Perhaps you aren’t looking for a home, but for an investment opportunity.  We have you covered!  Here are __ reasons why you’ll want to call the Decatur, Alabama area your home.

Affordable, Safe, And Attractive Neighborhoods.

Nestled around the Tennessee River, Decatur is a popular destination for active people and those graduating from the STEM fields. Did you know Decatur was recently voted one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the nation?    We also take pride in our neighborhood watch programs to ensure safe neighborhoods for our families.

Excellent Schools.

-For Children.  Buying a family home in Decatur not only offers safe, attractive neighborhoods for your family.  You’ll also be investing in your children’s future.  Did you know that Decatur area schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program?  Our schools also offer several award-winning robotics teams, have produced above-average ACT test results in high school students, and have 23 National Board Certified teachers.  Decatur area schools are a prime MOVE site, helping both children and adults with disabilities become independent.  Decatur offers twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.  Decatur also has five private schools, further expanding your options for education.

-For Adults.  Calhoun Community College, Athens State University, and Alabama Center for the Arts all call Decatur home.   Calhoun Community College offers 49 Associate degree programs, along with 52 certificate programs.  Athens State University works with Calhoun Community College to assist students in completing their bachelor’s programs.  50 majors and 40 minors complete Athens’s offerings.

Things to Do

If you choose to buy your home in Decatur, you’ll find no shortage of museums, artistic outlets, and recreational opportunities.

-For the active.  As our community was settled on the Tennessee River, water skiers and boaters will find no shortage of fun as they take advantage of the water.  For walkers and joggers, the North Alabama Birding Trail and Decatur’s Marina Riverwalk offer opportunities to get out, move, and stay healthy.  Other sources of entertainment include the Decatur Community Archery Park, a golf course, the Jack Allen Sports Complex, and a campground.

-For the artistic.  For those who love art and theater, the Alabama Center for the Arts and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center offer classes and events.  The Cooks Museum of Natural History and the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts are also available for those who love science and theater.

-For everyone.  The Market on Bank and the 3rd Friday are community celebrations that take place monthly.  The Tour of Gardens and Music by the River are other local favorites, and the Spirit of America Celebration and the Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic attract people from Decatur and the surrounding area.

Job and Volunteer Opportunities.

-Job Opportunities.  Nucor Steel, 3M, and United Launch Alliance all call Decatur home and drive our economy.  Many smaller companies, such as Morgan Price Candy Company, also call our community home.  Drive your future by giving us a call today!

-Or Volunteer.  Perhaps you’re retired, simply need something to do, and looking to move to Decatur.  The City of Decatur is always looking for those willing to help.  The animal shelter, youth services, and the Volunteer Center of Morgan County are always looking for help.

Great Healthcare

 When you move to Decatur AL, you’ll be served by Decatur Morgan Hospital, which has two locations: Parkway Campus and Decatur Morgan Hospital’s Decatur Campus.  Emergency services are available at both, as well as women and children’s health services.  Our Oncology Center, psychiatric hospitals, counseling centers, and private outpatient clinic cover our residents’ other needs.  Five nursing homes are available, and health classes for the elderly help keep our residents healthy for years to come.

When it comes to buying a new home, location is just as important as the home’s condition and price.  To get started with purchasing your new home in Decatur or the greater Northern Alabama area, contact us today.

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