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The reasons to love Decatur are positively endless!

Decatur is a charming community on the Tennessee River, located just 30 minutes outside of Huntsville. The city has a vibrant arts scene, countless outdoor activities, a rich history, an active downtown, and more.

Learn more about why we love calling Decatur home!

Ready to take the next step?

Find a local realtor to learn all there is to know about living in Decatur, or explore senior living communities in the area.

Are you a young professional? Move to Decatur and apply for up to $15,000 towards your student loans!

Decatur made history by being the first community in the country to create a comprehensive incentive package to attract STEM graduates to become residents of the community. The incentives go far beyond student loan payment assistance and include connecting you to social events with other young professionals and community leaders, providing personal assistance and recommendations, and more.

Awards & Rankings

Decatur is getting national attention for being a great place to live! With a rich quality of life and affordable living, it’s no wonder why Decatur is making headlines. View all awards and rankings.


Where do people in Huntsville want to move to?



Most Affordable Small Metro in the US



Cheapest Places to Live (for City Dwellers) in the US


Top 4

Cities on the Rise to Consider for Affordable Living



Decatur has great people and great stories. We picked the top 10 attributes we think make Decatur special, and we are sharing stories for all of them! What characteristics do YOU think are most important for your next home?

Tune in to what’s happening in Decatur!