Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama, Decatur and Morgan County is a growing area that has a lot to offer. Decatur-Morgan County is located in Northern Alabama, approximately twenty minutes from Huntsville and a little over an hour from Birmingham and Nashville.
The county is within a day’s drive from nearly 50% of the nation’s population, including cities such as Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis and New Orleans.
More than 113,000 people currently reside in Morgan County. Over 50,000 people call Decatur home and Hartselle residents number approximately 13,000. For more demographic information visit the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce’s site.
Residents of Decatur-Morgan County enjoy temperate year-round weather with four distinct seasons. The average temperature ranges from 40° degrees in the winter to 80° in the summer.
- January: 40.2°F
- April: 61.5°F
- July: 79.3°F
- October: 61.3°F
- Rainfall: 58.85 in
- Snowfall: <1 in
Decatur is situated on the banks of the Tennessee River. This town has a thriving art 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.