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Live Close to Where You Study

It’s hard to explain how cool it is to live in downtown Decatur.
Decatur is a community that is small enough to feel safe, and large enough to have some really great things to offer. Explore your options for living near the Alabama Center for the Arts.

Live in the Alabama Center for the Arts Downtown Residence Hall!

This new, modern residence hall is a 3-story building with a total of 49 apartments.

The living facility offers 49 apartments in various configurations: 11 studios, 19 one-bedroom units, and 19 two-bedroom units. These apartments include both ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant units and adaptable units.

Amenities include:

  • Refrigerator

  • Stove/oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes washer and dryer
  • High-speed internet
  • 1st Floor 250 mph rated storm shelter
  • Post office
  • Leasing office
  • Study area with computer labs on all floors
  • Keyless entry access cards
  • Video surveillance cameras on all exterior entrances and exits

Live off campus in Downtown Decatur

Historic downtown Decatur, Alabama, has an increasing number of loft apartments as well as two historic neighborhoods. Downtown is safe, fun, and has a ton of things to do.

Live ANYWHERE in Decatur

Seriously, Decatur is a great place to live.

It has been named one of the most affordable cities in the country and has great arts, music, and outdoor adventures. There are apartments, historic neighborhoods, and subdivisions – lots of choices for affordable living.


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