Decatur is a city located in Illinois, United States.
Decatur is reasonably good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as the streets are generally tranquil - however noise can be bothersome closer to the airport (Decatur Airport), Interstate 72, US Highway 36 or one of the railway lines.
The substantial percentage of single detached homes in the housing stock of Decatur is an important part of its character. This city also has a good selection of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. About 70% of the population of this city own their home and 30% are renters. The buildings in this city are quite old, since around half of its buildings were built pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s.
It can be difficult to walk to high schools and primary schools from houses for sale in Decatur. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. In terms of food, a portion of house buyers in Decatur may be able to access one of over 50 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to use a vehicle. There are also a few options for those who care about nearby restaurants.
Decatur is very car friendly. Parking is generally easy. On the other hand, it is challenging for pedestrians to get around in Decatur as running common errands is difficult by walking.