What’s the deal with Prattville, AL? 4 reasons some choose “The Preferred Community.”

August 25th, 2008 categories: Montgomery, Prattville

People moving to the River Region (military families, relocators, etc.) have caused Prattville, AL to explode in the last decade.  Once a rural commuter town, Prattville is now a solid city.

Prattville, AL Bass Pro Outdoor WorldPrattville residents now shop, eat, and play at home.   10 years ago this wasn’t the case, but now my family loves to take a shopping trip to Bass Pro Outdoor World, and then have dinner at Jim ‘n Nicks BBQ in Prattville.

So why do some people choose Prattville?  For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts:

1) Small town feel – The City of Prattville says the population in 2002 was 25,500, and it’s growing steadily.  But that’s a lot smaller than Montgomery’s 200,000+ count.  Plus, there’s a lot of history and civic pride in this community.  Check out their website here.

2) Public Schools – The Autauga County school system has a solid reputation from K-12th grade. These include the schools in Autaugaville, Pine Level, Marbury, Billingsley, and the City of Prattville.

3) Proximity to Montgomery and military bases – Hop on I-65 south and it’s minutes to Maxwell AFB and downtown Montgomery.

Prattville Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail4) Residential and commercial development– Prattville has new residential communities with similar amenities to new neighborhoods in east Montgomery. There’s a Target (enough said), new restaurants, and the Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill golf complex.

Like I said, these are merely my observations.   Any Prattvillians want to add your two cents?  Let us know about life in Prattville by leaving us a comment.