Enterprise, Alabama

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

249 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
4 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"

Description

Enterprise derives much of its patriotism from nearby Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. The town has also been named a Retiree Model City, ranking in the top 25 towns for military to retire. Discover the largest collection of Army aircraft in America at the Army Aviation Museum.

But Enterprise has much more to offer besides patriotism. If you are looking for some Southern hospitality, downtown Enterprise is the place to go. Find shopping and dining in addition to an interactive art studio, museums and bed and breakfasts. The town prides itself on finding the perfect balance between traditional Southern charm and progress, hence the nickname, the City of Progress.

Don’t miss the Depot Museum in a train station from 1903, the petting zoo, a historic cotton gin, farms and farmers markets. Newly opened Bamajam Farms boasts water and equestrian parks, ATV trails, bumper boats, canoeing, a fitness center, and fishing, golfing and camping—outdoors adventures for the whole family.

Enterprise plays host to many unique events including the World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Aviation Expo, and the Boll Weevil Festival. Come for Summer Fest, the Piney Woods Arts Festival, or Freedom Fest, too. See what else is going on here in local reviews.

The town my husband and I couldn't wait to get out of as teenagers...HA!...only to move back, buy some land and a John Deere tractor!
Strong sense of community, low crime, and low taxes. The Enterprise City Schools are fantastic and although it is nicknamed "The City of Progress", it continues a very slow steady growth. The city offers what anyone may need without being congested with traffic and pollution. Finally, I would have to say, most of the restaurants serve up the finest sweet tea this side of the Mississippi !
Reviewed by deannag73
on April 26, 2012
Best place to raise your children. Friendly people. Great shopping, fun filled activities for kids if all ages. Won't live anywhere else!
Reviewed by jwright36330
on April 24, 2012
Enterprise has been our home since 1992. We first experienced this area when my husband was in flight school at Ft. Rucker in 1982. He said then he wanted to retire from the Army here :) Great schools and great pride in the community.
Reviewed by bjteach
on April 24, 2012
Enterprise, AL is a great southern small town to live in. Fort Rucker is very close nearby and the military presence is a strong, supportive part of the community. Wonderful parks, facilities, golfing, southern cuisine, friendly people, and strong sense of community.
Reviewed by golfer12
on April 24, 2012
I was born and raised in the best town in the USA. We are adjacent to the Ft. Rucker Army Base so in addition to all of the hometown people, new faces are present everyday. Everyone who has lived here can name the type of Army helicopter that is flying over our heads daily, either by the sound or the shape. The Army contractors at Ft. Rucker employ a great number of our residents (including my Hubby)! It was a hard choice to choose whether Enterprise was the Friendliest, the Most Beautiful, or the Most Patriotic. Walk down our tree-lined Main Street past the historic Boll Weevil Monument and you will see the beauty. Speak to any of our residents and the Friendliness is obvious. Sit outside on a grassy lawn and watch as the helicopters fly over your head and you will feel the patriotism of our community. I never could imagine living anywhere else but in Enterprise Alabama!
Reviewed by jarnette
on April 23, 2012
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