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The City of Decatur, Alabama is a positively awesome place. It is chock full of history, art, beautiful outdoor places, fun things to do, and great people to meet. The whole point of this website is to share stories about positive things going on in Decatur. Maybe you’ll be inspired to come visit – or move here and call it home!

  • Positively Pedaling: Exploring Decatur’s Bike Trails

    Decatur, Alabama, is home to some seriously cool outdoor adventures. As the weather begins to cool off and the colors of fall start to paint the city, there’s no better time to saddle up and explore some of Decatur’s most popular outdoor amenities: the bike trails. So grab your bike, and let’s embark on a fall biking adventure in Decatur!
  • Behind the Scenes at the Princess Theatre

    You may be familiar with the image of the Princess Theatre’s marquee, its brightly colored lighted letters serving as an iconic visual landmark in downtown Decatur. But have you ever wondered what lies behind that main entrance?
  • Discover Decatur’s Positively Creative Side on the MoCo Art Trail!

    Are you ready to experience the wonders of art right in your own backyard? Decatur is the proud home of the MoCo Art Trail, a journey featuring 10 incredible locations that showcase the extraordinary works of talented local artists.
  • Ingalls Harbor is Positively Expanding with a New Development Coming Soon

    Coming soon to Ingalls Harbor: A new waterfront scene for Decatur residents and visitors to live, work, and play!
  • Our Forever Home: The Hallmarks Have a Positively Full Life in Decatur

    In 1991, Realtor Kim Hallmark and her husband, Jeff made the life-changing decision to start a new chapter in Decatur. It was a leap of faith, but little did they know the incredible journey that awaited them in this charming city.
  • Positively Celebrating 190 Years: Old State Bank’s Birthday Bash

    This month, Decatur’s iconic Old State Bank celebrates its 190th birthday, and the city is throwing a party to mark the occasion.



    Alan Clara Moguel graduated from Decatur High School in 2022. During his senior year, and while working two jobs, Alan started his business, Conversate Me!, which focuses on bridging the cultural and language barrier between the English and Spanish speaking communities in Decatur by teaching conversational Spanish and providing translation services.


    Peggy Allen Towns, Author and Historian is passionate about preserving Decatur’s rich heritage. She is equally committed to sharing the voices and unique stories of our communities that intertwines and make us who we are. She has written several books about African American history in Decatur and North Alabama.


    Chase Grisham is well known for his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership abilities throughout North Alabama. After finding himself here by chance years ago, he wouldn’t change a thing.


    Local shop owner, Eva Blayhut, provides a service that goes well beyond what you’d expect. The continuous support from the community affords Eva the opportunity to keep returning the favor.

    Making Headlines

    • Holiday Tour of Historic Homes to light up Decatur

      November 18, 2023
    • FAA announces $5M in North AL airport grants

      November 16, 2023
    • Austin Middle assistant band director to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

      November 12, 2023
    • Spotlight on Limestone & Morgan: Community Development

      August 28, 2023
    • Decatur City Council members discuss new initiative

      July 9, 2023
    • Decatur hosting men’s and women’s Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship

      June 20, 2023
    • Honoring warrior on World Blood Donor Day

      June 14, 2023
    • New Highway 20 overpass set to open on June 2nd in Limestone County

      May 31, 2023
    • Dragon Boat Races set to take off at Point Mallard Saturday, May 13

      May 12, 2023
    • Decatur leaders begin preparation of Fair Housing Plan as area grows at fast rate

      May 12, 2023