Decatur, AL Neighborhoods Overview

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Decatur, AL


Found along the banks of the Tennessee River, Decatur’s Trinity neighborhood is full of established suburban homes with three or four bedrooms. These abodes are primarily single-family and are owned rather than rented. Most of the residents in this area are young and single, but some families and seniors also live in the area.


The Fairview neighborhood is close to the Decatur Golf and Country Club as well as Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q. This quiet suburban area is populated by highly educated owners and renters who run the gamut in age from young and single to 65 and older. The homes in this neighborhood are well established and single-family, although some apartment buildings are also available.

Russell Village

Shoppers will enjoy living in Russell Village because the Decatur Mall is close by. These average-priced homes are mostly on the smaller side, and this urban area is walkable and trendy. Mixed ages populate the area, and real estate options include single-family homes, attached dwellings and apartment buildings.

Historic Districts

There are two historic districts in Decatur: the Old Decatur Historic District and the Albany Historic District. These neighborhoods have the largest concentration of craftsman and bungalow houses from the Victorian era in the entire state. These districts are on the National Register of Historic Places, and some of these homes, dating as far back as the early 1800s, are affectionately called “The Painted Ladies.”

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