Overview of Decatur
Decatur, AR is located in the heart of the mid-South, just 22 miles west of Rogers. With a median age of 29, the town makes a great home for young families looking to live the Southern lifestyle. Less than 2,000 people live in Decatur and enjoy the beautiful, rural landscapes of Benton County. Search for Decatur apartments for rent, and find a new home in The Natural State.
Living in Decatur, AR
Decatur was incorporated in 1908 and named to commemorate Stephen Decatur Jr., a naval hero who served during the War of 1812. The town's location near freshwater springs attracted farmers from around the state who wanted to grow tobacco, apples and strawberries in Arkansas' fertile soil. Today, Decatur enjoys the distinction of being an all-American town. With gently rolling hills, proximity to lakes and national parks and a remote environment, Decatur is able to maintain the rural charm it has had since its inception. Newcomers move west to Decatur from other Benton County towns to take advantage of the town's outdoor-oriented lifestyle and inexpensive living conditions. According to City-Data, Decatur's cost of living index of 80.5 is well below the national average.
Decatur Attractions and Special Events
The Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival is the town's most exciting annual event and brings vibrant culture to Decatur's Harmony Park. Attendees can enjoy delicious food and crisp beer while listening to live music performed by a variety of acts and bands.
Crystal Lake is also located in Decatur and gives fishing enthusiasts a tranquil venue to enjoy their favorite pastime. The lake has a boat ramp and fishing dock that is open to the public, making the park accessible to all fishermen.
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