Friday, February 15, 2008

Retirement in Decatur, Alabama

Decatur, Alabama – located on the Tennessee River in Morgan County – boasts a rich heritage and a dynamic future. Here you’ll find economic prosperity, cultural diversity, and community spirit combined to make Decatur a Grand City on a Charming Scale.

Health Care: The health and well being of the Decatur community is served by two hospitals, Decatur General Hospital and Parkway Medical Center Hospital.

Climate: Decatur experiences a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and a generally mild winter. Temperatures range from 89 °F (31.6 C) in the summer to 49.0 °F (9.4 C) during winter.

Housing costs: 2004 Average Selling Price for a Home: $130,544
2005 Fair Market Rent for a 2 Bedroom Unit $474

Population: (2000 Census):Decatur: 56,000Morgan County: 110,000

Sales Tax:Decatur 9% (4% city, 1% county, 4% state) Morgan County 7% (3% county, 4% state)

Decatur remains interested in the well-being of its population, continuing to build parks and recreation facilities second to none. Water sports remain a draw to the area, with several national professional fishing tournaments hosted here each year.

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