When looking for a place to live, Prattville offers the BEST of everything! From affordable real estate, a progressive economy, to an almost perfect climate. It is no wonder why so many families and businesses are choosing Prattville living. Southern charm, exciting recreational activities, new adventures and friendly residents are just a few reasons to make Prattville, Alabama your home.
Since Prattville’s beginning it has been a place people want to call home. It was in 1833 that Daniel Pratt arrived on the scene. Acquiring land at the fall line of Autauga Creek, he established the town of Prattville and began manufacturing his cotton gins. Pratt’s gin company became the foremost producer of cotton gins in the world. Prattville is known today as the “Birthplace of Industry in Alabama.” Although ranked as one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama, Prattville maintains a quaint charm. Flowing fountains, classic older homes, and numerous new, upscale and affordable neighborhoods are all part of an eclectic blend linking Prattville’s past to its future.
We are proud of our past and even more excited for our future. And, we know that you too, will discover the beauty of Prattville and Autauga County that we have grown to love. We encourage you to join our friendly community and enjoy the best of both worlds… the beauty of nature with the convenience of city; small-town closeness with unlimited growth potential; and roots rich in history with a promising vision for the future.
Your real estate dollars will go farther in Prattville. You can choose a home in historic Prattville’s Downtown area or in one of many planned attractive subdivisions. If you dream of country living, select a home in the area’s natural rolling woodland hills. The real estate prices are lower than other areas in the country and especially neighboring Montgomery. Prattville also has lower real estate taxes.
Prattville has modern and fully qualified Emergency Departments. The City Police and Fire Departments are equipped with the finest men and women anyone would want protecting and serving their city. The Prattville Fire Department was one in the state to have a fully qualified Paramedic Program. The 911 emergency system is in operation throughout the area.
Since Prattville’s rapid growth began in the early fifties, the area has risen to the challenge in a progressive and financially responsible manner. The public schools system are fully accredited by the State Department of Education and offers some of the best educational opportunities in the area and is staffed with the brightest and most talented Educators.
The city offers a host of banks with full-service banking locations located throughout the area for your convenience. Shoppers have an exceptional choice for a city this size. The downtown area combines many delightful specialty shops and stores in the charm of quaint New England architecture. In addition, seven large shopping centers are located just east and north of the downtown area. A new 12 screen movie theater featuring all stadium seating (Promenade 12) and a twice weekly newspaper entertain and inform citizens.
Prattville Baptist Hospital and Baptist Medical Park can handle most injuries and illnesses. The Emergency Room at Prattville Baptist Hospital is open 24 hours and is staffed by qualified physician and nurses. One of the finest medical complexes (U.A.B. Medical) in the world is only a short 90-minute drive north to Birmingham.